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Watch Peals’ Calming ‘Belle Air’ Video

Footage edited from collaboration with filmmaker Zoe Friedman

Peals, the instrumental duo of Future Islands’ William Cashion and Double Dagger’s Bruce Willen, recently performed at Baltimore’s Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower as part of an art exhibit. The installation featured four stop-motion videos directed by local filmmaker Zoe Friedman; the shorts, which use inanimate objects and materials (oranges, milk, seashells) to explore notions of time, decay, and rebirth, were simultaneously projected onto the walls of the space as Peals played their set.

Those videos have now been edited and repurposed to serve as the official clip for “Belle Air,” a fragmented tune that appears on Peals’ just-released debut album, Walking Field. Friedman’s meditative tone and fascination with everyday items complements Cashion and Willen’s delicate composition: According to an official statement from Peals, “Belle Air” is sprinkled with notes from a toy piano played in Willen’s living room. Watch the peaceful clip above and get Peals’ upcoming tour dates below.

Peals tour dates:

May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Dead Herring
May 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Museum of Art
May 19 – Washington, D.C. @ Prism House
June 7 – Raleigh, NC @ Mattress Fort
June 8 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
June 9 – Asheville, NC @ Apothecary
June 10 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
June 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
June 12 – Chicago, IL @ Galarie F 
June 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
June 16 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Pantoum
June 17 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Red Door
June 18 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
June 19 – Providence, RI @ Machines with Magnets
June 20 – Boston, MA @ Hive
June 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
June 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pageant Soloveev Gallery
June 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

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