Video: Lower Dens, “Brains”


Tristan Patterson, who made the wonderful and gnarly film Dragonslayer, directed Jana Hunter in the video for "Brains," a screen test portrait made to look like it was shot on a security cam. She's a deadpan force throughout, singing with a firm will as drum machines, whispered sub-vocals and big guitars pile on top of her. Lower Dens’ new record, Nootropics, is named for the class of drugs people take when they want to think and feel better fast. It's out May 1st via Ribbon Music. The band's also going on a pretty epic supporting tour that starts at Vassar upstate next week, winds through SXSW and ends in Europe this summer. Check out dates below.

Lower Dens 2012 Tour:
02-29 Poughkeepsie, NY - Vassar
03-01 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
03-02 Middletown, CT - Wesleyan
03-03 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
03-04 Albany, NY - Valentines
03-06 Ann Arbor, MI - U of Michigan Museum of Art
03-07 Grand Rapids, MI- The Pyramid Scheme
03-08 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
03-09 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller at U of Wisconsin
03-10 Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College
03-11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
03-14 SXSW
03-15 SXSW
03-16 SXSW
03-17 Houston, TX - Rice University
04-06 Harrisonburg, VA - Macrock
04-07 Swannanoa, NC - Sage Cafe
04-21 Mexico City, MX - Noise Fest
04-27 Pawtucket, RI - The Met
04-28 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space
04-29 Allston, MA - Great Scott
05-01 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge
05-02 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands
05-03 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05-04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05-05 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar
05-10 Brussels, BE- La Chocolaterie
05-11 The Hague, NL - Walk the Line Festival
05-12 Gent, BE - DOKarena
05-13 Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere
05-14 Brighton, UK - The Hope
05-16 London, UK - The Lexington
05-17 Rotterdam, NL - Worm
05-18 Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
05-19 Aarhus, DK - Pop Revo
05-20 Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
05-21 Berlin, DE - West Germany
05-23 Krakow, PL - Green Zoo Festival
05-24 Prague, CZ - Club 007
05-25 Vienna, AU - Chelsea
05-26 Kleinreifling, AU - Seeweisen Festival
05-29 Turin, IT - Blah Blah
05-30 St. Gallen, CH - Palace
05-31 Dudingen, CH - Kilbi Festival
06-01 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
06-03 Dublin, EIR - Forbidden Fruit Festival

Video: Lower Dens, “Brains”