DRUG CABIN PREMIERES WONDERFULLY BIZARRE VIDEO FOR “WHATEVER NEVER” ON NOISEY; BAND ADDED TO FILTER’S CULTURE COLLIDE FESTIVAL, LINES UP LA SHOWS
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2012 - Drug Cabin, the sun warped new project ofNathan Thelen of Pretty Girls Make Graves and Moonrats and Marcus Congleton of Ambulance LTD, have premiered their psychedelic video for"Whatever Never" on Noisey. The video was directed by Kevin Willis, who helmed Modest Mouse’s ”Satellite Skin” video and has helped create six Toolvideos as a producer, animator, actor, stop motion animator and special effects artist, and was nominated for a Grammy for Tool’s "Stinkfist" video and “Best Recording Package” for AEnima. The video for “Whatever Never” is a mix of stop motion, clay animation, live acting and is as trippy a video as you would expect from a band named Drug Cabin. “I became distraught when I lost my cat of fifteen or so years,” explains Willis about his inspiration for the video. “For weeks, my mind went whirling into strange places knowing that he was never coming back. Then one day he literally just fell back into my lap. So, I decided to document that experience as best I could with this video.”
"Whatever Never" hails from Drug Cabin’s self-titled debut EP, which was released onJune 19 on 401K Music. The jaunty psych-pop song is available for free download at RCRDLBL where it premiered: http://bit.ly/RMJKQK A second track, "Barracuda,"can be downloaded for free at Filter who dubbed it “a summer jam: http://bit.ly/TPhe1o
The album, called “a six-song collection of woozy, beautifully melancholic songs” by Prefix, was recently added into rotation at Starbucks.
Drug Cabin’s first EP was created and recorded by Thelen at friend Josh Klinghoffer’s (Red Hot Chili Peppers) house before Marcus Congleton joined the band. The EP was produced by Thelen’s former Pretty Girls Make Graves bandmateNick DeWitt (Liars) and it showcases both his ear for simple yet sublime arrangements and Thelen’s songwriting prowess and knack for melody. A mix of sun-dappled pop, woozy psychedelia, and Laurel Canyon folk, the EP radiates a laid back Southern California vibe.
Thelen and Congleton have been busy all summer writing their debut LP, which will be released next year. The LA transplants, who have been honing their sound over the last few months at shows around the city, have just been added to Filter’s Culture Collide Festival taking place in LA on October 4-7. Tomorrow, September 14 they will open up for Eternal Summers and DZ Deathrays at LA’s Bootleg Theatre.