Branden Daniel & The Chics "In Light" Video is Totally Groovy

November 25, 2014 5:03 PM

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Recently added to the mtvU rotation, "In Light", the first single release ahead of an upcoming completed LP by Branden Daniel & The Chics is a groovy tune with trippy visuals you might have to be stoned to fully appreciate. With some engineering magic, this bass-heavy chilled-out song has no actual guitars in the production. As lead vocals Branden Daniels describes it, "The novelty of "No Guitar" was for us as a rock n' roll group exciting enough that I suggested I'd play the slide part on the bass." With a Pitch Shifter Guitar Pedal and an amp, they were able to create the slide guitar vibe on the bass and stand the norms of traditional rock-n-roll on its head. And then they took it up a notch with a throw-back, psychedelic acid trip of a video. It's an exciting tease for what to expect on the new album.

With Branden Daniels on vocals and bass, Nate Krause on keyboards and Matt Winter on drums, "In Light" was recorded in stages with producer Tom Biller (Karen O, the Eels, Fiona Apple). The LP is six completed songs in, but with no official release date yet. Inspired by music icons Iggy Pop, David Bo...

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