Watch Raw Geronimo’s Brave, Gut-Wrenching ‘Magnetic Love’ Video
Singer Laena Geronimo's father, Devo's Alan Myers, died the day of the sextet's video shoot
Alan Myers, the Devo drummer known as the “human metronome,” died on June 24. His daughter Laena Geronimo has her own slew of musical credits (all-female band the Like, plus assorted other Los Angeles groups), and her current art-rock crew Raw Geronimo just released debut album Dream Fever this week via L.A. label Neurotic Yell. But the full-voiced singer and multi-instrumentalist’s parentage is relevant to the video for Dream Fever’s “Magnetic Love,” because the shoot took place the same day Myers passed away. With trilling guitars, thumping girl-group percussion, and operatic sweep, the song is in keeping with the dream-pop slow jams of Beach House or the hypnotic edges of Warpaint. The video, a straight performance clip of the gender-equal six-piece, is straightforward and elegant. When Geronimo reaches for those drawn-out notes at the bridge, you can only imagine what’s going through her mind.