SF Weekly first featured Locus Pocus as part of our Locals Only column earlier this summer, comparing the band’s muscular psych-pop songwriting to The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, and Allah-Las. In the interim between our first mention of the rising quintet and now, the San Francisco group has been up to all sorts of hijinks. And by “hijinks,” we mean they holed up in a studio with North Beach visual artist and filmmaker Marco David, outfitted frontman Nate Budroe in full drag and lots of lipstick, and made a wild video for their brand new single, “I’d Be Your Woman.”
That new single is an uptempo, gender-bending jaunt through both the rock and pop sides of Locus Pocus’ musical sensibilities, and a hell of a fun one at that. Budroe flails and howls with abandon in the clip — a performance not far off from the group’s live show, albeit one with slightly more eyeliner than usual — and the results are, in two words, delectably campy. If this doesn’t make you excited for whatever comes next from Locus Pocus, then you’re probably not as shameless as you should be.
Locus Pocus play at 4:30 pm as part of Comedy Psychos Summer Party on Sunday, Aug. 6 at San Franpsycho (1248 Ninth Ave.). Tickets are $5, ages 21 and up.