Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wild Beasts Share Video For "A Simple Beautiful Truth", Announce New Tour Dates

Wild Beasts' "A Simple Beautiful Truth" is the second video to be shared from their fourth albumPresent Tenseout now on Domino. The band discusses their inspiration behind the video, filmed by Klaus Thymann:

"We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like 'A Simple Beautiful Truth,' to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before."

Watch the video for "Wanderlust" here: http://youtu.be/9IIbbFIQTKI
Listen to "Sweet Spot" here: http://youtu.be/yBe89Z7cqcw
Wild Beasts perform "A Simple Beautiful Truth" live on KCRW: http://bit.ly/1h9zX39
Hi-res images and album art here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/a_wb.html
Purchase Present Tense on iTunes here: http://po.st/PresentTense

After performing sold out US release shows earlier this year in New York and Los AngelesWild Beasts have announced a July North American headlining tour that includes Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL. More US dates will be announced soon.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production (Wild Beasts worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams)Present Tense finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers - each one of the album's eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.

Wed. Apr. 9 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Thu. Apr. 10 - Milan, IT @ Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
Fri. Apr. 11 - Lyon, FR @ Marche-Gare
Sat. Apr. 12 - Zurich, CH @ Plaza Club
Sun. Apr. 13 - Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Tue. Apr. 15 - Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Wed. Apr. 16 - Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Thu. May 8 - Belfast, NIR @ Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival
Fri. May 9 - Brighton, UK @ Great Escape @ The Dome
Thu. May 29 - Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi
Fri. June 6 - Athens, GR @ Plissken
Fri. June 13 - Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
Sun. June 15 - Aarhus, DK @ Northside
Sat. June 21 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Sat. June 28 - Kiev, UA @ Park Live
Sun. June 29 - Moscow, RU @ Park Live
Fri. July 4 - Gdynia, PL @ Open'er
Fri. July 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Mutual Benefit
Sat. July 12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Mutual Benefit
Mon. July 14 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Mutual Benefit
Tue. July 15 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre w/ Mutual Benefit
Wed. July 16 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Sat. July 19 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri. Aug. 15 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukklepop
Sat. Aug. 16 - Budapest, HU @ ziget
Sun. Aug. 17 - Hamburg, DE @ Dockville
Sun. Aug. 31 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road
Sat. Sep. 6 - Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
Tue. Sep. 9 - Rovinj, HR @ Unknown

"Lucky for us, there's no one else like them and on Present Tense, their success has allowed Wild Beasts to be even more like themselves." - Pitchfork

"It's a gorgeous record, particularly for its vocals; Thorpe's mannered falsetto and Fleming's strong, clear depths are both unusual for the indie-rock soundscape, and they've never been used more effectively, together and apart, than they are here." - Interview Magazine

"This latest track from the indie rock band's fourth album-Present Tense, which drops tomorrow-shows off the EP's blend of instrumentals and restrained electronic sounds, met with haunting lyrics..." - GQon "Sweet Spot"

"It's a fitting name for a record that confirms the British quartet's place as one of the most vital acts in indie rock." - BlackBook

"Present Tense marks a further refinement and features a band continuing to keep itself restless and uncomfortable." - Paste

"...the way Wild Beasts can't seem to play a bum note or place a single syllable in the wrong verse, makes Present Tense one of the most quietly exhilarating albums in recent memory, and all the more so for using its evocative power to unsettle and seduce in equal measure." - PopMatters

"Present Tense is their most refined work to date." - Consequence of Sound

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