Vanyaland Premiere: Sinnet raise a mighty beast in new video for ‘Year Of The Whale’
History is littered with tales of men who venture into the belly of the almighty whale, but what happens when the victims are small New England children innocently enjoying a game of basketball in a cozy gym in Beverly, Massachusetts? Boston-based indie-pop trio Sinnet attempt to answer that question in the music video for latest single “Year Of The Whale,” first heard off last summer’s 7-inch of the same name.
Things seem innocent enough when an anonymous woman with seemingly good intentions driving a car with Wisconsin plates brings a mysterious inflatable package to the gymnasium. What happens next… well, we wouldn’t want to inflate the tale, set to Aaron Spansy’s infectious-but-moody indie-pop compositions (for real, we still have 2011’s “Castlevania” stuck in our heads).
Whether or not they bring the whale in question to T.T. The Bear’s Place for Night 1 of the Rock And Roll Rumble preliminaries is anyone’s guess. But it’ll take more chops than props to take home the night, which features a stacked opening deck positioning the laid-back Sinnet up against Rebuilder, Tigerman WHOA, and Guillermo Sexo.
Regardless of the outcome, that’s one whale of a show (sorry).
Here’s the track in case you have a fear of seeing whales in gyms:
Featured Sinnet photo on the homepage by Johnny Arguedas