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VIDEO: “Stacks On Stacks”

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LA minimal pop duo Bouquet share the music video for their latest single “Stacks On Stacks.” The video comes from the mind of Jennifer Juniper Stratford, a video artist and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an avant-garde television studio and analog media lab. Stream it over at Gorilla vs. Bear.

In a Dream is the debut 5-song EP from Bouquet. Each song on the record offers a portal into Bouquet’s uncanny universe – where clocks strike backwards, dust fills trophy cups, and analog drum machines pulsate like footsteps.  Guitar and synthesizer blend and divide as Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs’ ether-filled vocals float above, fortified by Max Foreman’s precise baritone.  In A Dream’s landscapes of trembling electronics invoke such unclassifiable wonders as Young Marble Giants and This Mortal Coil, synth heroes Cluster, and the dulcet sensibilities of Sibylle Baier.

In A Dream will be released on March 10 via Ulrike / Folktale Records. Half of the 10″ records pressed will be on black vinyl and the other half on white vinyl. The record was mixed by producer Cole Marsden Greif-Neill (Julia Holter, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beck).

Formed in Los Angeles, Bouquet set forth with a vision of pop songwriting combined with a minimal palette of analog electronic sounds. Both members originally hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, where guitarist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs fronted the folk-pop outfit The Finches, while also working as a visual artist.  Keyboardist Max Foreman has a background in experimental composition, and cofounded the instrumental trio Tenebre.  The two have joined their technical and creative approaches to music-making, along with visual elements – including prints, sculptural objects, and projections – by Pennypacker Riggs.

Since 2013, Bouquet has gained increasing attention for their live performances supporting acts such as Geneva Jacuzzi, Ariel Pink, EMA, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Sonny and the Sunsets, Lori Goldston (Nirvana), Nite Jewel, and Mt. Eerie; playing at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Night Court at Art Basel Miami; and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in the UK, curated by TV on the Radio.


Tour Dates:

2/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (FOMO Fest)
3/08 Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl
3/29 Los Angeles, CA – RECORD RELEASE show @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
4/18 Oakland, CA – Beyond Trend runway show @ Creative Growth
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In A Dream
[Ulrike / Folktale Records] Release Date: March 10, 2015

1. In A Dream
2. Stacks On Stacks
3. Come To Your House
4. Over Mountains
5. Falling