White Lung | 07/19/16

Image: White Lung Dead Weight


Canadian punk band White Lung has topped numerous "Best Album So Far" lists this year including Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Vulture, Paste, Consequence of Sound, NME and more for their latest and most mature effort to date - Paradise. Now the band has been shortlisted for the Polaris Prize alongside artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and Kaytranada.

Today, White Lung has unveiled the music video for "Dead Weight," directed by John Stavas and co-produced by Deap Vally's Lindsey Troy. The clip features lead singer Mish Barber-Way in her Los Angeles home, head-banging her way through the track in hyper-kinetic fast forward. Much like the song, its an all-out assault on the senses and not for the faint of heart, or those prone to seizures. 

Stavas has this to say of the treatment: “Dead Weight is such a heavy hitting song and I wanted to make a video that fit its relentless and rhythmic feel. Mish might never want to headbang again. She deserves a neck rub!”

White Lung are currently touring through the US and Canada, and this weekend make festival stops at Osheaga, WayHome Music & Arts, and the inaugural Panorama in NYC.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates

07/19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
07/20 Detroit, MI - El Club*
07/22 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/24 New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
07/29 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07/30 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
08/01 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^
08/04 Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar ^
08/05 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^
08/06 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^
08/08 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will ^
08/10 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
08/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
08/13 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
08/15 San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
09/04-06 Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Rodeo
09/16-18 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest & Carnival
10/07-09 Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival

* - w/ Plague Vendor
% - w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ - w/ Greys