Atlanta shoegaze outfit Lyonnais came together in 2008 when longtime friends Farbod Kokabi and Farzad Moghaddam decided they wanted to fill what they saw as a void in their hometown's music scene. Over the years, they would hone and sharpen their vision while opening for some of their biggest influences, namely Growing, Lightning Bolt, and local heroes Deerhunter.
And this past Tuesday, Lyonnais made their biggest statement to date with the release of their full-length debut, Want for Wish for Nowhere. The album features thick waves of distorted guitars and bass complemented by just the right amount of crisp percussion. All of these elements, particularly the drums, are center stage in the visuals for droning album-closer "Dusted at Mount Sinai."
As the instrumentation swells and becomes more intense, so does the music video. The drummer might remain the focal point for the first few minutes, but it develops into something so hypnotic and engrossing that you won't even realize you've been watching the below video for nine minutes.