Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘In Sequins,’ Decades

Published March 27, 2013

ABOVE: DECADES. IMAGE COURTESY OF LAURA-LYNN PETRICK

Since their incarnation in 2010, Toronto-based quartet Decades has steadily shed the no-frills garage rock that marked their beginnings, embracing a pulsing, hypnotic tone that dilates into the ethereal. Anchored by the elegiac vocals of frontman Mike Kaminski, Decades is crafting a singular brand of shoegaze-inflected rock that recalls the likes of  ’80s and ’90s Brit-pop.

After a turn playing at Canada’s CMW festival last week alongside Savages and Suuns, Decades’ self-titled debut album is slated for release on April 30 (via White Girl Records). Their follow-up to their first music video release (the charged, synth-driven “Tonight Again“) is the video for “In Sequins,” a haunting lament on a love seemingly out of grasp, which we’re thrilled to premiere today.

Awash in hazy violet, Kaminski, drummer Peter Gosling, bassist Greg Peters, and guitarist Justin Lemaire introspectively play their instruments against a backdrop of a very scribbly piece of abstract art, interspliced with shots of an obscured object of desire as she writhes and dances, dressed in, yes, sequins. Sequined leggings, to be precise. Seemingly lensed through a series of crystals and prisms, the shimmering diamonds of light that reflect off of the girl’s legs ingrain themselves into the scene, and the tableau becomes distorted into a liquid, purple-drenched kaleidoscopic space. Paired with the forlorn repeating refrain of “You’re so close,” we definitely feel the longing.

DECADES’ SELF-TITLED DEBUT IS DUE OUT APRIL 16. FOR MORE ON THE BAND, VISIT ITS WEBSITE.