For SOM, tone is everything. The Massachusetts-based quartet, featuring members of such shoegaze and post-rock heavy hitters as Caspian, Junius, and Constants, play the kind of somber, glimmering music that exudes a heavy fog of emotion and introspection around it. On their full-length debut The Fall, the band take their time crafting tracks that even in their more punishing moments are thick with sentiment, good and bad. It’s this resonance that has made them a hit in underground music circles, and will undoubtedly draw in fans of acts like Deftones and Chevelle who are looking for something a little more subterranean.
Stranger, the band’s new animated music video, interprets this sense of gravitas on a massive scale. Designed and animated by Austin Marola, it shows an astronaut stranded in space after his ship falls to pieces, witnessing the death of a star. As the force of the supernova propels him further into the void, he seems imbued with his own powerful light, and eventually becomes a celestial body. That poignant hopelessness, coupled with the stipple style of the animation, makes this a powerful display of where SOM are coming from.
Watch our exclusive premiere of SOM’s Stranger below:
SOM’s The Fall is out now and available for purchase.
Catch the band live at one of the following dates:
10.08 – Champaign, IL @ Rose Bowl
10.09 – Audiotree Live
10.10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w. O’Brother / End Of The Ocean / Holy Fawn
Posted on October 8th 2019, 4:00pm