Referring to “Beach Holiday” previously, the lead track from Fort Lean‘s very good self-titled EP (available here for free), we made note that despite frequent references to a “beach holiday,” the song is not aggressively beachy. Lifting the vocals off the track for a moment, it actually has a lot in common with Vampire Weekend’s acutely orchestrated pop. But lead singer Keenan Mitchell’s careening shouts are very much present, of course, turning it into a youth-grasping party anthem. Since CMJ, all sorts of people have been saying really nice things about these guys, making it an opportune time to release a video for the aforementioned song. Filmed in Emily’s Pork Store of ye olde Williamsburg, it’s a nice complement to the band’s “screw it, let’s go for it” energy, whatever “it” may be. (It will actually make you want to have a beach holiday.)
Be on the lookout for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 16 with Bear Hands and a LP sometime next year.