San Franciscan-cum-Brooklynite O.J. San Felipe has two bands: Golden Triangle and Xray Eyeballs. Both share a fondness for West coast surf vibes and shoe-scuffing dance parties. But while the former tilts the throttle fully forward, Xray Eyeballs drifts hazily towards a darker party thrown deeper in the back of the garage. Take the new clip for their track Egyptian Magician — both song and video recall a smoked-out basement or college dorm. Dim, irregular lighting accents the careless nature of sporadic dancing, and unpretentious good-times abound.
The video, directed by Amanda Finn, feels and looks much like that, shot through Hunter S. Thompsons glasses. Check it out over at Cluster 1. If you like what you see and hear, grab their debut full-length, Not Nothing, on Kanine Records, and check them out on their West coast tour at the dates and locations below.
Xray Eyeballs 2011 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge *
05/13 – Olympia, WA @ Northern *
05/14 – Portland, OR @ East End *
05/16 – Oakland, CA @ Elis Mile High Club #
05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern ^
05/19 – Monterey, CA @ Carbones
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Star
05/21 – Fullerton, CA @ Burger Records
05/22 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
* = w/ Grave Babies
# = w/ Shannon and the Clams
^ = w/ Burnt Ones