Dungeonesse, the project of Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Jon Ehrens (White Life) that would cozily, retroactively extend the East Coast Family's reign into Baltimore, have premiered their new video for "Nightlight" today with Stereogum.

In it, director Ariana Natale imagines a liminal space - a dreamworld full of magical jellyfish that bloom and glow while "Nightlight" pulses and trembles along.

The video works like a one-way mirror into the ambiguous borderland between conciousness and unconciousness, between reminiscing and being haunted, that echoes the song lyrics Wasner sings, "...if I'm in the light, I believe it that I'm over it/ but when it's late at night, I can feel it taking over and/ I'm not over it, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not."

 

Of the video, Wasner says, "'Nightlight' is one of the most bittersweet songs on the record for me. It's about the kind of heartbreak that finds you even once you think you've escaped it--the kind that keeps you up at night, agonizing over those little things you can't forget."

"I had such a great time working with Ariana and her crew--envisioning the bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived fantasy world that exists in the space between waking and sleeping, where dreams and reality overlap and eventually become one."

Dungeonesse's remarkable self-titled debut album is out now on Secretly Canadian. The band has already garnered praise from a wide variety of outlets. From mainstream newspapers like USA Today and AM New York, to the visual art world with Art Info, to Pitchfork to The FADER and countless others, Dungeonesse have won hearts and minds with their catchy, compelling music.

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AuthorSteve Muscutt