After musicians Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney had their first baby together, they moved halfway across the country to get married, and then decided to move halfway across the country again, where they had their second baby. While staying in Stefanie’s parents’ spare bedroom, the two recorded their debut album as Big Harp called, White Hat—an 11-song collection that fittingly explored ideas surrounding distance and travel. Their second album, Chain Letters, added more electricity to this winning recipe, playing with fuzzy bass and electric guitars.
Now, with a new label, “Fat Possum Records,” and the help of drummer Daniel Ocanto and indie producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse,) Big Harp has moved into fresher, less monochromatic terrain. Their latest single, “It’s a Shame,” fuses the warmth of ’60s psych with explosive ’80s pop to create an incredibly brief, bursting sound. The track’s video, which we’re thrilled to premiere exclusively on BULLETT, follows this same lo-fi, vibrancy, featuring manically spliced together clips. Watch the spastic film below: