New Video: Ra Ra Riot, ‘Binary Mind’

Watch Ra Ra Riot's "Binary Minds" video.

Ra Ra Riot float on in their “Binary Mind” video.

Ra Ra Riot‘s Beta Love is an electro-powered chronicle of android emotions, so it’s no wonder the band’s “Binary Mind” video gets a little sci-fi. It turns out androids dream of a whole lot more than electric sheep: The animated video is a candy-colored psychedelic epic that features the band’s floating heads, the moon playing bass and singer Wes Miles going blue-haired and crying clouds of eyeball beasts. Seapunk! Don’t watch this on drugs, kids. (Don’t do drugs!)

Watch Ra Ra Riot’s “Binary Mind” video after the jump.

The surreal imagery wraps around a very human song of love and loss: “I wanna reach you with this binary mind… so I can forget how lonely feels,” Miles sings over jittery rock riffs. But it’s about more than a robo-girlfriend: “It’s written from the perspective of a fictionalized version of futurist Ray Kurzweil,” Miles told NPR, referencing the writer and inventor who thinks technology will help us live forever and revive the dead — including his late father. That’s cool, but while we wait, we’re just gonna upload our brains directly into this video. Cloud life.

The band’s Beta Love is out now.

+ Watch Ra Ra Riot’s “Binary Mind” video.

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist