DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Ratboys – Alien With A Sleep Mask On
Ratboys have announced that they’re releasing a new album, Printer’s Devil, next year, the follow-up to 2017’s excellent full-length GN and its companion EP GL. It’s the first Ratboys album conceived of and played with a full-time band outside of the project’s principal members Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan, and you can hear that tight-knit energy on lead single “Alien With A Sleep Mask On.”
It builds on the imagery of its title throughout, a twangy rock rush about feeling unreal in reality. “I’m an alien with a sleep mask on,” Steiner reiterates in the chorus. “And I don’t know where I went wrong/ And I’m sleeping with both eyes closed. The track’s music video was directed by coool — the directing duo of John TerEick + Jake Nokovic — and it finds Steiner stuck in to outer space as a team of scientists try to get her out safely.
Watch and listen below.