"Night Jewels" sees "three dad-like guys go to the beach and have a good time with a VHS camera," says Dogheart's bassist Gray Hildreth. "They get a little weird, and let loose."
The whole concept is "pretty simple—we just wanted to make something fun," he explains. And they did so by making the video themselves: "We got up early on a Sunday morning to get together and film this at a secret spot on Sauvie Island. I don't think any of us got enough sleep the night before, so we were already acting kind of goofy before the camera was even on."
A few beers later onscreen and in real life and our affable dads are letting loose and dancing around on the beach. Hildreth also recalls the first time the band ever played "Night Jewels" live: "It was at a house show in Yakima, Wash. One of our instruments was really out of tune, we started to play it, and it sounded terrible. Everyone watching looked confused, and it kind of killed the vibe for a moment. We almost scrapped the song because of that, but ended up reviving it and opening the album with it."
So, has Dogheart found their new style?
"We do not dress like that!" Hildreth says emphatically. "Only for special occasions. Maybe we'll play a show in that getup one of these days."