Arc Iris share two videos from their new Moon Saloon LP
Jocie Adams debuted her Arc Iris project back in 2014 after splitting with her cohorts in The Low Anthem. While that was initially surprising and disappointing for the band’s fans, Arc Iris has proven to be a wonderful addition to the avant-folk tapestry of American music. Their sophomore effort Moon Saloon is out now on Bella Union and they’ve recently shared two videos to go along with the LP.
The clips for “Moon Saloon” and “Kaleidoscope” couldn’t be more different. The former is a sparse, lonely depiction of a woman with a yellow balloon sitting on a chair on a nearly barren, moonlike orb. A single winter-dead tree emphasizes the isolation as Adams delivers an emotive, cinematic vocal performance against a bed of strings and piano.
“Kaleidoscope” is abstract in a different way, distorting the images of acrobats and musicians with the use of spiraling lights and shadowy close-ups. The track reaches a more electronic vibe with layered sounds and fragmented instrumentals, showing an alternative route to the band’s play on sonic perception.