The Needle Drop

Black Host - "Hover"

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A music video for a jazz group is rare, a jazz group using a distortion pedal on the guitar is even rarer. This video contains an edit of the 10-minute track "Hover" off of Black Host's debut LP, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines, which has been released on Northern Spy records.

The video, directed by Mario Latham, reminds me of those claustrophobic 90s hip-hop videos that fell out of style with baggy pants, except soundtracked by a band willing to express transcendence beyond the limited options of lower-class city-dwellers. This is jazz tinged with hip-hop, ambient soundscapes, and even metal--something really worth checking out.

Via Tiny Mixtapes.