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Watch Jemez Mountain Hawkz’ Found Footage-Based ‘CA-2′ Clip

A fresh offering from former members of Scared of Chaka and The Shins due September 20

Jemez Mountain Hawkz is a new, country-inflected project from Dameon Lee Waggoner, the madman behind hallowed ’90s Albuquerque punk outfit Scared of Chaka (a band that also featured Shins guitarist and JMH co-conspirator Dave Hernandez). On October 2, they’ll release Hey-Mez, a debut EP set to feature the wind-swept, sun-splashed notes of “CA-2,” the very same tune for which Waggoner crafted the found footage visual below. “The main inspiration for the video,” says Waggoner, an L.A. transplant, “is Southern California in the ’70s, surf and skateboard culture through the hazy lens of Super 8 nostalgia.” Perfect for a song whose title references the highway that runs from the Angeles National Forest to Santa Monica. “[It’s] about leaving your job and worries behind and heading out to the beach.”