Video: Harlem, “Someday Soon”

June 24, 2010

Harlem make barely being able to hold it together sound wildly attractive. Their songs are deceptively ramshackle in a way that makes you think they don't care, until you realize you've got their choruses stuck in your head in a way that can only mean they actually secretly care a lot about the music they're making. This video only amplifies that notion— directed by Aaron Brown and Ben Chappel aka Focus Creeps—it's a good reminder that when you go on tour, aka play your own music to crowds of varying sizes nonstop for multiple nerve wracking months, you kind of have to just let it all go. Looking over what we just wrote, it sounds like we're saying Harlem went on tour, made a video and literally went crazy. Maybe that happened, but more likely they just played a bunch of shows and then lit fireworks off inside someone's house. They're going back out on tour with The Dead Weather. Tour dates after the jump. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)

Friday 25 – Tucson, AZ – Plush
Saturday 26 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
Tuesday 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Friday 02 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Saturday 03 – Vancouver, BC – 917 Main
Sunday 04 – Portland, OR – East End
Friday 09 - Los Angeles, CA – Echo (Part Time Punks)
Saturday 10 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink
Tuesday 13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 14 - Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Siren Fest
Monday 19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 21 - Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium w/The Dead Weather
Thursday 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/The Dead Weather
Sunday 25 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party Festival w/The Dead Weather
Monday 26 – Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/The Dead Weather
Thursday 29 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave w/The Dead Weather
Friday 30 - Chicago, IL – The Congress Theater w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 31 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore – Detroit w/The Dead Weather

Monday 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! w/The Dead Weather
Tuesday 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell – Celebrate Brooklyn w/The Dead Weather
Friday 06 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 2008
Saturday 07 – Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/Wavves
Sunday 08 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 2008

Thursday 09 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest
Friday 10 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest
Saturday 11 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest

Video: Harlem, “Someday Soon”