The story behind the video is focused on one of Anton Feist‘s ancestors. The late Friedrich Feist was a sailor and wanderlust vagabond who washed up on the shores of a deserted coastline. Inspired by Anton’s family legend, The/Das hunted for, and found, an abandoned resort complex deep in the wilds of the Mediterranean coast. This is where the captain, the video’s hero, reclaims his true and only love: the salty seashore and the rise and fall of the tide. In order to maintain his sanity whilst ashore, he begins to treat the neglected relic of the resort as a ship of his own heart. Here he stays, eyes locked on the horizon, with nothing but his sea legs to stand on, as forced solitude creates startled phantoms and friendly specters alike.
Miami Waters further showcases The/Das’ multi-faceted sound, building on a simple, driving loop and Fenk’s distinct voice. It develops into a hypnotic, as well as confident, clearance like a huge, delightful breath of fresh air. This single, along with their latest album Freezer, proves they are still very much one of the most innovative bands to emerge from the Berlin scene.
Miami Waters is released 25th August 2014 via Sinnbus.