Charles Griffin Gibson, a Brooklynite singer/songwriter, released Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store as the final LP under his artist name CHUCK. The album is a seductive assemblage of grungy indie pop. Mashing together vibrato synths, simple percussion, and twanging electric guitar. The melodies are floaty and plastic -- kind of like window shopping on a dusky weekday.
"Cherry Tree," the fifth song off the release, has been made into an exquisite music video featuring animated oil paints, courtesy of the visual artist Soren Hope. Blotchy figures fidget and twirl on top of mundane household backgrounds. Their faceless heads evoke a kind of intimate confusion as they seemingly dance away their problems. As the chorus climbs, basic down-strums produce a rhythm that keeps my head swaying.
"Haters know I’m the one / I’m the vinaigrette step-son." The hauntingly warm colors of the landscape and characters transfix as the vocals pour out like molasses. The track closes with the fuzz of a synth. I feel nostalgic, caught in an old memory.
Stream or buy the full album here.