July 7, 2022

Later this summer season, Kiwi Jr., the indie rock band from Canada and never New Zealand, will launch Chopper. Dan Boeckner, from Wolf Parade and Arcade Fireplace’s present touring lineup, produced the LP, and we’ve already posted the primary single “Night time Imaginative and prescient.” At present, the band has additionally shared the brand new single “Unspeakable Issues,” which has a fairly enjoyable video.

“Unspeakable Issues” is a jaunty and synth-happy track, and it takes me proper again to the mid-’00s blog-rock days. However the video has an entire different vibe. The concept of the video is that it’s Warmth however with a bunch of Jason Vorheeses. The clip itself doesn’t fairly ship on that imaginative and prescient, however director Morgan Walters has enjoyable taking part in round with the imagery, and it’s cool to see guys in fits with hockey masks. In a press launch, band member Jeremy Gaudet has this to say:

Persons are at all times attempting to signal into my e-mail. What do they assume they’re gonna discover? The general public urge for food for soiled laundry is wild. Having moved the world on-line has not helped. Dan Boeckner had the thought to make use of the Moog sound for the hook, which was initially on guitar, and that sound brings the track right into a type of new-wave territory that was enjoyable and completely different for us. We stored referencing the vibe of Michael Mann films when recording the album, after which Morgan heard this and got here up with the thought of creating the video appear to be the film Warmth. Someway TSN’s Jay Onrait, Jonah from Fucked Up, and comedians Tom Henry and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll had been satisfied to cameo in it. We additionally had been carrying these hockey masks filming all day subsequent to a busy highway getting a number of automotive honks and didn’t understand till a lot later that we filmed on an precise Friday the thirteenth.

Test it out under.

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Chopper is out 8/12 on Sup Pop.