Richmond, VA band TOWARD SPACE has just released a new video for their new single “Modern Medicine”. This time the band takes us into a dream-like atmosphere slwoly turning int a psychotic nightmare in which groovy bass, Lynch-esque guitars and naughty nurses all meet under 80s lights and a vintage horror movie mood.
Director/Editor Seyla Hossaini
Produced by Toward Space
Cast Haley Jeannine Temple Woodard Morgan MacGregor Sable Grayson Taylor Damizia Alex Flowe Erica Fox Miriam Hossaini Kaili Fox
Red wine, bathroom action, motorcycle gangs, fun and sexiness is what you’ll see in “I Won’t Do Crack (Without Heroin)”, the new TOWARD SPACE video directed by singer/bass player Seyla Hossaini. Check it out here:
Music Video for “Black Magic” – Toward Space Spring 2017 album, “The Bomb That Fell”, recorded and produced at Sound of Music Studios by John Morand in Richmond, VA. Video directed and produced by Seyla Hossaini and John Morand.
Singer/Bass player Seyla Hossaini says: ” had been obsessed with the occult as a child, I used to play with ouija boards and see/hear ghosts (hence lyrics “footsteps in the attic”) so the song is somewhat of an ode to the times where I believed in magic/kind of evolves into being bewildered by the idea of love or romance and using a childlike mindset of fantasy and magic to guide the difficuties of adult life.”
Opening song “The Bomb That Fell” put you straight into the band’s world made of crazy garage rock’n’roll and spooky atmospheres, something you don’t hear much these days when you think about it. “Black Cat” sounds more 90s grungy/noisy rock while “Night Sorrows” is straight punky power pop with a MISFITS/RAMONES touch.
The mix of female/male vocals works really well and adds even more variety to these seven songs, since the band can easily jump from punk rock to noisy pop with KATE BUSH intonations (‘Dream Love Kill”), or wild chaotic garage with a bubblegum touch (“Swamp Theme.”) When listening to this album, you might think it’s quite surprising, almost confusing at times, but wait until you hear “Take Peace”, a 60s/70s influenced pop ballad with a guitar solo bringing J. Mascis to mind, or the powerpop/psychedelia mix in “Black Magic.”
“The Bomb That Fell” is the perfect title for this risky, uncompromising album, and hearing this from a young band is quite refreshing! /Laurent C.