MusicTAP is pleased to present the exclusive video premiere of “Flamenco”, the first featured track from Demitasse’s newest album, Perfect Life.
Comprised of Grammy award winning guitarist Joe Reyes and singer Erik Sanden of the San Antonio based rock band Buttercup, Demitasse began out of grief. They made their first record, Blue Medicine, in the aftermath of the deaths of both their fathers. This gave birth to songs that were slower, softer, and darker than Buttercup. Perfect Life goes even further, mixing the dark with flashes of light.
Recorded in a single mad month of creative output, Perfect Life (Demitasse’s third LP in 4 years) exhibits all the hallmarks of their previous releases, Blue Medicine, and Powercouple: an immediacy created by foregoing usual studio practices for a “net to catch sound” approach and a strict adherence to having zero pre-production. It is a snapshot style of art in the vein of Neil Young’s shakiest recordings or those of Will Oldman or Pavement.
About the video:
“Shot at the San Antonio Public Access studios in the bowels of City Hall, employing a single spot light hung from above. Alejandro de Hoyos used a layering technique, with as many as 16 layers, to create a dreamy feel, and emphasize the fluid nature of time.
“Flamenco” is about all artists that wear their hearts on their sleeves: confessional poets, memoirists, dancers. All those pugilists who, like the rest of us, are just trying to do something beautiful. To do something real.” – Erik Sanden of Demitasse
Demitasse, despite delving into pathos, have nothing defeatist sounding in their catalog. Even their darkest musical moments have tinges of silver on the horizon. Perfect Life is just the clearest, most distilled example of Demitasse’s unwavering dedication to striking melody and lyrical honesty.
Perfect Life will be released on Friday, February 7th 2020