When I was younger, I used to be obsessed with how I’d look when I grew up. I used to select images of older guys and their clothing style and think to myself whether it was how I'd be or not in the future. I ended up being nowhere close to the models I picked – mostly they were guys who had different eye, hair and skin colour than me...as well as all being much buffer than I’ll ever be.
I reckon I could just do like Holy Ghost! did for the video of ‘Wait and See’ and look to my father to see how I'll end up looking, but since he doesn’t look anywhere near as good as Mr. Frankel and Millhiser in skinny jeans, leather jackets and skateboards, I probably wouldn’t like the result. Their dads look like the characters 20 years down the line from ‘How To Make It In America’; and apart from never “making it”, they live their life in a way that teenagers would describe as extremely cool. But the joke, as Alex explains below, is actually with the sons, not the dads.
“For a long time Nick and I joked that our dads should take our press photos. At some point our go-to director, Ben Fries, came up with the idea of actually making a video with them playing us and “Wait and See” seemed like the perfect song to do it for. At first both Dads were a little apprehensive — and rightfully so: My dad was appalled at the sizing options at American Apparel. But when we explained that the joke wasn’t on them — that it was actually kind of making fun of us getting older and still living like teenagers — they were game. For the record, they agree: We need to grow up.”
‘Wait and See’ is the catchiest offering from the duo’s debut. Full of magical synths and suave vocals infused with a dance aura, though the track will be more of a more success if heard via headphones instead of at the club. But it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to put the track into your DJ set. The band is releasing an EP with remixes by CFCF, Flight Facilities, Moby, Kris Menace and Richard X – and the first two are being offered for free below.