Scuttlebuggs is a quirky Midwestern indie band consisting of the songwriting duo of Kevin Golden and Claire Kander, who say that their original tunes are focused on lyrical content, interesting melodies, and harmony.
The new single “Hey There, Skipper!” is described by the duo as “a sassy take on the chaotic state of current existence.” The video (directed by Chicago filmmaker C.J. Arellano) features “the story of a classic vintage Americana music duo turned dark.” They went on to say, “The song was written at a particularly chaotic time, both in our personal lives and in the world around us —we’d just returned from a month-long tour of Japan, and a week after returning to the intense state of the States we hopped in the minivan and toured from the Midwest to the South and then to the West and up the Coast for 6 months of constant motion and change. (For the video,) we all felt extremely drawn to the idea of the classic Americana 1950s-60s era music duo imagery, and a story of their journey being a surreal one where you are reminded of the darkness beneath the pristine and hypnotic imagery of that time period.”
Scuttlebuggs say they are “Planning on getting into the studio soon after our upcoming spring tour, hoping to release sometime around autumn of this year.” And about that spring tour, they say, “We’re excited to hit the road this March-April. We’ll be kicking things off at Martyrs’ in Chicago March 26, and will be heading south to gigs in Knoxville (returning to the fantastic WDVX Blue Plate Special live radio show – tune in Saturday March 28th), Nashville DIY scene, Charlotte SoFar Sounds, The Maywood in Raleigh, returning to one of our favorite venues Awendaw Green in SC, as well as shows through Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.”
DittyTV introduces the world premiere video for “Hey There, Skipper!” here, and then you can catch the video on the network Wednesday night, Feb. 5, at 11/10c on The Curve.