Psymon Spine, the Brooklyn indie/dance collective, have released a new music video for their song Milk (feat Barrie), which was made over the past month using Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Psymon Spine fuse psychedelic pop and the deep grooves of dance music, the Brooklyn electronic pop outfit’s origins date back to core members Noah Prebish and Peter Spears meeting in college and finding common ground in their artistic aims and influences. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the single in more depth and where they miss performing.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Milk?
Really, really nice. It sounds a bit corny, but as a rule, we try to make music we’re happy with and let go of any expectations of how others will respond to it. It’s not that we don’t want success or validation, because we definitely do, but time and time again we’ve learned that thinking too much about how people will respond to it leads to creative dead-ends and pointless anxiety. So with that said, we didn’t have any real expectations and were very pleasantly surprised by the response.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
In the year 3050, archeologists dig up a mid-sized houseboat covered entirely in mirror and full of overgrown palms beached somewhere near the shores of Sardinia; Inside it they find a stained wooden box with one perfectly preserved USB 3.0 thumb-drive, the word MILK scribbled across it.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
I think we’ve all given up on the idea that we have any idea what’s around the corner. Every week feels like a different country. Our plan is to keep our masks on, cook a lot, and keep writing new songs.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Although we’ve been playing since 2012 in various forms, we only got to play one show with our current line-up before COVID shut everything down. That one was at Sultan Room with our friends Tmboy, Laenz, and Gentle Dom (Andrew from MGMT, who co-produced our new single Modmed), like a week and a half before everything closed. We’re super grateful that we got to do that. Leading up to that gig we were rehearsing at Magick City, a kombucha brewery by day/Hifi discotheque by night in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. That’s another one of our favourite spots and we can’t wait to eventually go back and play/party there again.
Photo courtesy of Rachel Cabitt