New Zealand band The Bats have been together with the same four-member lineup for nearly 40 years, making charming, strummy, melodic indie rock. The band are set to release their 10th album, Foothills, on November 13 via their longtime label Flying Nun. We've got the premiere of the video for the album's melancholic new single, "Gone to the Ground." Made by directors Sports Team -- who've done The Beths' last few videos -- it's an abstract but compelling video that, among other things, sets household objects and a variety of vegetables spinning on edge and loops it so that they rotate forever. There's also a stark image of a burning guitar at sundown that fits the minor chord mood of the track. Watch that below.
We asked bassist Paul Kean a few questions via email about the new video, burnt guitars, keeping a band together for four decades, what's he's listening to, and more. You can read that Q&A below.