Foul Tip Credit: MATTHEW SCHWERIN

In late January, I got my hands on an advance of Forever Drifting, the first full-length LP by local postpunk duo Foul Tip. These guys have been around since 2008, and a record as dense and well-rounded as this—it’s a massive but minimal slab of heavy, introspective melodies—makes it feel like all the work they’ve done over those years has paid off. Foul Tip celebrate the release of Forever Drifting (out via Captcha Records) with a free Monday show at the Empty Bottle on March 28, with openers Paper Mice, Lil Tits, and the Christmas Bride. In anticipation of the album’s drop, today we’re debuting the new music video for one of the record’s best tracks, “Drifting.” Coproduced by Foul Tip drummer Ed Bornstein, the clip follows the two band members through a mundane morning and a sunny afternoon of physical fitness, set the to the song’s dreamy, beautiful sounds. Check it out below.

The band will take a short trip around the midwest leading up to their release show: they have gigs at the Spot in Lafayette, Indiana, on Fri 3/25, at the High Dive in Milwaukee on Sat 3/26, and at Mickey’s in Madison on Sun 3/27.