A Century Egg is a Chinese delicacy, a specially preserved and cured treat, and it sounds quite complicated to make traditionally. But you can enjoy a different Century Egg right now: the Halifax jangle-pop band, with a new video "Ki Swui Kya" premiering today on The FADER. The song is sunny C86 sung in Mandarin, a rock n roll for summoning rainbows, as the band's Robert Drisdelle told us over email: "It's about the merits of adopting sort of an energetic, laissez-faire attitude if you can, and not letting yourself be swallowed by disappointment." For the video, directed by Chris and Susie Shapones, the band perform the song surrounded by sculptures of snacks and body parts, designed by Em Lawrence. Occasionally, there's a cute choreographed dance and some animation, making for one well-catered ultra light beam of PMA.
Download "Ki Swui Kya" at Bandcamp and check out Century Egg's upcoming tour dates below.
Century Egg tour dates
7/14-15 - Hillside Festival - Guelph, Ontario
7/28 - Halifax Pride, Gottingen Block Party w/Rich Aucoin, Hillsburn - Halifax, Nova Scotia
8/19 - White Rabbit Festival - Economy, Nova Scotia