By August Brown
2:29 PM EST, January 7, 2014
Straight hipster boys, envy L.A. singer-songwriter Ben Cassorla, because he just lived out your wildest dream date in his new music video for the single "Bona Fide."
Cassorla is a seasoned session hand, having played with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and drummer Ben Riley (who was part of Thelonius Monk's band), and he uses junky vintage gear to craft an expertly screwball indie-pop sound.
But for this tune, released under his solo project Cassorla, he got "Parks & Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza out for a sax-besodden afternoon in Echo Park.
In the clip (directed by Louis Fried, and which also stars performance artist Nick Cregor), Plaza drops some smoky saxophone solos while riding in a paddle boat on Echo Park Lake, pining for Cregor, who is away on the Staten Island ferry. For those used to her terminally unamused performance as the surly April Ludgate, it will only add new depths to your boundless affection.
And for Cassorla? It's a high-profile step out of the session-player sidestage, and into his own as an intriguingly idiosyncratic singer-songwriter. The track is off his forthcoming EP, "Amigos," out Feb. 4.
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