Exclusive Video Premiere: March and Beauty’s “Stay”

Austin has been enjoying a resurgence of early ’90s influenced indie lately, ranging from bands mining SST and early Merge to groups like March and Beauty, who work within a 4AD framework, with shimmery guitars and sorrowful vocals. Their Ericka Marsalis-LaManna directed video “Stay” emphasizes this latter quality, featuring the band on a “perfect day,” walking around a carnival in between an impromptu performance at a dam. Beneath it all is the hint of tragedy and loss, but also romanticism and affection, like an update of Mazzy Star or later era Throwing Muses reminescing on days they’re disappointed they’ll never relive. The band’s previous EP Summer Said was produced by Chico Jones at Ohm Studios and Bright Light Social Hour’s Curtis Roush co-produced their new full length due out in early 2017. Until then, you can catch March and Beauty this Sunday, September 25th, as part of the Pecan Street Festival.