“Sometimes” by Oscar
Shot in various locations in and around Los Angeles, the deliciously off-kilter Bryan Schlam directed video (whose previous credits include Kendrick Lamar and Flux Pavilion) finds Oscar on a fantastic journey through small town America, taking in a plethora of sights and sounds. Oscar’s energetic performance is matched perfectly by the weird and wonderful rag-tag bunch of people he meets along the way – including (in no particular order) a teenage vape club, a lawn bowling club and even a singles square dance team!
In the words of the director, Bryan Schlam:
“Shooting sometimes was like taking a road trip. I wanted portraiture of the most obscure groups and clubs I could find to drive the video…And we literally had to drive for around three days to shoot everyone (at times for hours!). We ended up with a perfect mix of kitsch and beauty. Turns out Oscar is an amazing performer, holding his own in every set up, including competitive vapers immersing him in smoke rings, and square dancers improvising choreography.”
The video beautifully illustrates Oscar’s offbeat songwriting and idiosyncratic milieu, and sets the tone perfectly for his full length debut, released in May on Wichita Recordings.
A fantastic journey through the West featuring the finest clubs and organizations, huge thanks to the groups (in order of appearance):
The Lawn Green Bowling Club
The River Side Live Steamers
The Valley View Vaulters
Cloudy Knights Vape Team
1st Impression Cheerleading Squad
The Cow Town Singles Squaredance Club
Mr P’s Lowrider Club
The Cal Skate Grand Terrace Jam Skaters
Oscar was invited to record a session with Sawyer Sessions in Chapel Hill, NC last year. Watch him and his bandmates perform several tracks from the forthcoming album HERE.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
March 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
March 16 Austin, TX @ Barracude – Wichita Showcase
March 17 Austin, TX @ El Sapa Cantina – Music for Listeners Party
March 18 Austin, TX @ Container Bar – COLLiDE on Rainey
March 21 New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
May 15 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
May 16 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
May 18 Richmond, VA @ The National ^
May 19 Washington, D.C. @ Echostage ^
May 21 Columbus, OH @ Newport ^
May 22 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^
May 23 Nashville, TN @ Cannery ^
May 25 Kansas City, MO @ New Madrid *
May 26 St Louis, MO @ Pageant *
May 27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
May 29 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
May 30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
June 1 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *
June 2 Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
^ with Bloc Party and The Vaccines
* with Bloc Party and MSMR
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