“I Was Wrong” Bailen

BAILEN, recently released a video for “I Was Wrong,” the lead-track off their debut LP Thrilled To Be Here available April 26th, via Fantasy Records. The album was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs).

Director Nick Ray McCann on the video for “I Was Wrong”;

“Much of the inspiration for the video came from the portraiture of Richard Avedon. I enjoy taking on a music video concept with inspiration from another medium. It pushes me conceptually to figure out how to bring a static 2D art form into a time-based world with audio. I filmed each member of BAILEN singing along to the song and moving, more akin to a photo shoot than a music video, then created a number of layered images from that footage to project onto each band member. The result was a collection of these dark psychedelic portraits. Drawing more inspiration from Avedon, I then cut apart the various performance takes into three panels, similar to Avedon’s large panoramic portraits he’d create using multiple negatives. I love how the images overlap, creating these ever-changing negative spaces.”

Bailen, recently announced new tour dates, that include a stop at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 23rd. The bands’ current headline tour continues tonight in Chicago, IL, at Schubas, and includes a show at L.A.’s Bootleg Theatre on March 7th. The band is also scheduled to make several appearances in Austin during SXSW. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates. Tickets for the April dates will go on sale tomorrow.

2019 Live

2/21 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
2/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
2/24 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel
2/25 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
2/28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
3/01 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
3/02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
3/05 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord
3/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
3/09 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
3/19 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
3/12-15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
3/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
3/22 – State College, PA – Penn State University
4/04 – Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge
4/05 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater*
4/06 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Upstairs
4/17 – Troy, NY – The Hanger
4/18 – Burlington, VT – Metronome
4/19 – Northampton, MA – Parlor Room
4/20 – Portsmouth, NH – Press Room
4/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
* with The Record Company


"I Was Wrong" by Bailen is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'

“I Was Wrong” Bailen