wednesday in santa cruz @ the crepe placePosted: March 13, 2012
now we know why people think we’re from santa cruz, and it’s because footage from “featherbed” was shot there. makes sense.
Transplants to the East Bay from Harrisonburg, Virginia by way of Washington, D.C., the Shrouded Strangers are a fuzzed-out, psych-pop outfit peddling hillbilly hallucinations, sea shanties about mutinies gone wrong and catchy ditties steeped in indie furor. The band’s “summer-beach-fuzz-rock anthem” “Featherbed” and the accompanying video, which features tons of surf footage and our own Beach Boardwalk, were submitted, and rejected, by three of the surf industry’s big name businesses. I say give ’em points for trying.