Brooklyn-based duo Weeknight make dark pop music. Their sound is a dreamy landscape, where intense backbeats coexist with floating synths, and where our inner goth kid makes peace with our preppy side. Think The Cure meets Beach House. Their debut album, Post-Everything, is set to be released digitally on March 4 via Artifical Records, with a vinyl release planned soon after.
Their newest video off the album, “Dark Light,” is a cryptic introduction to the mystery that is Andy and Holly. Directed by Austin M. Kearns, it begins at a candle filled vigil with flowery imagery that invokes images of Dia De Los Muertos. The scene cuts between the two with and without skeletal makeup, which is given an animated, eerie vibe under a black light. Throughout, Lynchian scenes of hyper-reality flash, such as dancers in unison, drinking 40s, hanging out on an LED-lit bicycle, and a roof top funeral. Despite the dark tones of the video and the song, the band never give us a reason to mourn death, but rather celebrate.
Weeknight will be on tour throughout the year, including a stop at Princeton University on February 22, followed by appearances at SXSW. You can view the video below: