Hailing from Asbury Park, indie quartet Deal Casino have made a name for themselves and have formed a loyal following by producing a kaleidoscopic sound bursting with nostalgic guitar-driven melodies and lots of ‘60s rock influence.
The band—comprising Joe Parella, Jon Rodney, Joe Cowell and Chris Donofrio—recently shared the French New Wave-inspired music video for their single “French Blonde,” a psychedlic banger about disappointment.
“‘French Blonde’ started with the bass riff that opens the song. Then we added a synth drone under that, and just kept adding parts one by one. It felt full even with just those pieces in place, and we wanted the chorus to be bigger but without losing the simplicity of the verses. There are actually no electric guitars on this song, mainly because Joe P’s acoustic was right next to his chair during tracking. We were also listening to a lot of Beck at the time, so that influenced us to use acoustics aggressively.”
Watch the music video, featuring French subtitles and filmed entirely in black and white, below.