Polaris Prize nominees share new video for ‘Sister’
Live dates in NYC, LA, Chicago, TX, and more
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.’
On Monday (19th), White Lung performed two songs at the 2016 Polaris Prize gala from their Polaris shortlisted album, Paradise. Catch all the performances here.
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 announced a performance at this year’s Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA Festival plus a string of dates throughout Australia.
‘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
Paradise is available now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition tri-glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.