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Crown Lands Keep The Hairy Sex God Dream Alive In Kaleidoscopic New Video

The latest video by one of Jack White’s new favorite bands is exactly how you imagine a Friday night in the 70s.

For Crown Lands, the rock’n’roll dream is alive and kicking. The Canadian duo play the tailfeather-shaking music of old, with a guitar tone like a hornet troubadour and vocals that would make Robert Plant hop up and dance like an old lady at a revival church. This sound and attitude has certainly done them well since they dropped their first EP in 2016, garnering them tour slots with Coheed And Cambria, Rival Sons, and notably Jack White, who hand-picked the band to open for him (and if any dude knows his ass-kicking duos…). Now, with six-time GRAMMY winner Dave Cobb (Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile) producing their debut full-length, it looks like Crown Lands are set to blow up in an explosion of sweat and embroidery.

Crown Lands Spit It Out Single Art

The twosome’s video for their new single Spit It Out goes hard at this brash, hirsute approach. Directed by Travis Shinn, the footage is all performance, but where for some bands that means wrap-around shots in a dark room, for Crown Lands it means mirrors, after-images, pornish neon lights, and a whole lot of hip-popping and headbanging. The mixture of all this psychedelic imagery and the track’s jaunty buzz do a good job of making the band feel like a group of six or more rather than two dudes. Imagine a Vegas revue on mescaline in 1978, and you’ll have some idea of what you’re about to get into.

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Spit It Out deals with the frustrations of dealing with a partner who will not speak up when they have something to say,” says drummer/vocalist Cody Bowles. It addresses the anxiety of not being able to openly communicate. It is about carrying something within that you don’t have the strength or courage to say to someone, and instead of saying what’s on your mind you distance yourself from the situation.”

Watch our exclusive premiere of Crown Lands’ Spit It Out video below:

Expect Crown Lands’ debut album to drop later this year.

Catch the band live on one of the following dates with Larkin Poe:

May

01: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Institute
02: Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
03: Glasgow, Ireland @ SWG3
05: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Ritz
06: Bristol, United Kingdom @ SWX
07: London, United Kingdom @ Shepherds Bush Empire
09: Amsterdam, Germany @ Paradiso Main Hall
10: Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12: Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
13 Paris, France @ Le Trianon
15: Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
16: Madrid, Spain @ Sala But
19: Milan, Italy @ Santeria
20: Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
22: Munich, Germany @ Technikum
23: Vienna, Austria @ WUK
25: Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
26: Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s
27: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
29: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
30: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tradgarn
31: Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller 

June

02: Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
08: Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club

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Posted on February 6th 2020, 3:00p.m.
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