NOMINATED FOR 2016 POLARIS PRIZE, WINNER ANNOUNCED TONIGHT
Canadian punk band White Lung have released a new video for track ‘Sister.‘ It was directed by Justin Gradin, who also directed White Lung’s ‘Hungry‘ video and features a man’s attempt at finding love with two strangers. The track comes from Paradise, the fourth album from White Lung, which was released in May of this year.
Gradin on the video:
“In a lonely world a man seeks to find love through his telephone. He discovers two women with whom he becomes obsessed with from their captivating and elegant conversations. In the end, these two women’s thrilling lives and escalating partying leave the man feeling isolated and rejected again.
It’s basically a 90s chat line commercial on PCP.”
Today, the 2016 Polaris Music Prize will be awarded at a gala held in the ballroom of the Carlu in Toronto. White Lung will perform two songs from their Polaris shortlisted album, Paradise. Catch all the performances via live stream HERE.
“I can’t decide if the breathtaking business White Lung has lately been getting up to with “hardcore” or “punk” or “alt-rock” or whatever you want to label the music they make is analogous to dipping diamond in bubblegum or coating bubblegum in an impenetrably sleek diamond surface, but I do know that it’s hard as fuck and delectably, tunefully gooey at the same time and we should all have more of it. Also, I would like to visit whatever planet the guitar sounds on Paradise hail from. ‘Cause that shit is ridiculous.”
– Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
White Lung will be touring throughout Canada for the month of October before heading down to Texas for the first annual Sound on Sound Festival. They’ve also recently announced a string of dates throughout Australia.
Watch the ‘Dead Weight’ video HERE.
Watch the ‘Hungry’ video HERE.
Watch the ‘Below’ video HERE.
“The quartet are banshees, pummeling their demons with speeds and screams so loud and fast that masochism matures into pleasure. Despite this, in between soberingly honest anecdotes regarding body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and trauma, White Lung are romantic. In this style, “Kiss Me When I Bleed” explored the inherent relationship between desire and disgust. The result is like if the lawless, drug-addled characters in a Harmony Korine film decided to adapt Romeo and Juliet.” – PITCHFORK
“Mish Barber-Way’s deadliest vocal delivery to date” – BILLBOARD
“the best punk band of the current decade.” – BROOKLYLN VEGAN
“…we’re not going to stop shoving them down your throat until you accept it and White Lung becomes the biggest band in the world” – NOISEY
“hot shit-all uptempo restlessness and witchy swagger-full of renewed raw power at every transition.” – VICE
White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:
October 8 || Edmonton, AB || Up + Downtown Music Festival
October 15 || Brooklyn, NY || Market Hotel
October 16 || Hamden, CT || The Ballroom at the Outdoor
October 17 || Portland, ME || Port City Music Hall
October 19 || Halifax, NS || The Marquee Club / Halifax Pop Explosion *
October 20 || Halifax, NS || The Seashore Tavern / Halifax Pop Explosion
October 21 || Moncton, NB || Tide & Board Gastropub
October 23 || Montreal, QC || L’Atral
October 24 || Quebec City, QC || Le Cercle
October 25 || Ottawa, ON || House of TARG
October 26 || Toronto, ON || Lee’s Palace
October 27 || Chicago, IL || Empty Bottle
October 28 || Fort Worth, TX || Modern Art Music of Fort Worth
November 6 || McDade, TX || Sound on Sound Festival
November 17 || Los Angeles, CA || Resident / Red Bull 30 Days in LA ^
January 21 || Singapore, SG || Laneway Festival
January 25 || Northcote, AUS || Northcote Social Club
January 26 || Brisbane, AUS || Laneway Festival
January 28 || Melbourne, AUS || Laneway Festival
January 30 || Melbourne, AUS || Laneway Festival
February 1 || Wollongong, AUS || RAD Bar
February 2 || Newtown, AUS || Newtown Social Club
February 3 || Adelaide, AUS || Laneway Festival
February 4 || Sydney, AUS || Laneway Festival
February 5 || Perth, AUS || Laneway Festival
* w/ PUP
^ w/ Nicole Dollanganger
1. Dead Weight
4. Kiss Me When I Bleed
8. I Beg You
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