Brooklyn-based Indie pop trio Hospitality has recently released a new music video for their song, “I Miss Your Bones” on NPR. The track that inspired the video can be found on Hospitality’s sophomore album, Trouble, which is available right now in LP, CD, or digital formats via Merge Records. U.K. music magazine Mojo summed the album up as, “Sweet at its core, but pleasantly dark at the edges.”
On the surface, “I Miss Your Bones” is a catchy track with a driving drum beat and punk-influenced vocals. But, in keeping with the description by Mojo, there’s a darkness to this track. The darker side to the track comes through in lyrics like, “a thousand miles away I’ll die too far to reach,” and “wake up lonely because you left me all on my own, still I’m wounded with a fever, I miss your bones.”
The song is also works around a metaphor of tangibility contrasted with intangibility, because in the digital age we are so interconnected, but there’s an impersonal nature to communication. How can we as a generation, or as a society, miss someone that we’re able to be in constant connection with?
“In this scenario, I think missing someone’s bones—the things that make them real and standing before you as opposed to on the internet or in your email—makes total sense,” said “I Miss Your Bones” video director Laura Gallagher in a press release.
The video features a lot of hairstyling, laptops with Youtube instructional style videos for the band parts and hair tutorials, and Gallagher’s favorite age group – junior high school girls.
Check it out:
Also, be sure to catch Hospitality on tour this summer in a city near you with Porches, Frankie Cosmos, and Ex Hex.
Hospitality 2014 Summer Tour Dates
Jul 23: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
Jul 24: Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
Jul 25: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25)
Jul 27: Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
Jul 29: Hamden, CT – The Space ^
Jul 30: Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^
Jul 31: Burlington, VT – Monkey House ^
Aug 1: Montréal, QC – Osheaga Festival of Music and Arts
Aug 2: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern ^
Aug 3: Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch ^
Aug 5: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle ^
Aug 6: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^
Aug 7: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe ^
Aug 29: Montauk, NY – The Surf Lodge
Dates marked with an * are with Ex Hex and dates with an ^ are with Frankie Cosmos and Porches.