The Districts Debut Video For “Do It Over”

The Districts have shared a new video for their single "Do It Over," the track is off their forthcoming release Great American Painting
The Districts photo by Ebru Yildiz

The Districts have shared a video for their new single “Do It Over.” The track is off their forthcoming release Great American Painting, due out on February 4th, 2022, via Fat Possum. The track’s video, directed by Frank Apollonio, sees the trio immersed in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Ashford, WA’s Mt. Rainier National Park and Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

“‘Do It Over’ is about wising up and seeing the past through the lens of a more complete version of yourself. We’ve all made mistakes and some haunt us more than others. A lot of pain has been caused with good intentions,” explains singer/guitarist Rob Grote. “It’s also directed towards my younger self who wasn’t ready for the responsibility and attention of being in a band and speaking, singing and writing publicly, let alone simply navigating interpersonal relationships. It’s a simple song and a simple plea to right your wrongs and clarify your intentions and untangle the mess of relationships and do it the way you would now.”

The Districts today also added three new 2022 headline shows, including a hometown release show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on April 16th. The band wrapped up a headline tour of the eastern U.S. last week and will kick off a U.K. and European tour in January (a full itinerary is listed below).

Mostly made up of songs sketched by Grote during his time at the cabin, Great American Painting marks a significant departure from 2020’s acclaimed You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere. “The last album almost felt like a recording project of my own rather than a band affair, so from the start the goal was to focus on what’s always worked well with us: an element of simplicity that’s still very powerful, with a lot of visceral rock-and-roll energy to it,” says Grote. To that end, Great American Painting endlessly spotlights The Districts’ greatest assets—the sharply detailed and prismatic tones of guitarist Pat Cassidy, the complex yet combustible rhythms of drummer Braden Lawrence and former bassist Connor Jacobus, who has since amicably departed the band (Lawrence will switch to bass in the band’s live show)—while introducing a new subtlety into their sound. “We usually love to just keep making everything louder, but this time there was a lot more attention paid to carving out space within the songs to really showcase each instrument,” Grote points out.

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North American and European Tour Dates

November 26 – Phantom Power – Millersville, PA
November 27 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
December 27 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Dr. Dog) (Sold Out)
December 30 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (Sold Out)
December 31 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (Sold Out)
January 22 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
January 23 – The Library – Lancaster, UK
January 24 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK
January 26 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
January 27 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
January 28 – Arts Club Loft – Liverpool, UK
January 29 – The Workman’s Club – Dublin, IE
January 31 – St. Luke’s – Glasgow, UK
February 1 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
February 2 – YES – Manchester, UK (Sold Out)
February 3 – Exchange – Bristol, UK
February 5 – Lafayette – London, UK
February 6 – Patterns – Brighton, UK
February 8 – TRIX – Antwerp, BE
February 9 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, DE
February 10 – L’Aéronef – Lille, FR
February 11 – Le Petit Bain – Paris, FR
February 12 – Exil – Zurich, CH
February 14 – Strom – Munich, DE
February 15 – Chapeau Rouge – Prague, CZ
February 16 – Hole 44 – Berlin, DE
February 17 – Bahnhof Pauli – Hamburg. DE
February 19 – Ekko – Utrecht, NL (Sold Out)
March 11 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
March 12 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
March 13 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
March 15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
March 16 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
March 18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
March 19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
March 21 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
March 22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
March 23 – Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID
March 25 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 26 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
March 27 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
March 29 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
March 30 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
April 1 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
April 2 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
April 3 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
April 5 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
April 7 – El Club – Detroit, MI
April 8 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
April 9 – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC
April 10 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
April 12 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
April 13 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC
April 14 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
April 16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

Pre-order Great American Painting by the Districts HERE