♫♪  Pearl & The Oysters - “Lake Alice”

Did you want to get a song stuck in your head today? Good! Peep this video, and let it play over and over and over in your mind, pinging off the inside of your skull until you’re screaming into your pillow at 3 AM. Try to make it stop. You will never go to sleep. Again.

As you may have guessed, I watched it yesterday: don’t look me in the eye today.

Pearl & The Oysters are a Casio-pop/cartoon-guitar hybrid whose debut self-titled record appeared in Q4 2017 (cassette on Elestial Sound, LP on Requiem Pour Un Twister). Comprised of Juliette Pearl Davis and Joachim Polack, the band now also features TMT favorites Euglossine and Sunmoonstar, bringing a somewhat dramatically different sound than their main projects — well, Sunmoonstar’s anyway — she’s replaced her ambient drift with a bass guitar. And, in the spirit of “Lake Alice,” the rest of the record is equally earwormy and sleep-depriving.

The Gainesville group filmed “Lake Alice” while touring through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, so… the scenery looks familiar to me. The video features lots of palm trees and swimming and Bermuda shirts (and a hat!) and A Hard Day’s Night-inspired hijinks (minus the massive crowds in pursuit, of course). Lots of shucking and jiving, if you get my drift.

You shuck oysters to open them. Oysters are yummy.

After watching the video above a few thousand times, why don’t you check out the rest of their S/T album? Here, I’ll help you with a handy embed.

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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