San Francisco psych-pop sextet Adios Amigo premiered the first video from their sophomore release, Dos.
The shuffling, upbeat sweet love song "Chicken" is depicted in stop-motion photography of director Caitlyn Adkins, posted by The Bay Bridged. Watch the video below.
Adios Amigo - "Chicken" video:
The song is culled from Adios Amigo's new 5-song Dos EP.
Adios Amigo began in the South American capital city of Santiago, Chile. It was here that singer/songwriter/guitarist Johnny Major, during his college year abroad, began writing love songs on an old, beat-up guitar for a Chilean girl whom he would go on to marry. It would be 8 years and tens of thousands of miles traveled before John would record his music and assemble a band. Adios Amigo is the culmination, and also the beginning of his musical aspirations coming to light.
Adios Amigo, the band, was put together after completion of recordings in the Sacramento studio of engineer David Pullin (Sholi, The Soft White Sixties). All instruments were performed by Major, and the recordings would go on to become Adios Amigo's self-titled debut EP.
With only songs written on acoustic guitar, and having never been played with a full band, the sound was invented through layering of guitar and vocal tracks, and the end result was a harmonious wall of sound, reminiscent of Broken Social Scene's grandiose indie rock symphony. Major's singing and writing style can be likened to Elliott Smith, his vocals delivered softly with strategic harmonies, in traditional pop song structure.
The band's two EPs are an eclectic batch of songs tied together by a pop sensibility and a calm, upbeat sentimentality. The songs are about various elements of life: love, past, present, future, and falling asleep on the couch with somebody special. There is not an unhappy note among them.
In the spring of 2011, Major recruited musician friends to bring his music to life in a live setting. Following some minor lineup changes in recent months, the band has now expanded to a six piece with new members from defunct SF indie-folk group, Red Weather. Johnny Major also plays drums in San Francisco based indie-folk band, Il Gato. All members of Adios Amigo reside in San Francisco, CA.
"Pure California dreaming: nostalgic, jangly music that makes you feel sun-soaked and happy." - The Deli SF Magazine
"Happy, hopeful, celebratory music." - NPR
"The pure indie-pop bliss of Adios Amigo occasionally dipped towards mellow Belle & Sebastian sentimentality, at other points rocking more Shins-like." - SF Bay Guardian
ADIOS AMIGO LIVE:
10/05/2012 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
For more information, please go to:
Adios Amigo Official Website