It’s frustrating sitting here trying to describe the ringing, keyboard tonality that “24 Frames” is built around. Clear, inorganic chimes so distinct from the shuffling noise and clutter it dances above. Even the wispy, mellifluous vocals cede the main melody to the tiptoeing, annoyingly simple keyboard hook.
Pacific UV has explored its fair share of sonic territory over its nearly 15 year career and “24 Frames” seems as ready as any track to date to compile all the band’s personalities into an explainable temperament. Taking the neatly packaged, upbeat electronic pop songs of Weekends like “Funny Girl” and splashing them with the post-rock and shoegaze tendencies of their earlier efforts.
Check out “24 Frames” in the video below, which presumably is showing at 24 frames per second, though it’s a still image, so that confuses the situation a bit. If you are thoroughly enamored, feel free to check out the group’s Bandcamp page.