New Video: The Old-Timey Visuals for Jet Trash’s “Photography Is Over”

Deriving their name from a line in a Tom Waits song, the San Francisco, CA-based quartet Jet Trash continue the Bay Area’s long-held reputation for gritty garage-based indie rock and surfer rock through he release of their self-titled debut EP last year. Now if you have been frequenting this site over the past year, you might recall that I wrote about “Baby C’mon,” a single that consisted of blistering guitar lines, propulsive drumming, shouted and howled lyrics and a forceful guitar solo as the song nodded at garage rock and surfer rock simultaneously.

The EP’s latest single “Photography Is Over” will further cement the band’s already burgeoning reputation for crafting gritty rock that nods at surfer rock, indie rock and New Wave; in fact, the new single is subtly reminiscent of Phantom Planet and Joy Division — it may be breezy but it has a dark and seductive undercurrent.

The recently released music video was shot with an old super 8, which may give the video an Instagram-like quality but it also manages to make a vital connection to the surfer rock that inspired the band.