(photo: Brittany O’Brien)
Just before hitting the road for his upcoming tour, Geographer has dropped the music video for “Summer of my Discontentment” off of his latest EP, New Jersey.
Geographer was formed in San Francisco by Mike Deni as a American synth pop/indie rock band. New Jersey is the latest EP, released back in March, focusing on Deni’s transition in life of being without a home in the six-month gap between leaving San Francisco and moving to Los Angeles.
He spent that time touring, couch surfing and at his childhood home in New Jersey where he began writing the album before completing it in Los Angeles.
The music video is about the moments in between and was shot following four friends around Los Angeles in the span of a day and a half, said the video’s director Patrick Mattes.
“We wanted this video to be an organic representation of adolescence, growing up, and the moments that help define us as human beings,” Mattes said. “To keep the filming aspect of this video as organic as possible we shot everything with a documentary style. Allowing the friends to exist in a space and capturing moments that made them unique.”
Geographer is set to start touring in a couple of weeks but will only be in San Francisco on the last show which is set for June 21 at the Independent.
Leaving the Garden State Tour
05/18 – Portland, OR – Holocene
05/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
05/21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/22 – Santa Ana, CA – La Santa
05/23 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
05/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Rio Grande Concert Series
06/02 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
06/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
06/05 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06/06 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
06/07 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/09 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
06/10 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/13 – Austin, TX – The Parish
06/14 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06/17 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
06/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
06/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
All shows are with Manatee Commune
Geographer, Manatee Commune
June 21, 2019
9pm, $20 (21+)