Get ready to get weird. Mi Ami, the trio-turned-duo featuring former D.C. resident Daniel Martin-McCormick (ex-Black Eyes), just released a new music video to promote their forthcoming 12-inch, “Dolphins.” This bizarre synthesized odyssey is the album’s title track; it’s the longest of the record’s four songs, clocking in at more than nine minutes. With the departure of bassist Jacob Long last summer, Mi Ami abandoned abrasive guitar scrapes, groove-centric basslines, and live drums. Mi Ami’s latest incarnation offers twisted, creepy keyboard sounds and thumping electronic drums alongside Martin-McCormick’s signature vocal squeals. The video is as disconcerting as the music, mashing manipulated clips from feature films against footage of Martin-McCormick dressed like a private eye. It’s not an easy watch, but if you like Mi Ami, then you probably weren’t looking for easy in the first place.
Mi Ami performs with Protect-U and Hume Saturday at Subterranean A.