Video Spotlight: Emeen Z and Bebopalula take a 360 degree spin around Southern California
Multi-instumentalist Emeen Zarookian, the man behind Boston’s ’60s-pop project Spirit Kid, may have relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago, but he remains in clear sight and sound for us here on the East Coast. Last summer we drew a few digital hearts around his collaboration with former Voxtrot member Ramesh Srivastara, and in between a bunch of hometown gigs at ZuZu and Great Scott, he’s also flashed across our television screens, making a cameo in the pilot for HBO music drama Vinyl, as a member of the live band playing Richie Finestra birthday party.
Now he’s all around us, again, quite literally.
Recently, Zarookian hooked up with Los Angeles vintage pop group Bebopalula, and their new video for “All Fall Down” is an incredible, user-dictated 360-degree spin around Salvation Mountain and East Jesus, California. The viewer can spin around the scene throughout the three-minute clip. [Technical note: viewers need the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, while mobile users are urged to use the latest version of Android or iOS YouTube app.]
“Bebopalula has landed,” the band writes. “See for yourself in 360 degrees. Look behind you. Look all around. Take the trip. This video is meant to be explored in all directions. Click, drag, sit, stand, spin and sway.”
The “All Fall Down” video was produced by Shawn Adams, and directed by Jyrki Rantasuo.
Watch it below, then fire up Bebopalula’s new EP via their Soundcloud after the video trip.