We generally judge music videos on factors such as style, pacing, narrative, and cinematography, but equally important is the video’s appropriateness towards its subject; that is, whether or not it fits with the spirit of the song. “Bianca Vasquez (Trash Hump Island Adventure)” has long been a live staple for experimental rock trio CHEW, and why not? The song is the perfect encapsulation of the band’s ability to write adventurous music that is catchy and exhilarating. So it’s entirely fitting that the group’s new video would be something equally batty yet captivating.

Created by Richie Brown, the same artist who put together the cover artwork for the group’s 3D EP, “Bianca Vasquez” is a fast-paced and colorful blast of psychedelic imagery that’s essentially split into two segments. While both parts feature a figure animated with pulsing lines, shapes, and colors, the track’s more fluid and melodic sections are accompanied by natural scenes such as lush green fields and tranquil waters. Within the song’s noisy breakdowns, however, chaos reigns with a barrage of swirling geometric patterns, restless shifting hues and pigments, and mind-bending hallucinogenic imagery that all but achieves sensory overload. Overall, it’s quirky, trippy, and fun, providing the perfect atmosphere for a band that’s grown adept at working within the outer peripheries or rock, punk, and noise. Watch it above.

The premiere finds the band at the start of their latest tour which will take them through much of Florida and across Texas to SXSW before sending the group back through the Southeast and up the East Coast. Check out the full list of dates below.

CHEW Tour Dates
Mar 03 – Miami, FL – Kill Your Idol
Mar 04 – St. Pete, FL – The Bends
Mar 05 – Tampa, FL – the Mermaid
Mar 06 – Orlando, FL – Spacebar
Mar 07 – Gainesville, FL – Loosey’s
Mar 08 – Tallahassee, FL – Indianhead Factory
Mar 09 – Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
Mar 11 – Beaumont, TX – Logon Cafe
Mar 12 – San Antonio, TX – K23
Mar 13 – Houston, TX – Notsuoh
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 18 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
Mar 20 – Tupelo, MS – Blue Canoe
Mar 22 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Egans
Mar 23 – Birmingham, AL – The Syndicate
Mar 24 – Savannah, GA – Congress Street Social Club
Apr 21 – Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s
Apr 22 – Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
Apr 24 – Arlington, VA – The Galaxy Hut
Apr 27 – Somerville, MA – PA’s Lounge
Apr 29 – Burlington, VT – Radio Bean

More Info
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