Yeah, we know, the band name is kind of dumb, but that’s nothing new in this era of “eh” band names. And they’re from Canada, so who knows, it’s probably some kind of a comedy deal. And maybe they are gay, and, oh, whatever. Aren’t we all post-post-modern at this point? Nothing means anything anymore, so let’s move on to this Gay video premiere.
First off, that “photosensitive epilepsy” warning at the start? Not a joke. Brief bits of colored tubes quickly shifts to the band spazzing in some bar, beach goers swimming around with the shiftiness of a ‘20s silent flick, someone gets their eye poked out, cheap cracked animation appears, and yet more of those colored tubes. It’s all a bit of a jittery mess of fun, not unlike the quirky, chirpy keyboard pop tune that zips along with it. And again, it all probably “means” little except that the nifty hook should stick with you and might make for a fine, first shot of “summer’s coming” soundtracking.
Gay has worked with US Girls husband/collaborator, Slim Twig, and they’ve got a new mixtape, To The Choir, coming out in May on U.K. label Heart Throb, with UK tour dates to follow. For now, meet Dante And Susan and check the tour dates below.
UK Tour Dates For Gay:
05/02 – Cardiff – Four Bars w/ Jay Arner
05/03 – Liverpool – Liverpool Sound City
05/04 – Manchester – Sounds From The Other City
05/06 – Glasgow – The Roxy
05/07 – London – The Windmill
05/08 – London – Ace Hotel