The long evolution of L.A. trio Incan Abraham bore radiant fruit with their 2014 full-length “Tolerance,” a psych-pop album of rich textures and bold dynamics. For the follow-up, the band — childhood pals Teddy Cafaro, Spencer Mandel and Giuliano Pizzulo (breaking from his duties with Passion Pit) — reconvened where they got their start, in New York’s Hudson River Valley, to ignite their creative sparks, and then recorded their new single “In My Bones” at the Canyon Hut Studios in Laurel Canyon. Joined by drummer Dash Hutton (Haim), they worked with Grammy-winning engineer Clinton Welander.
Like the song itself, the video for “In My Bones” (directed by Christina Jobe and produced by Kevin Matre and Jamie Napoli) transforms melancholy to hope with broad emotional sweep. The protagonist, played by Edward Ahn, is a beleaguered worker in a sterile office with a jerk for a boss. Not even the office’s pet — a fish in a bowl — is safe from the boss man’s torment. Our hero takes a stand (and the fish) and finds freedom beyond his 9-to-5. Come for the awkward wrestling match, stay for the heartwarming finish, expect a full-length from Incan Abraham in 2017.
||| Watch: The video for “In My Bones”
||| Also: Stream the song
||| Live: Incan Abraham performs Dec. 12 at It’s a School Night at Bardot.