Feeling like being a stoner this weekend? Well, we have news for you; you’re not alone. Stoner rockers The Stone Eye have “hit” us with their brand new “Ventura” music video, from their latest record of the same name due out on February 28th via TLG/INgrooves Music Group. The Philly foursome are an electrifying bunch, creating a fun style of laid back rock that would fit perfectly as a late-night listen when you may be feeling like listening to something more atmospheric and mid-tempo. The band rose pretty much out of nothing in 2014 and have since dropped several songs and releases, with Ventura being The Stone Eye at their most accomplished sounding.
Regarding the song, the band commented, “‘Ventura’ was our attempt to write a somewhat wonky, disjointed riff and have it somehow fit into the typical pop music format. The whole thing came together rather quickly honestly, and I’d say that we did a pretty good job achieving what we set out to achieve.”
The music video for “Ventura” is a laid back, DIY affair that the band members concocted themselves. As they said in their own words, “We filmed the video for ’Ventura’ during a day off in Connecticut between shows at a friend of mine’s place. We had brainstormed an idea for it a few days prior, nothing special truthfully, just a typical rock video in the spirit of Weezer’s ’Say it Ain’t So.’ However, this idea evolved rather quickly as we began filming and the whole concept behind what the video was to be become got flipped on its head. We got some beer, found a little toy ray gun, and the rest is history.”
You don’t hear enough stoner rock, so it’s nice to know that The Stone Eye are helping to keep the inventive, sometimes quirky sub-genre alive and well.
Also off of Ventura, watch the recently-released lyric video for “Echoes”: