Mr. Bones: 'I Adore You' [Video Premiere]

Vortex Music Magazine

Take in two and a half minutes of recreated nostalgia—full of apathetic mall ratting and garage power pop—from the quartet's new record, and then catch 'em live at Anarres Infoshop on March 25.

Mr. Bones recently took a trip back in time to the Clackamas Town Center of the '90s—back when the suburban mall had an arcade in the food court, a giant foam boat, and an ice rink where Tonya Harding practiced her triple axels. It was a golden age when the mall featured musical outposts for both Sam Goody and Musicland; a simpler time when the postal address reflected its namesake rather than Happy Valley.

Enter the Portland four-piece with their retro camcorder and equally lo-fi, garage pop track "I Adore You." Gloomy and fuzzy in all the right places, and of the great Northwest tradition, Mr. Bones are nostalgic "for a decade they were barely conscious during," as their bio so conveniently points out. With a name that references a Sega Saturn game, the DIY video for "I Adore You" was filmed at 82nd Avenue's finest mall (seemingly using '80s technology) and is the first visual offering from the band's second full-length record, Bites—"our first rock record," says frontman Leland Brehl—which dropped February 26 via Portland's Good Cheer Records.

All in all, it's an appropriately drab accompaniment to the wistful, juvenile pop song, and there's even proof that it wasn't filmed in the '90s: Cut to the cameo from Adam Levine.

Get a full dose of Mr. Bones alongside a host of Good Cheer bands at the Anarres Infoshop & Community Space on Friday, March 25 when the label celebrates Snow Roller's all-ages record release with Little Star and Golden Hour.

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