Local wunderkinds Disq are back with a brand new video for their song “Communication,” which premiered Thursday at Stereogum.
Put together by Frances Lea Tyska and Stella Maris Bock, the video depicts several very cool looking couples tied together by shots of Disq’s teenage braintrust — Isaac de Broux-Slone and Raina Bock — talking on vintage telephones. And though it has a very DIY-vibe (a good chunk of the clip features found footage and stark shots of the Madison area), there are some truly breathtaking aerial shots in there. It’s a good thesis on Disq, a band that’s notable for their ability to disguise sophistication is lo-fi shambling.
Speaking of, the song marks new territory for Disq. Musical schizophrenia isn’t uncommon among young bands, and Disq did flirt with psychedelics on some of their earlier work. Here, that pretense is dropped in favor of reverb-drenched powerpop. In a perfect world, this is what Weezer should have sounded like after Pinkerton. However, it’s what Disq sounds like now, and we’re all the better for it.
“Communication” is out now digitally, with a 7” coming soon via Saddle Creek Records. It’s part of the beloved indie label’s Document Series, which focuses on “unreleased music from artists outside the label’s roster.” Disq will curate a zine as a companion.