Los Angeles indie rock five-piece Banta have released the official music video for their single "Someday." The colorful clip, directed by Justin Bauer, features animated decoupage imagery and performance shots of the band. The video premiered on Huffington Post and can be viewed below:
"I've been a fan of Justin Bauer's visual art for sometime," singer Sharaya Mikael explained. "We were very excited that he wanted to work with us. He doesn't typically direct music videos, so this was a fun experiment on all sides. I feel like he was able to visually capture the essence of the song, in this tension of waiting for the next thing, but it never really seems to get there quick enough. Its a bit of a tease"
Banta formed in September of 2013 after musician Sharaya Mikael moved to Los Angeles from Nashville where she'd been pursuing a solo career. The band knows that a career doesn't develop overnight - and they're willing to put in the time.
Mikael, who grew up in Portland singing and playing guitar, called it quits on a stable career in 2010 to follow her musical passion fulltime. After moving to Echo Park from Nashville, Mikael realized that her buoyant indie rock songs might be best conveyed with the help of a band. The group unveiled their debut EP in 2014, recorded with producer and Greylag frontman Andrew Stonestreet, and began playing shows around Los Angeles, including the Buzzbands LA Showcase at Echo Park Rising and opening slots at The Satellite, The Echo and The Troubadour. The continuous live shows eventually led to a signing with Highroad Touring Agency and the band toured with Houndsmouth in the summer of 2015.
Banta's full-length debut album Dark Charms will be released April 15, 2016 via eOne Music/Fast Plastic.
Banta Tour Dates
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
February 18 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
February 19 The Wayfarer Costa Mesa, CA
February 24 The Independent San Francisco, CA *Noise Pop Festival
February 26 Cellar Door Visalia, CA
March 1 Soda Bar San Diego, CA