SCATTERED CLOUDS SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “DAYS ON END”

SOPHOMORE LP TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER OUT TODAY ON BOILED RECORDS

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Scattered Clouds marks today’s release of their transportive sophomore album TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER with a new video for the song “Days on End.” Created by the duo of Huot+Vallentin, the video tells “a bleak futuristic lonesome cowboy tale about personal reinvention, and leaving the comforting oppression of familiarity behind,” says the band. Taking both sonic and visual cues from the canon of classic 80’s sci-fi films, we see the protagonist, played by frontman Philippe Charbonneau, trying to escape an unknown presence as blue electricity surges through his body, each jolt reorganizing his very fabric. From the directors:


“We fear most what we cannot see. Our protagonist has been walking for days on end—for what purpose? Good, evil, revenge, escape? Should we pity or fear the tortured man who once walked among us? The story fumbles many knots without untangling any of them, clearing in front of us a path of endless questions.”

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Inspired by the dichotomous terrain of their hometown of Hull, Québec, TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER is a futuristic broken romance set amidst a burning dystopian landscape. The Hull, Québec experimental duo of Charbonneau and Jamie Kronick’s explores themes of political conspiracy, post-capitalism, police brutality and nihilism through the lens of auto-fictional narratives told in both English and French prose. With a sonic palette that calls to mind the retro-synthetic tint of iconic soundtracks like Vangelis’ Blade Runner, John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, Brad Fiedel’s The Terminator, and Tangerine Dream’s The Sorcerer, TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER balancing tones of ecstasy and unease on the razor thin line between cacophony and delight.

“This album was produced at a time not long ago where we saw the rise or the return of extreme political parties across the planet, a time that we already know as the start of the end of the world,” says the band. “Our goal was to create a detached sort of political commentary that in its foreignness shines a mirror on the reality of these horrors, but still manages to wrest fleeting moments of beauty.”

Featuring artwork based on a photo of a quietly burning dépanneur in Hull, the imagery captures the ominous yet seductive confines of Scattered Clouds’ vivid anti-utopia. The nine songs of TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER cover a broad spectrum of weathered futurism: from the thrashing, thundering charge of album opener “Justice” to the stark claustrophobia of their album-closing cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Intruder.” 

However, through its infatuation with apocalypse and the commonness of brutality, the album’s true dynamic is shown in its subtle mastery of texture and melody. Some of the album’s most rewarding moments come in the restrained consonance and infectious groove of “Don’t Question Me,” and in the tragic balladry of “Broken Spirits” – a crestfallen duet with Montrealer Lisa Iwanicky Moore (Blood and Glass, Little Scream) that admits the incompatibility of human beings, a bittersweet ending of a Lynchian Blue Velvet romance. 

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER was written, recorded, and produced by Scattered Clouds in Hull, Québec, working collaboratively with co-producer Michael John Dubue (of HILOTRONS) and Grammy-nominated Ottawa engineer Philip Shaw Bova. The fidelity of their collaboration shines across the detailed timbre of razor sharp guitar, lush synthesizers, and echoic space that expound on the album’s lyrical themes. The propulsive rhythm of songs like “Hors-la-loi” and “Intruder” capture the visceral sensation of impending doom with live recordings of two and three drummers, respectively, underpinning the atmosphere.

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TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER is out now on vinyl and digital formats by Boiled Records, the Toronto & Philadelphia-based record label who earlier this year released fellow Hull band FET.NAT’s fantastic Polaris Music Prize-nominated LP, Le Mal

Scattered Clouds recently completed a tour supporting SUUNS through Europe, and an east coast jaunt with Mauno, having previously shared the stage with Andy Shauf, Timber Timbre, Jerusalem In My Heart, and others. The TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TOUR continues with Festival OFF de Québec, and album launch shows in Toronto, Montréal, Kingston and Hull.

VIDEOS:
WATCH AND SHARE “LA POLITIQUE…”
WATCH AND SHARE “DON’T QUESTION ME”
WATCH AND SHARE “INTRUDER” (PETER GABRIEL COVER)
WATCH AND SHARE “JUSTICE”

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TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TRACK LISTING
1. Justice
2. La politique, concours pseudo-érotique
3. Don’t Question Me
4. Days On End
5. Broken Spirits
6. Hors-la-loi
7. Morning After
8. Danger!
9. Intruder

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TOUR DATES
July 6 - Québec, QC - Festival OFF
July 13 - Toronto, ON - Baby G w/ Badge Époque 
July 19 - Montréal, QC - l’Escogriffe w/ Orchids
July 20 - Hull, QC - Minotaure w/ Orchidae

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SCATTERED CLOUDS SHARES WRESTLING VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “LA POLITIQUE, CONCOURS PSEUDO-ÉROTIQUE”

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Scattered Clouds shares “La politique, concours pseudo-érotique” a new song and video from its upcoming record TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER out June 27 on Boiled Records. Inspired by the dichotomous terrain of their hometown of Hull, Québec, the experimental outfit of Philippe Charbonneau and Jamie Kronick’s second album is a futuristic broken romance set amidst a burning dystopian landscape. Shot and edited by Patrick Lozinsky during amateur wrestling event Lutte 07 in Gatineau, the restrained, hypno-funk plod of “La politique” is belied by the reckless battle at play in the bright lights of the ring.

“‘La politique, concours pseudo-érotique’ is about the current political climate, how there’s a growing sense of powerlessness in democracy and how world politics seem to play out like a theatre show,” says the band. “The video is a metaphorical exploration of amateur wrestling entertainment and how it is analogous to the satirical and barbaric presentation of the modern day political stage.”

Scattered Clouds explores themes of political conspiracy, post-capitalism, police brutality and nihilism against a romantic backdrop of auto-fictional narratives told in both English and French prose. Drawing inspiration from Serge Gainsbourg’s erotically-charged vocal delivery, “La politique” courses with the primal pulse of urban tribalism. With a sonic palette that calls to mind late-70s/early 80s soundtracks like Vangelis’ Blade Runner, John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, Brad Fiedel’s The Terminator, and Tangerine Dream’s The Sorcerer, TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER walks the razor thin line between cacophony and delight, balancing tones of ecstasy and unease.

“La politique” follows the album’s first single and video, “Don’t Question Me,” and the album-closing cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Intruder,” whose brooding and austere rhythms, off-kilter synth melodies, and distant echoic vocals set the stage for the album’s terse retro-synthetic soundscapes.

WATCH AND SHARE “DON’T QUESTION ME”

WATCH AND SHARE “INTRUDER” (PETER GABRIEL COVER)

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER was written, recorded, and produced by Scattered Clouds in Hull, Québec, working collaboratively with co-producer Michael John Dubue (of HILOTRONS) and Grammy-nominated Ottawa engineer Philip Shaw Bova. Featuring artwork based on a photo of a quietly burning dépanneur seen by Charbonneau one summer night, the album imagery captures the ominous yet seductive confines of the band’s vivid anti-utopia. The album will be released on vinyl and digital formats by Boiled Records, the Toronto & Philadelphia-based experimental record that released fellow Hull band FET.NAT’s acclaimed Le Mal LP earlier this year.

PRE-ORDER TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER HERE

Scattered Clouds recently completed a tour supporting SUUNS through Europe, and an east coast jaunt with Mauno, having previously shared the stage with Andy Shauf, Timber Timbre, Jerusalem In My Heart, and others. The TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TOUR continues with Festival OFF de Québec, and album launch shows in Toronto, Montréal, Kingston and Hull.

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Photo Credit : Jamie Kronick // DOWNLOAD HIGH RES

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TRACK LISTING
1. Justice
2. La politique, concours pseudo-érotique
3. Don’t Question Me
4. Days On End
5. Broken Spirits
6. Hors-la-loi
7. Morning After
8. Danger!
9. Intruder

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TOUR DATES
July 6 - Québec, QC - Festival OFF
July 12 - Kingston, ON - 12Cat
July 13 - Toronto, ON - Baby G w/ Badge Époque
July 19 - Montréal, QC - l’Escogriffe w/ Orchids
July 20 - Hull, QC - Minotaure w/ Orchidae

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SCATTERED CLOUDS ANNOUNCES TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER

NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 27 ON BOILED RECORDS

SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “DON’T QUESTION ME” OUT TODAY

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PRE-ORDER TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER HERE

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Scattered Clouds announces its new record TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER, a futuristic broken romance set amidst a burning dystopian landscape. Inspired by the dichotomous terrain of their hometown of Hull, Québec, the experimental outfit of Philippe Charbonneau and Jamie Kronick explores themes of political conspiracy, post-capitalism, police brutality and nihilism on their second full-length, set against a romantic backdrop of auto-fictional narratives told in both English and French prose. With a sonic palette that calls to mind late 70s / early 80s soundtracks like Vangelis’ Blade Runner, John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, Brad Fiedel’s The Terminator, and Tangerine Dream’s The Sorcerer, TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER walks the razor thin line between cacophony and delight, balancing the uneasy ecstasy of Suicide and the thundering underbelly or Liars.

Today the band shares the album’s first single and video, “Don’t Question Me” – its brooding but restrained rhythm, oddly melodic synth threads, and distant echoic vocals setting the stage for the album’s terse retro-synthetic soundscapes. Lyrics about police interrogation and not answering to authority are articulated in a found footage collage video directed and edited by Michael John Dubue – who also contributes musically to all nine songs of the album – repurposing scenes from 1971 drug awareness film The 16 Floor to create the song’s unsettling neo-noir universe.

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“‘Don’t Question Me’ is about breaking duality and embracing singularity,” says frontman Charbonneau. “With themes that focus on the micro-personal version of macro-collective experience, the song is about running when the voices in your head telling you to stay where you are and obey orders. The video is a familiar thriller arc inspired by Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Travis Bickle’s descent into madness.”

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER was written, recorded, and produced by Scattered Clouds in Hull, Québec, working collaboratively with co-producer Michael John Dubue (of HILOTRONS) and Grammy-nominated Ottawa engineer Philip Shaw Bova. Featuring artwork based on a photo of a quietly burning dépanneur seen by Charbonneau one summer night, the album imagery captures the ominous yet seductive confines of the band’s all-too-vivid anti-utopia. The album will be released on vinyl and digital formats by Boiled Records, the Toronto & Philadelphia-based experimental record that released fellow Hull band FET.NAT’s acclaimed Le Mal LP earlier this year.

PRE-ORDER TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER HERE

Scattered Clouds recently completed a tour supporting SUUNS through Europe, having previously shared the stage with artists like Andy Shauf, Timber Timbre, Jerusalem In My Heart, and others. The band has announced a run of Ontario and Québec shows to mark the album’s release. See itinerary below.

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Photo Credit : Jamie Kronick // DOWNLOAD HIGH RES

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TRACK LISTING
1. Justice
2. La politique, concours pseudo-érotique
3. Don’t Question Me
4. Days On End
5. Broken Spirits
6. Hors-la-loi
7. Morning After
8. Danger!
9. Intruder

TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER TOUR DATES
July 6 - Québec, QC - Festival OFF
July 12 - Kingston, ON - 12Cat
July 13 - Toronto, ON - Baby G w/ Badge Époque
July 19 - Montréal, QC - l’Escogriffe w/ Orchids
July 20 - Hull, QC - Minotaure w/ Orchidae

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