Peel Dream Magazine have today shared the video for ‘Pictionary’, the latest track from their new album, Pad, which will be released on Friday 7th  October 2022. Watch the video below.

Pad recalls the space age bachelor stylings of Stereolab and The High Llamas, with an occult twist that borrows from Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes and there’s an unmoored frivolity to it standing in stark contrast to the severe, droning motorik of their previous albums.

“I co-directed this video with my talented friend Clayton McCracken, a prominent video artist in LA specializing in live visuals. We filmed the entire thing in his living room and in it, a set of characters experience a mysterious, orgiastic cataclysm while playing a game of Pictionary. The rest is open to interpretation. According to the story of the album, I’ve been exiled from Peel Dream Magazine. Scenes alternate between me playing the board game, and labouring over a composition. I’m weaving my own reality, and perhaps the very song itself, in the style of this isolated “tortured artist”. I wanted to channel Herman Melville’s Pierre, which tells this gothic 19th century story of an author who drives himself mad while working on his magnum opus – the true story of his own life. It’s also supposed to be a play on the baroque pop element of the new record, which features harpsichord and chamber strings. I ended up wearing a bunch of Clayton’s clothes that felt very “Laurel Canyon”, 60s LA to me.” – Joseph Stevens

Pad is available digitally, on CD, yellow vinyl and a green vinyl Dinked edition w/ 7” & poster limited to 400 copies available only through Dinked collective stores.

Pre-order Pad here.