Though currently based out of Los Angeles, The Rare Occasions formed in 2012 while its members attended college in Boston. Since leaving, they haven’t forgotten about the Bean: Boston serves as the backdrop for the thrilling video for “Notion,” a fresh release for the band form their 2016 EP Futureproof. Having garnered over 170,000 Spotify listens, the track is proving to be one of the band’s most energetic efforts.
Directed by Mike Levinsohn, the video tells the story of a woman attempting to rescue her sister from a religious cult, complete with chase scenes that compliments the heart-racing feel of the song. With plenty of exterior shots of areas like Beacon Hill and Fenway, you’ll recognize plenty of local spots while you watch the video. It’s always cool to see bands incorporate local imagery into their work. Why isn’t every video filmed in Boston?
The Rare Occasions are releasing the video to coincide with their current tour. They come to the Burren in Davis Square on Saturday 8/12. Be sure to check them out when they come to your area!
8/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Sofar Sounds
8/9 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
Check out the video for “Notion” below, and take a listen to Futureproof on Bandcamp.