Noah of Noah and the MegaFauna used to front beloved Los Angeles indie rock band Oliver Future, who got lots of love on KCRW and played on Morning Becomes Eclectic back in 2007. His new project is indie rock meets Django Reinhardt Gypsy jazz — two genres that don’t make sense together but for some reason it works. It’s depression-era music that sounds fresh as ever considering it’s a reflection of current times. Check out the excellent video for the track “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)” and read more from frontman Noah Lit below.
“’Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)’ is the swinging climax of our new record “Anthems For A Stateless Nation”. I wanted to tell a story of wandering, displacement, change and flux with words and instrumentation. All swinging, old world instruments you can carry on your back and quickly move out of town with.
For the video, I wanted a modern day desert island filled with swing dancers, dancing for their lives. Floods and god’s wrath are always kind of on my mind – my name is Noah after all – and I wanted to tell a story about the stupidity of neverending greed. Our villain, Saxman Gold (played by Daniel Stessen), consumes and consumes until he can’t even get up to help himself.
Is it an allegory for our modern era, climate change, resource scarcity and the financial meltdown? An ode to musical comedy and slasher films? Or just a delicious cookbook for the end of times… whatever it is, we hope you enjoy it.”
Editor’s Note: The band will be playing the Echoplex on January 27!