Psychedelic-rock band Spindrift formed in 1992, but only after the passing of numerous years and considerable line-up changes did the group become successfully settled in the stylized western sound that it possesses today. Having been inspired by, as well as a part of, numerous film scores, its newest album, Classic Soundtracks, Vol. 1 (Xemu), reflects the group’s preoccupation with surrealism and classic cinema.
Directed by Jean Balest and Sam Barnett, the delightfully strange, 1950s-styled video for “Theme from Ghost Patrol” (now in color!) combines sci-fi camp and a ghostly mystery with Spindrift’s descriptive music.