Triptides – “See Her Light”

Post Author: Jeff Cubbison

L.A. psych-rock band shares colorful video off terrific new single

We’ve been huge fans of Los Angeles psych-rock purveyors Triptides for a long time now – going all the way back to their 2010 self-titled debut EP. Since then, they’ve run the full sonic gamut over the course of several enthralling albums, including 2013’s Predictions, 2015’s Azur, and last year’s sprawling Visitors in addition to many other releases. A couple months ago, we shared a new one from them called “Nirvana Now,” an infectious, lush garage-psych anthem. And today, we are beyond thrilled to premiere a new song and video from Triptides off their newest single, a rollicking, fuzzy and dreamy gem called “See Her Light.”

The track kicks off with a blast of noodling lo-fi guitars and uptempo rhythms as frontman Glenn Brigman’s vocals come through front-and-center. Triptides’ dreamy production gloss hovers over the breezy sonic tapestry as all the instrumental layers ebb and flow in hypnotic fashion. Explosive guitars, bass and drums eventually coalesce into a rousing noise jam that brings the track home in cathartic fashion. Overall, “See Her Light” is a terrific psychedelic love song, and another mesmerizing cut from Triptides.

The track’s video, meanwhile, is a dazzling collage shot on Super 8 by drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar. It features footage from various locales including Athens, Greece, Belgium and the Caribbean – complete with shots of people on jet skis, horse-drawn carriages, and ruins from ancient Greek structures. The clip captures the track’s zoned-out vibe with deft visual aplomb. 

“See Her Light” is the b-side to their excellent new single Call Of Creation, which drops today via Greenway Records. According to Brigman, the single touches on some pretty wondrous themes inspired by the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith: “It’s about someone seeing into the past in a weird dream-like vision, a stormy scene at an ancient ocean/lake, full of fog coming down from a mountain. Then it goes on to talk about beings born in stars at the dawn of time that are in a state of hibernation until the ‘time is right’ in which they come out of the water and walk upon the land.” You can pre-order the record HERE, and preview it below via Spotify. Triptides are also set for a slew of live dates over the next couple weeks; you can check out those dates, as well as the colorful video for “See Her Light,” below.

Tour Dates:

9/13 || Philadelphia, PA || Boot & Saddle

9/14 || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right

9/15 || Washington, DC || Comet Ping Pong

9/16 || Richmond, VA || Cary St. Cafe

9/18 || Nashville, TN || The 5 Spot

9/19 || St. Louis, MO || Foam

9/20 || Kansas City, MO || recordBar

9/21 || Lincoln, NE || Lincoln Calling