black midi debut video for “Ducter”

black midi "Ducter"

black midi have released a new video for “Ducter.” The track is off the band’s LP Schlagenheim, out June 21st via Rough Trade. The track follows previously released songs “Talking Heads” and “Crow’s Perch.” Directed by Anthrox Studio, ex-Rockstar Games visual artists primarily responsible for developing the iconic illustrations associated with world-class game titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V, the video evokes a strong sense of surrealism, using dreamlike imagery via 3D landscapes to conjure an uncanny feeling of a world that exists only for its own sake, all brought to life by Emmy Award winning animator Isam Prado.

black midi return to North America next month for select shows, including a performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. In November, the band will perform all over the country, playing many North American cities for the first time.

“After meeting with the band and discussing some broad concepts they had in mind, we could immediately tell this would be a dream project,” said Anthony Macbain and Roxie Vizcarra of Anthrox Studio. “Using a few of the bands’ influences as a springboard, we were given total creative freedom with which to make something we believed both complemented the band’s aesthetic and told the story we wanted to tell. From the very beginning, everything seemed to come together organically, and the result is something we feel is enigmatic and unique.”

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Live

Tue. June 18 – London, UK @ EartH (Concert Hall)
Thu. June 20 – Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers
Fri. June 21 – Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
Sat. June 22 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
Sun. June 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Contemporary Space
Fri. June. 28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Fri. July 5 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Sun. July 7 – Moscow, RU @ Bolь Festival
Fri. July 12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Sun. July 14 – Nijmegen, NL @ Valkhof Festival
Thu. July 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat. July 20 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Sun. July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon. July 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tue. July 23 – Madison, WI @ The Terrace at University of Wisconsin
Fri. July 26 – Hyéres, FR @ Midi Festival
Fri. Aug. 2 – Sun. Aug. 4 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
Sun. Aug. 4 – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
Thu. Aug. 8 – Sat. Aug. 10 – Rees Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop
Sat. Aug. 10 – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival
Thu. Aug. 15 – Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
Fri. Aug. 16 – Viana do Castelo, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Fri. Aug. 16 – Sun. Aug. 18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
Sat. Aug. 24 – Gueret, FR @ Check In Festival
Sat. Aug. 31 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Thu. Sept. 5 – Tokyo, JP @ Unit
Fri. Sept. 6 – Osaka, JP @ Conpasss
Sat. Sept. 7 – Kyoto, JP @ Metro
Wed. Sept. 18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Thu. Sept. 19 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
Fri. Sept. 20 – Angers, FR @ Levitation
Sat. Sept. 21 – Bordeaux, FR @ Barbey Indie Club
Wed. Sept. 25 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
Mon. Sept. 30 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Wed. Oct. 2 – Zagreb, HR @ Mocvara
Thu. Oct. 3 – Bratislava, SK @ Fuga
Fri. Oct. 4 – Budapest, HU @ Durer’s (small room)
Sat. Oct. 5 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs’
Mon. Oct. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. Oct. 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
Wed. Oct. 9 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
Thu. Oct. 10 – Brussels, BE @ Beursschouwburg
Tue. Oct. 22 – Manchester, UK @ White Hotel
Wed. Oct. 23 – London, UK @ Fabric
Fri. Nov. 1 – Turin, IT @ Club to Club
Thu. Nov. 7 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Fri. Nov. 8 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Sat. Nov. 9 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
Tue. Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Wed. Nov. 13 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri. Nov. 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
Sat. Nov. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sun. Nov. 17 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Tue. Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
Wed. Nov. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
Thu. Nov. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Sat. Nov. 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sun. Nov. 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile