White Hills – Jim Jarmusch, New Video and Tour

White Hills have made a video for “I Write a Thousand Letters” from Frying On This Rock.  The video was shot at The Womb Gallery in Oklahoma City, and was directed by Delo Creative, best known for their work with The Flaming Lips.

White Hills – I Write a Thousand Letters from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.

Against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers, an underground musician (Tom Hiddleston), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover (Tilda Swinton). Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon interrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister (Mia Wasikowska). Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

Producers are Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company, and Reinhard Brundig at Pandora Film. International sales are being handled by HanWay Films.

Thrill Jockey recording artists White Hills play themselves in a live concert scene set in a Detroit Rock Club. The band spent a week in Hamburg, Germany shooting the scene, which includes Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin, this past July. The song featured in the film is Under Skin Or By Name from the album Glitter Glamour Atrocity.

The band first worked with Jarmusch at the ATP festival in Monticello, NY September 2010 when he asked them to perform at the festival he was curating alongside The Stooges, Boris, Sonic Youth and Sunn O))).

White Hills will embark on a European Tour beginning at the end of September 2012 which will take them to Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Only Lovers Left Alive is slated to premiere in 2013.

White Hills Tour Dates

White Hills will be touring the U.S. throughout September, including two stops at the Hopscotch Festival and a headlining slot at the Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary show in Brooklyn before touring Europe throughout late September and October.

Thu Sept. 6th – Baltimore, MD – Golden West

Fri Sept. 7Th – Raleigh, NC – Neptunes (TJ Day Party w/ Guardian Alien, Man Forever)

Fri Sept. 7th – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s (Hopscotch Festival w/ Pop. 1280)

Sat Sept. 8th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

Fri Sept 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio (Thrill Jockey 20, w/ Guardian Alien, Dan Friel, Man Forever, & Rhyton)

Fri Sept. 21st – Pittsburgh, PA – 31st St. Pub

Sat Sept. 22nd – Lexington, KY – Boomslang Festival at Buster’s Backroom

Fri Sept. 28th – Antwerp, Belgium –  Trix-Bar

Sat Sept. 29th – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera

Sun Sept. 30th – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

Mon Oct. 1st – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Upstairs

Wed Oct. 3rd – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Club

Thurs Oct. 4th – Copenhagen, Denmark –  Loppen

Fri Oct. 5th – Malmö, Sweden – Debasser Malmo

Sat. Oct 6th – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen

Sun Oct. 7th – Oslo, Norway – Revolver Club

Mon Oct. 8th – Gothenburg, Sweden – Truckstop Alaska

Tues Oct. 9th – Skive, Denmark – KRABBESHOLM HØJSKOLE

Weds Oct. 10th – Berlin, Germany – White Trash Fast Food Club

Thurs Oct. 11th – Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic – Mumie Club

Sat Oct. 13th – Prague, Czech Republic – 007 Club

Sun Oct. 14th – Vienna, Austria –  Arena Small Hall

Mon Oct. 15th – Zagreb, Croatia – Tvornica Kulture

Tues Oct. 16th – Brescia Italy – Lio Club

Weds Oct. 17th – Forli, Italy – Sidro Club

Thurs Oct. 18th –  Roma, Italy – Inut Club

Fri Oct. 19th – Firenze, Italy – EX Fila

Sat Oct. 20th – Bern, Switzerland – Reitschule Dachstock

Sun Oct. 21st – Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie Rock Club

Mon Oct. 22nd – Lyon, France – Le Sonic

Tues Oct. 23rd – Barcelona, Spain – SideCar

Weds Oct. 24th – Valencia, Spain – LaResidencia

Thurs Oct 25th – Granada, Spain – Planta Baja

Sat Oct. 26th – Madrid, Spain – Nasti Club

Sun Oct. 27th – Porto, Portugal – Ampifest at Hard Club

Mon Oct. 28th – Vitoria, Spain – Ibu Hots

Mon Oct. 29th – Toulouse, France – Le Saint de Seins