NEW ALBUM SINCERELY, FUTURE POLLUTION OUT APRIL 7 ON ARTS & CRAFTS,
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN APRIL 28 WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL, WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, CALGARY, AND VANCOUVER
“a brooding record heavily shaped by last year's political upheaval... a dark take on the state of America with throbbing synths and swampy guitars.” - NPR
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Today, Timber Timbre debuts a new video for “Velvet Gloves & Spit”, the second song released off the band’s upcoming fourth album, Sincerely, Future Pollution, out April 7 via Arts & Crafts.
The video was created by, and features, artist and poet Cristine Brache, who said: "We wanted the video to have a homemade feel, lo-fi, to make the situation feel more intimate. With the first cut, I tried to let the video weave in and out of the song. The repetition emphasizes the earnest desire to be disciplined, which I think compliments the song. As it is a music video, I don't think it should be grounded in narrative because I don't think the song needs it. The song stands on its own. Any attempt to try to overshadow that would weaken the video. I think the music video's job is to provide opportunities for the viewer to see non-linear gestures and moments and to give the song space. A good song needs a lot of space."
"I'd enjoyed the intimacy in the things that Cristine and [her partner] Brad Philips were making, together and respectively,” adds singer Taylor Kirk. “Working outside the parameters of more conventional music video makers, I think the result is something that feels very true and candid. They seemed to understand the essence of the music very well. Though euphemistic the discipline ritual in the video is softly charged and shows a kind of tenderness and romance to the fixations parallel in the song."
Timber Timbre – Taylor Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Simon Trottier, with drummer Olivier Fairfield – have always created music that traces a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On Sincerely, Future Pollution, the band coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.
For the recording, the band travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
Wrestling sincerity from abstraction, Kirk submits to the cycle of self-obsession at the album’s core. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.
Timber Timbre will embark on a North American tour this spring, beginning on April 28, with stops in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. Full tour dates can be found below.
TIMBER TIMBRE TOUR DATES
Apr 6 - Rennes, FR - Mythos Festival
Apr 8 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
Apr 9 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
Apr 10 - Cologne, DE - Luxor
Apr 11 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s
Apr 13 - Malmo, SW - Babel
Apr 14 - Copenhagen, DK - Bremen Teater
Apr 15 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefarlich
Apr 17 - Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
Apr 18 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Apr 19 - Paris, FR - La Cigale
Apr 20 - Bourges, FR - Le Printemps de Bourges
Apr 28 - Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
Apr 29 - Minneapolis MN - Cedar Cultural Centre
Apr 30 - Winnipeg MB - West End Cultural Centre (on sale Jan 20)
May 02 - Edmonton AB - Starlite Room
May 03 - Calgary AB - Commonwealth
May 05 - Vancouver BC - Vogue Theatre
May 06 - Seattle WA - Tractor Tavern
May 07 - Portland OR - Wonder Ballroom
May 09 - San Francisco CA - Great American Music Hall
May 10 - Santa Ana CA - Constellation Room
May 11 - Los Angeles CA - Echoplex
May 12 - San Diego CA - Soda Bar
Mar 14 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti Festival
Jun 2 - Montreal, QC - Olympia (on sale Feb 17)
Jun 6 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Jun 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot And Saddle
Jun 9 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Jun 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg