Hey, what’s up. Do you feel like you just can’t quite get your ass out of bed on this Sunday morning? I feel your pain. This week’s Video Clip, the sublime dark pop anthem, “Call Through the Wire” from Denver-based electronic pop trio Inner Oceans, is ready to play Devil’s Advocate. I mean, “Call Through the Wire” has that gentle, static ebb that works so well as a tonic for an acid hangover; where the intermittent drop-outs in the audio can be mistaken for blips in your temporarily fried consciousness. It’s also entirely suited to post-break-up wound licking, where the woozy beats nurse the bitter-sweetness of absolute relief mixed with a dull, aching melancholy. This song comes right out and asks, indeed, why get up at all? Well, it doesn’t really, but it should.
Visually, there are no big challenges here: just keep your orbs open and let them absorb the pretty, colored lights. Inner Oceans is frontman Griffith Snyder, guitarist/programmer Charles Kern, and multi-instrumentalist Julia Mendiolea, who aspire to sculpt music that is exceptionally personal, while also embodying a spiritual mystery and elegance that is just out of reach. “Call Through the Wire” an addictive elixir of haunting electronic tones and unconventional infectious melodies. Enjoy!