Dust City Opera Releases Music Video For New Song “Angie”

As they gear up for the release of their second indie album Alien Summer next month, emerging eclectic sextet Dust City Opera, which mixes strands of grunge, gothic country, punk, folk and rock as their soundtrack of stories steeped in cosmic horror, transformation and transcendence, offers further insight into their new music with the release of the music video for new song “Angie”. Though conceived in an isolated cabin, the dark and heartbreaking track explores a different kind of isolation, as frontman and soundtrack master Paul Hunton explains.

“I had gotten an Airbnb as far from anything as I could go and got down to writing. Eventually I stumbled on the first deal and ‘Angie’ fell through,” Hunton says. “I had the idea of ​​someone unconscious and dying, having a hallucinatory death trip. The guy revisits parts of his life and runs through his memory. It’s all stripped down as he loses consciousness. He feels like ‘a woman named Angie, but the memories are gone. He keeps looking for her, but she’s the last concrete impression to make. It’s goodbye.

Video creator Sydney Counce adds: “The first time I heard ‘Angie’ I was devastated. I wanted the same reaction for the video. Something beautiful and haunting. The video follows an old man with dementia, who wanders confused through the Woods in search of his old love, Angie. He cannot separate memory from reality. He is haunted by flashbacks of her as he stumbles through the woods, becoming more and more desperate.

Set for release on Friday, March 4, Alien Summer features the band’s recent single “The Unkind” along with previously released songs “An Okay Way To Go”, “It”, “Tile or Linoleum” and “Stars”. Since its release in January, “The Unkind” has received media support from Rock At Night, AntiMusic, Tinnitist, 1st Day Fresh, Vents Magazine and many more. Alien Summer is available to pre-register on DSP and pre-order on CD and vinyl here.

Dust City Opera – Paul Hunter [vocals, guitar, songwriter]Clara Byom [clarinet, accordion, keys]Travis Rourk [trombone]Chris Livingstone [lead guitar]Scott Brewer [bass]and Dave Purcell [drums] – materialized in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but they could just as easily have slipped through an intergalactic portal or stowed away on an abandoned spaceship before crashing in the desert.

After building a cult following and raising tens of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter to launch their next chapter, these six musicians are perfecting that otherworldly vision on Alien Summer, the sequel to DCO’s 2019 debut album, Heaven. Alongside producer Matthew Tobias and thematic overdubs from GRAL Brothers, Dust City Opera expanded their sound on Alien Summer with cinematic flourishes and a grand backdrop befitting the overall themes of the record.

To celebrate the release of Alien Summer, Dust City Opera will headline the Lobo Theater in Albuquerque on Friday, March 18 with special guests The Directory, Giovanni String Quartet and MC Rusty Rutherford. The six musicians will then travel to Colorado for newly announced shows in Pueblo on Friday, March 25 at the Blo Back Gallery and in Denver on Saturday, March 26 at the Lion’s Lair.

Watch the new music video here: