A surefire trick for adding creepiness to your visuals is to set them in a completely abandoned urban center. It worked for London in 28 Days Later and for New York in Vanilla Sky, and the video for "King Of John Street" by Century Palm has that aura, too. But the Toronto band's exploration of their city's abandoned streets is more of an adventure than a horror show, thanks to the song's magic hour post-punk and the four-piece's camaraderie.
"'King of John Street' is about coming to terms with anonymity after moving to a big city, and about trying to shake yourself out of a slump," the band's Paul Lawton said over email. "A pep talk, trying to remind myself not to take everything so seriously, which I do. I take everything too seriously."
Century Palm's new album Meet You is out March 10 via Deranged Records.
Century Palm tour dates
03/10 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
03/11 - Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
03/14 - Lethbridge, AB - The Owl
03/15 - Nelson, BC - The Royal
03/16 - Abbotsford, BC - Carpark Manor
03/18 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria
03/19 - Victoria, BC - The Copper Owl
03/22 - Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham
03/23 - Calgary, AB - The Palomino
03/24 - Regina, SK - O’Hanlons
03/25 - Saskatooon, SK - Vangelis
03/30 - Peterborough, ON - The Spill
03/31 - Toronto, ON - The Monarch