Announcing their debut EP ‘Camp Nowhere’, Peach Tree Rascals are giving us the first taste of what to expect, unveiling a new single and video for ‘OOZ’.
Created by New York based internet studio 1-800-NUMBER, the eye-popping new visual provides a bouncy slice of psychedelic surf rock matched by appropriately trippy imagery. Buoyed by subtly nostalgic 80’s & 90’s-esque animation, a symbolic sci-fi narrative, and appropriate glimpses of live-action footage, the video melds together a variety of disparate influences to hone in on the song’s warmth and melancholy in a fresh, and beautifully executed fashion.
This mirrors the approach PTR band member Jorge Olazaba took to constructing the single itself. “I wanted to make sure,” he noted, “[that] this was the eye into our world. The opening of the gates. The intro to the world we created around our camp.” The video follows suit, immersing viewers into a planet-spanning voyage across the universe that combines an endearingly vintage Magic School Bus aesthetic with the off-kilter kitsch romanticism of an old Daft Punk video.
Boasting striking animation throughout, “OOZ” captures the 1-800-NUMBER creative philosophy in spectacular retro fashion. It offers fresh variations on a familiar, Internet-friendly visual aesthetic and introduces PTR’s new project with a poppy verve, framing this “eye into [their world]” as a mind-bending sci-fi odyssey. In need of a quick break? Space out to the serene sounds and interstellar visuals of Peach Tree Rascals’ “OOZ”, available to watch below via YouTube.