Premiere: Night Hikes, “Dream Canyon”

Night Hikes steal the skull from the eerie depths of metal and put the thing back in nature – in a pair of rolled-up cargo pants no less. Traipsing around deserted cities and woods on some kind of cell phone-directed mission, the video for “Dream Canyon” emphasizes the seeking and wandering lyrics of the song. Like Skeletor buried his hatred in an art education and went through a heavy folk phase, Night Hikes’ new video is large on gimmick and fun to watch.

The West Coast band led by songwriter A. Rain'r recently released Prism Vision, an album that lives in the same slow-blooded, folksy vein.