As part of MTV's Indie Music Month, we're premiering videos from some of the most exciting artists in the indie music scene. Today's video is "Mountaineer" by White Sea, the solo project of singer Morgan Kibby, whose winsome voice first hypnotized the audiences of French electronic dream-pop outfit M83. After three years touring with the group, Kibby took time on her own to record 2010's This Frontier EP, an ambitious five-song debut that, in its modest run-time, still manages to range from pulsating dance tracks to synth-infused art rock. And her "Mountaineer" falls squarely in the latter category.
Taking a cue from the song's delicately chanted lyrics, "It's a teen dream," the video spies Kibby and her band of friends, ostensibly influenced by an Urban Outfitters catalog, on a vaguely Californian cliffside overlooking the beach. During a day of teenage revelry, the kids lay in the grass, splash about in the waves and shred at a skate park before rounding out the night, sparklers in hand, at a sandy bonfire. Sigh. Summer? Please get here now, OK?
+ Watch White Sea's "Mountaineer" video.