The footage comes from a Shadowgraphs performance videographer Blake Raynor shot at a show the band did at the nonprofit Los Angeles cultural arts center HM157, a massive old Victorian mansion in Lincoln Heights, along with L.A. experimental psych-pop acts HOTT MT, Antoine Diligent, Morgan Delt and Vinyl Williams. The latter band is the project of Lionel Williams, the grandson of legendary film composer John Williams. Glade remembers it as "a crazy show" that occurred about halfway through Shadowgraphs' month-long tour of the West Coast this past June.
- Shadowgraphs' Bryan Olson (left) and Charles "Wils" Glade.
The band also enjoyed hanging out with Williams. "Lionel's grandad was responsible for the soundtracks to Star Wars, ET, and Indiana Jones, so it was amazing to see them play again," Glade said. "We actually met up with them for another last-minute show in Portland that was also mind-melting. All of the acts that night were top-notch and we got to hang out with a ton of really rad musicians in L.A. after the show."
And the song? "It's about the insecurities of relationships — when you are unsure if the other person still loves you," Glade said. "It's kind of a break-up song."
And now Shadowgraphs is breaking up with us. I, for one, will miss them. They've been a big part of what helps make Charlotte weird.