(Screen capture from Test Patterns video)
Online music magazine Impose has just launched a brand new video feature called Test Patterns. For the two-part inaugural installment, Impose video’d Iowa City krauty, sun-soaked, pop mavens Wet Hair. The session was taped back in April, on the band’s Northeastern tour, at Shea Stadium (the now famous DIY spot, not the now-demolished former home of the New York Metropolitans). The videos aren’t quite as lo-fi as the feature’s name would imply, really, the only nod to being a guerrilla, post-test-pattern airing is the random changes of color. Otherwise both the picture and audio quality are really beyond reproach. If you don’t believe me, just get a load of either “Echo Lady” or “Tarantula” below–both standouts from the group’s brand new De Stijl-released In Vogue Spirit.
From the “No News is Good News” file: Wet Hair had to, regrettably, cancel their upcoming tour with spaced-out it-composer-of-the-moment Rene Hell a/k/a Jeff Witscher after vocalist Shawn Reed’s athletic lifestyle caught up with him. A couple torn ligaments and the surgery to repair them will have Reed sidelined until the middle of the summer. Though Reed’s optimistic that he’ll return to the fold shortly: “I will be walking again on my own by July and we hope to make up the tour in the late summer.” So keep your eyes on Wet Hair’s Facebook page for tour and injury updates. In the meantime, send good vibes toward Reed’s knee.