EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Vista Kicks Unveils Two Dreamy Videos From Their Album ‘Booty Shakers Ball’


Credit: Anna Marie Lopez

Vista Kicks has an exciting double-feature of music videos to share with the world, and Ones to Watch has the privilege of premiering both. The band has given the visual treatment to two songs off their 2017 debut Booty Shakers Ball, in "Give Myself To You" and "Gotta Get Away."

The former song sees the band serenading the listener by the light of a disco ball, giving somewhat melancholy performances that are still soothing thanks to their playful essence throughout the video. Close-shot cameos allow each artist to connect through the lens, holding the viewer's attention as the mellow soundscape takes over the speakers.

Sam Plecker from Vista Kicks shared on the video's organic creation,

“There really wasn’t much of a planned direction for ‘Give Myself To You.’ Our friend Dimitri liked the song and wanted to experiment with some HD-slowmo-goodness. We made a dreamy, intimate little set in our Los Angeles studio and filmed it in all of about 2 hours. It’s raw and simple, just like the song!”

"Gotta Get Away" cranks the intensity up a notch from the previous ballad, with upbeat drums that keep the music rolling along. Dream-like treatment permeates this video as well, however, using experimental lighting to create an altered mood throughout. Often, the only light comes in the form of glowing rods held by the singers, while cutaways to the outside world allow for contrast that keeps the visual interesting.  Band member Derek Thomas said,

“We wanted a video that was shot in our creative space. 'Gotta Get Away,' although one of our more upbeat dance songs, the lyrics are serious and the video reflects that.”

Check out the new videos, and click here to read what the band had to say about the album that houses both songs. Vista Kicks will be on tour through the middle of April, you can buy tickets on their website if they're coming to a city near you!

DATE:                         CITY:                           VENUE:

Booty Shakers Ball Tour 2018:

Thu      3/8                   Atlanta, GA                 Vinyl at Center Stage

Fri        3/9                   Chattanooga, TN        JJ’s Bohemia

Sat       3/10                 Nashville, TN              Topgolf - Nashville

Sun      3/11                 Memphis, TN              Lafayette’s Music Room

SXSW Appearances:

Thu      3/15                Austin, TX                   PledgeHouse @ The Blackheart (1:00pm set)

Fri        3/16                Austin, TX                   Biker Gang Booking Showcase @ Love Goat (5:00pm set)

Sat       3/17                Austin, TX                   Official SXSW Showcase @ Waller Ballroom (11:00pm set)

Booty Shakers Ball Tour 2018:

Sun      3/18                 Dallas, TX                   Deep Ellum Art Company

Wed     3/21                 Pueblo, CO                 Brues Alehouse Brewing Company

Thu      3/22                 Denver, CO                Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Sat       3/24                 Park City, UT              Canyons Village Stage at Park City

With The Maine:

Tue      4/3                   San Luis Obispo, CA  Fremont Theater

KFMA Day :

Sat       4/14                 Tucson, AZ                 Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

Headlining Show:

Sun      4/15                 Phoenix, AZ                The Rebel Lounge