Baby Alpaca: Sea of Dreams
The Brooklyn Band Conjures a Blissful Psychedelic Fantasy
An abstracted landscape of volcanic clouds forms the backdrop to Baby Alpaca’s video for Turbotito’s euphoric remix of their track “Sea of Dreams”. Directed by the band’s New York-based painter-filmmaker-frontman Chris Kittrell, the work captures the balletic Benji Staker dancing on Whidbey Island in Washington. “We were watching the footage in slow motion with a few instrumental songs we had recorded,” says Kittrell of his inspiration alongside bandmate Zach McMillian. “I started adding in footage of paint and the sky to recreate the feeling of the day.” Although the psych-folk outfit have signed to Atlas Chair records (owned by JD Samson of Men and Le Tigre), Kittrell still pursues other creative outlets. When not composing the band’s haunting lyrics, the singer–a one-time intern at The Row and Marc Jacobs–designs a hand-painted knitwear line called Beautiful Dreamers x Baby Alpaca. “We are going to have some parties in boutiques where we’ll be launching our new collection,” enthuses Kittrell. “Melt-on-your-body knitwear. It’s so soft!” Following his new wave reworks for LCD Soundsystem and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Producer and LA resident Turbotito’s interpretation of “Sea of Dreams” features on Baby Alpaca’s forthcoming remix album, Strictly Sexual.