Dreamy, spacey indie rock with the visuals to accompany it - Portland-based band Rare Monk are good for an escape. They've basically grabbed your hand resting on your computer keys and pulled you into their intricate, graphically animated world where the yellow sun beams overhead, heat radiates and symbols expound throughout new offering 'California,' as luscious guitar, provocative lyrical prowess and passionate vocals coincide. California will burn.

The video was directed by Chris Bigalke and Zachary Winterton, while art for the animation was created by talented Portland artist Showdeer (real name Chris Bigalke,) who also formed the art for the Rare Monk EP. Produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party), the EP combines gritty riffs with apocalyptic themes. There, you'll find 'California.'