Exclusive: Nashville’s Step Sisters Premiere the Starkly Unromantic Video for ‘Dumb Love’
If it’s a healthy dose of cynicism you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day, Nashville garage-rockers Step Sisters have just the thing.
The quartet comprised of singer-guitarists Clint Wilson and Adam Swafford, bassist Matt Johanson and drummer Nate Smith (who are bonded by neither blood nor marital ties) are prepping their debut Thick EP, and ahead of its arrival later this month, Diffuser is excited to premiere the video for closing track “Dumb Love.” Check it out below.
Step Sisters serve as the narrators in the video for their latest single, playing a bleary house party doused in red light and littered with crushed beer cans. The clip opens with its end, then jumping back in time to uncover the protagonist’s discovery that the guy she came with ditched her for another girl. As it unfolds, interspersed with trippy run-ins with costumed partygoers, the Nashville four-piece’s howls and titanic, fuzzed-out guitar rock perfectly capture the angst of it all.
“'Dumb Love'” sketches the lengths people go to in order to combat loneliness, even if it compromises the reality that two people share," guitarist-vocalist Adam Stafford told us. "The video depicts this in a more literal and illicit way than the lyrics do while maintaining the general feeling of isolation."
The band will play an album release show at the Basement in their hometown on the day of the EP’s arrival. The next day, they’re scheduled to play Preservation Pub in Knoxville, Tenn. Find more details here.