Published Jan 21, 2020Halifax guitar wranglers Nap Eyes will soon follow their excellent I'm Bad Now with a brand new album called Snapshot of a Beginner. Today, they've shared details of the release, along with a decidedly contemporary new single.
Called "Mark Zuckerberg," the song attempts to understand the strange Facebook founder, including his motives and whether or not he's a ghost. The track arrives via a new music video that was directed by Techgod and features animation from Cole Kush. It's the sort of video that we will likely still be talking about at the end of the year.
In a press release, Nap Eyes shared the following statement:
People are scared of Mark Zuckerberg. You look at him before Congress and think, 'Is this the bogeyman? Is he a CIA plant? Can he read my mind with some sort of God-mode search feature in all my chat transcripts?' This video leads us to believe that Mark wants to enjoy and surveil whatever world he inhabits, whether it's starting a band with ghastly apparitions in the spirit realm or changing size according to his whim while observing natural and urban landscapes with equal awe. He wants you to accept his friend request and let him watch over you. 'When there was only one set of footprints in the sand…'
Watch the band's "Mark Zuckerberg" video below.
Nap Eyes' new album Snapshot of a Beginner was recorded at the National's Long Pond Studio with producers Jonathan Low and James Elkington. The album features 11 new tracks from the band.
Snapshot of a Beginner will arrive on March 27 via Royal Mountain/Jagjaguwar.
In addition to the new album, Nap Eyes have a massive string of tour dates coming up. You can see those all below, where you'll also find the new album's tracklist and its cover art.
Snapshot of a Beginner:
1. So Tired
2. Primordial Soup
3. Even Though I Can't Read Your Mind
4. Mark Zuckerberg
5. Mystery Calling
6. Fool Thinking Ways
7. If You Were In Prison
8. Real Thoughts
9. Dark Link
10. When I Struck Out On My Own
11. Though I Wish I Could
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