Australian psych-rockers POND previously announced Sessions, their second album of 2019. Now, they’ve also revealed a quirky, surreal new video for “Hand Mouth Dancer,” which is featured both on the new album and on March’s Tasmania in different versions.
The new Elliott Arndt-directed clip is surreal, and features band members singing along to the tune with peculiarly long arms, dancing in front of a muted rainbow wall, and being tied together with plastic wrap.
“We wanted to capture how the band has been playing live lately and commit that to tape while we were in the middle of a long tour,” frontman Jay Watson explains of Sessions in a statement. “As you play the same song for years, or even as a single tour rolls on, the way you play the songs mutates. Little inflections and fills become part of the song, and the structures and even the overall feeling and intent of the songs change. I always loved listening to my favorite bands’ Peel Sessions and wanted something of our own in that vein.”
Watch the video for “Hand Mouth Dancer” below.