Coast is the second single taken from Infinite Lives, the new album by Chicago's Bastardgeist, aka Joel Midden. The track is based around a looped orchestral stab, building into a lurching, symphonic piece with electronic rumbles, and layered washes of Midden's wavering falsetto. The video recently premiered at the Court Métrage Short Film Corner during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Director Philip Harder has a long history with Low — something also explored in his feature film about the band, Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking) — and that intimacy is readily apparent here with the macro shots of them in the recording studio. There's an analog naturalness at play here, even giving way to the stop-motion animated vines that gradually overtakes the occasional digital noise and the band.