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U.S. Girls - 'New Age Thriller' Video
U.S. Girls : 'New Age Thriller' Video
11th May 2016

U.S. Girls’ jarring, sci-fi dance number 'New Age Thriller’ is the latest video from 2015's acclaimed Half Free (her 4AD debut), and directed by Meg Remy's father-in-law Ross Turnbull.  Onakabazien (who also worked on the tracks 'Damn That Valley’ and 'Woman's Work') provides another beat, to which Meg crafted a song that "I wanted to sound like a modern day 'Thriller'."  On the song's lyrical makeup, Meg comments: "The world is asleep and the alarm has been going off for so long that it doesn't matter if we wake up now. Our time has passed; we have been played."  You can watch via YouTube in the player below, or German viewers can watch on Dooloop here.

"The song is unsettling and odd and for some reason, it brought to my mind Godard's Alphaville, concerned as it is with a society that's lost its capacity for love and empathy," says director Ross Turnbull.  "I tried to emulate a little of his spirit in a couple of set-ups… I shot the demolition footage at Toronto's Regent Park, an old public housing complex that's being razed for replacement by condos.

Having already toured Australia, Asia and Europe this year, Meg and live cohort Amanda Crist take U.S. Girls out again for a tour of North America, starting tomorrow night in New York.  Full tour details below, which also includes European festival shows at both Primavera festivals in Spain and Portugal and the ever-excellent End of the Road festival in the UK.

12th - Mercury Lounge, New York NY, US
13th - Baby's All Right, Brooklyn NY, US
14th - Half Moon, Hudson NY, US
20th - Vera Project, Seattle WA, US
21st - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada
22nd - Lucky Bar, Victoria BC, Canada
23rd - Obsidian, Olympia WA, US
24th - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US
26th - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA, US
27th - The Satellite, Los Angeles CA, US
28th - Soda Bar, San Diego CA, US

4th - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
7th - Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain*
9th - NOS Primavera Festival, Porto, Portugal

27th - Domoffon Festival, Lodz, Poland
31st - Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin, Germany

2nd - End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree, UK

* w / Animal Collective