Coronavirus has led to the cancellation of their first official tour, but regardless, today, Richmond indie band Majjin Boo is releasing the first video from their Egghunt Records debut, Go Between.
UPDATE, 3/12/20, 3 PM: Due to concerns over coronavirus, Majjin Boo has announced that they will cancel their planned tour. Original article follows:
The melodic tangle of Majjin Boo’s interweaving melodies and complex guitar arrangements has been the most intriguing sound to come out of the Richmond indie scene in the last several years, and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed — their excellent debut LP, Go Between, was released late last year by Richmond tastemakers Egghunt Records (who previously brought you Lucy Dacus, among others).
Now the talented sextet are preparing to head out on their first real tour — a weeklong jaunt that was previously intended to culminate with a performance at the legendary SXSW… that is, until coronavirus happened. But regardless of the high-profile festival’s cancellation, the group is still planning to regale several east coast and midwestern cities with their enchanting sounds — and before they do, they’re sharing the video for Go Between’s leadoff track, “Criminal,” with RVA Magazine. And we’re passing it along to you now!
Alternating between lovely images of pastoral forest and meadow scenes and some downright weird shots of masked figures that stalk those forests and meadows with unclear yet ominous intent, the video is both beautiful — as befits the accompaniment for such a lovely song — and creepy in an Eyes Wide Shut sort of way. What’s behind that mysterious bunny mask? What’s in that strange building deep in the forest? The ritual that brings the video to an end may shed some light on things… but you’re bound to be left with quite a few questions as well.
But don’t get caught up pondering what it all means; instead, you should head to Poor Boys on Thursday, March 12 (that’s tonight!) to enjoy one last Majjin Boo set before they shove off on their now-unfortunately-abbreviated tour. They’ll be sharing the bill with Egghunt labelmates Clever Girls, who hail from Vermont, as well as Richmond locals Strawberry Moon and Benet. On the whole, it should be delightful. Learn more here, and make sure you’re in the house tonight at Poor Boys, located at 203 N. Lombardy St. At only $5, it’s well worth the price you pay to get in (one we promise doesn’t involve anyone wearing a bunny mask).
Top Photo by Andre Magalhaes