Video Premiere: Yacht Club, “Picture Perfect”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 11.21.14 in News

Yacht Club cover

Consider Yacht Club: a group formed by two friends, Ben Cook and Matt DeLong. Cook plays guitar in Fucked Up, DeLong is a session guitarist for Tina Turner on tour and both are in Toronto hardcore punk band No Warning. With this track record, the shimmering pop bounce of “Picture Perfect” is a huge shift in what we’ve heard previously from this duo. The mellowed-out ‘80s riffs coast along airy drumming, and dreamy guitar flourishes add to the song’s quality of wanderlust. It’s a fitting backdrop for Cook’s falsetto, as he offers, “Take you to another place/ a different time/ So can I show you where I’m from/ show you the magic of my way.” The video is a collaboration with Real Talk Girlz and features some modern-day Barbies partying it up and sipping on Fanta.

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