U.S. Girls release “New Age Thriller” video

U.S. Girls Release new video for "New Age Thriller".

U.S.Girls’, sci-fi dance number “New Age Thriller” is the latest video from her 2015 release Half Free (her 4AD debut), and directed by Meg Remy’s father-in- law Ross Turnbull. Onakabazien (who also worked on the tracks ‘Damn That Valley’ and ‘Woman’s Work’) provides another beat, a song he “wanted to sound like a modern day ‘Thriller’.”  On the song’s lyrical makeup, Meg comments: “The world is asleep and the alarm has been going off for so long that it doesn’t matter if we wake up now. Our time has passed; we have been played.” “The song is unsettling and odd and for some reason, it brought to my mind Godard’s Alphaville, concerned as it is with a society that’s lost its capacity for love and empathy,” says director Ross Turnbull. “I tried to emulate a little of his spirit in a couple of set-ups… I shot the demolition footage at Toronto ‘s Regent Park, an old public housing complex that’s being razed for replacement by condos.” You can watch the video below.

Having already toured Australia, Asia and Europe this year, Meg and live cohort Amanda Crist take U.S.Girls out again for a tour of North America, starting tomorrow night in New York.  Full tour details below, which also includes European festival shows in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK plus a show with Animal Collective in Madrid.

U.S. Girls 2016 TOUR DATES

12th – Mercury Lounge, New York

13th – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn

14th – Half Moon, Hudson NY, US

20th – Vera Project, Seattle WA, US

21st – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada

22nd – Lucky Bar, Victoria BC,

23rd – Obsidian, Olympia WA, US

24th – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland

26th – Hemlock Tavern, San

Francisco CA, US

27th – The Satellite, Los Angeles

28th – Soda Bar, San Diego CA, US

4th – Primavera Sound Festival,

Barcelona, ES

7th – Joy Eslava, Madrid, ES *

9th – NOS Primavera Festival,

27th – Domoffon Festival, Lodz, PL

31st – Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin,


2nd – End of the Road Festival, UK

* with Animal Collective