White Denim have unveiled the video for “At Night In Dreams” the new single fromCorsicana Lemonade, released on 14th April via Downtown. The clip, which was directed by acclaimed Texas artist Brian K. Jones of the art duo Chuck & George, pays homage to iconic Big Tex, a 52-ft. tall mechanical talking cowboy that went up in flames on October 19th – the final day of the 2012 Texas State Fair and Big Tex’s 60th birthday.
Brian K. Jones says of the video, “White Denim had really taken a liking to my ‘Meanwhile…back in Dallas!’ two-second animated burning Big Tex/self portrait video loop. The animation was comprised of 48 ‘traditional’ paintings ranging from six inches to eight feet that hung salon style in the gallery setting. For ‘At Night in Dreams’ I took a more digital approach to avoid the ‘byproduct’ of traditional paintings, using free open source software GIMP to produce the animated drawings and KDEnlive to edit the parts into video. There are winks and nods to psychedelic grind house theater graphics of the 70’s and a sprinkling of old Saturday morning cartoons to lighten the mood.”
The band will be touring the UK in May, playing London’sShepherd’s Bush Empire on the 28th. They will also support the Arctic Monkeys in the US in June.
Tue 20 May Bristol Anson Rooms
Wed 21 May Liverpool East Village Arts Club
Thu 22 May Edinburgh The Caves
Fri 23 May Leeds The Cockpit
Sat 24 May Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoults Yard
Mon 26 May Birmingham Glee Club
Tue 27 May Brighton Concorde 2
Wed 28 May London Shepherd’s Bush Empire