It’s not that the gently, lazy shimmering music of Baby Alpaca does not in itself evoke imagery of a dreamland through atmospheric layering of sounds and descriptive lyricism, but on Monday a fully realized video vision of the music will be premiered at the Contemporary Arts Center. The video takes fans and listeners to the romantic pastoral sites that inspired the project. The song “Vodka Lemonade” is a lolling prescription for escapism, camaraderie and feasts of cocktails and recreational drugs. Recalling Stephin Merritt or Jens Lekman’s throaty vocals, Chris Kittrell (the heart and frequently solo musician in Baby Alpaca) croons atop a distressed, gauzy field of sounds. The song has been transformed by photographer-videographer David DeWitt into a gorgeous video that romps and drifts through golden sun-drenched fields along with a band of sexy youth and crystal decanters. On Monday night, the video premieres as a projection behind performances by Baby Alpaca and Turmeric, as well as a danceable set from DJ DirtyC. Monday, 7-11 p.m., at Contemporary Art Center. $7.50 suggested donation.
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