Doprah: “San Pedro”
New Zealand duo Doprah has a weird sense of humor. On their Facebook they describe themselves as “a sinister and evil cult which lures young people into drug-taking,” and in their video for “Stranger People” they go full-blown kawaii to brazenly poke fun at Jpop. But underneath Doprah’s intense need to be clever is a band that has a unique sound. Although their “Stranger People” video is what’s creating buzz, their 2013 song “San Pedro” is more of a proper introduction. In the video, band members Steven John Marr and Indira Force are absent, leaving you to explore the music on its own. Directed by Julian Vares, the video shows the oh-so-elusive perils of middle aged men (trust me, it’s more interesting than it sounds).
As for Doprah, their self-titled debut album was released June 2014, and with the duo now opening shows for Lorde, it looks like 2014 might be their year.