SOMNIA is the songwriting project formed between David Combs (The Max Levine Ensemble, Spoonboy) and Erica Freas (RVIVR), focusing on the weird things that appear in their respective dreams. The band’s debut album, How The Moon Shines On The Shit, was released on July 7—available now through Rumbletowne Records—and The A.V. Club is premiering the video for “Loud One” below. As Combs puts it, he had a dream featuring a Joyce Manor song he never heard before, and the next day he woke up and wrote “Loud One,” his subconscious approximation of what Joyce Manor sounds like.
Thankfully, Joyce Manor was game to play along for the video. Filmed in a green room while on tour with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips—members of both bands make cameos in the video—the band was game to make Combs’ dreams into a reality. It’s a song that shows SOMNIA’s knack for writing hooky songs that are vaguely surreal, which pairs nicely with the image of Joyce Manor’s Barry Johnson opening his mouth and Combs’ voice coming out.