Watch a new video from Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre has debuted a new video for “Velvet Gloves & Spit,” the second song off their album Sincerely, Future Pollution, out April 7, 2017 via City Slang.
The video features and was created by artist and poet Cristine Brache, who said, “We wanted the video to have a homemade feel, lo-fi, to make the situation feel more intimate. With the first cut, I tried to let the video weave in and out of the song. The repetition emphasizes the earnest desire to be disciplined, which I think compliments the song. As it is a music video, I don’t think it should be grounded in narrative because I don’t think the song needs it. The song stands on its own. Any attempt to try to overshadow that would weaken the video. I think the music video’s job is to provide opportunities for the viewer to see non-linear gestures and moments and to give the song space. A good song needs a lot of space.”
“I’d enjoyed the intimacy in the things that Cristine and [her partner] Brad were making, together and respectively,” adds singer Taylor Kirk. “Working outside the parameters of more conventional music video makers, I think the result is something that feels very true and candid. They seemed to understand the essence of the music very well. Though euphemistic the discipline ritual in the video is softly charged and shows a kind of tenderness and romance to the fixations parallel in the song.”
Timber Timbre is comprised of Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Simon Trottier, with drummer Olivier Fairfield. On Sincerely, Future Pollution.
For the recording, the trio – armed with “secret weapon” Fairfield on drums – travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
Timber Timbre will embark on a North American tour this spring, beginning on April 28th in Chicago, IL. The run will now continue through June 10th in Brooklyn, NY, and also includes a May 11th show in Los Angeles, CA. A current itinerary is below.
Timber Timbre tour dates:
APR. 6 RENNES, FR MYTHOS FESTIVAL
APR. 8 BRUSSELS, BE BOTANIQUE
APR. 9 AMSTERDAM, NL PARADISO NOORD
APR. 10 COLOGNE, DE LUXOR
APR. 11 BERLIN, DE HUXLEY’S
APR. 13 MALMO, SW BABEL
APR. 14 COPENHAGEN, DK BREMEN TEATER
APR. 15 HAMBURG, DE UEBEL & GEFAHRLICH
APR. 17 TOURCOING, FR LE GRAND MIX
APR. 18 LONDON, UK ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
APR. 19 PARIS, FR LA CIGALE
APR. 20 BOURGES, FR LE PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES
APR. 28 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL
APR. 29 MINNEAPOLIS, MN CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
APR. 30 WINNIPEG, MB WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE
MAY 2 EDMONTON, AB STARLITE ROOM
MAY 3 CALGARY, AB COMMONWEALTH BAR & STAGE
MAY 5 VANCOUVER, BC THE VOGUE THEATRE
MAY 6 SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN
MAY 7 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM
MAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
MAY 10 SANTA ANA, CA CONSTELLATION ROOM
MAY 11 LOS ANGELES, CA THE ECHOPLEX
MAY 12 SAN DIEGO, CA SODA BAR
MAY 14 MAYER, AZ FORM ARCOSANTI FESTIVAL
JUN. 2 MONTREAL, QC OLYMPIA
JUN. 6 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT
JUN. 8 PHILADELPHIA, PA BOOT AND SADDLE
JUN. 9 CAMBRIDGE, MA THE SINCLAIR
JUN. 10 BROOKLYN, NY MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG
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