The Retinas | photo by Ashley Cordoba | courtesy of the artist
Blast into space with The Retinas on the new “Problem With The World” video
Philly rock trio The Retinas had a good 2019, releasing their self-titled full-length debut (and strongest work to date) and playing shows around the city, including a sold-out house at Bourbon and Branch for their album release.
2020 is starting out strong for the band of singer-guitarist Thomas McHugh, drummer Anthony Fulginitti, and bassist Andy Silverman playing The Foundry of The Fillmore Philly with Temples, and now they’re on the stellar, all-Philly bill at Union Transfer on March 27th with RFA and Mo Lowda and the Humble headlining.
Giving The Retinas the album a bit of a new year bump is the dreamy collage-animated video for the album’s standout song, “Problem With The World.” The singing faces of bandmates are presented in mirror-reflected profile, as a celestial body pans backwards to reveal both our solar system unfolding, and a colony of observers on the other end. “We are not alone,” it seems to suggest…or perhaps (for X-Files binge watchers) “The Truth Is Out There.”
Watch the video below, read Sean Fennell’s 2019 interview with The Retinas here, and get tickets and more information on their Union Transfer show at the XPN Concert Calendar.