Wet Hair, “Camouflage”

Shawn Reed and Ryan Garbes are back (with new member Justin Tye), giving us a full length on De Stijl called Spill Into Atmosphere. "Camouflage" is the first single, and it gets as close to the ocean as the Iowa City group could possibly hope for. With the sailing synth melody hovering above the cheerful tempo, "Camouflage" is veering into early Cure territory, but Shawn's tremolo vocals weird it up and keep it out of the realm of pure pop. Plus, it's super low-fi. Duh. The video also has its head in the clouds, with aerial shots of rocky beaches pinched by crystallized light leaks and occasionally interrupted by other experiments.

The LP is on pre-order right now. Pick it up at De Stijl.