YES WE MYSTIC SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG YOUNG EVIL
SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TEN SEATED FIGURES
OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS
ANNOUNCE ‘IMPOSSIBLE SHOWS’
SET TO PLAY IN WINNIPEG AND SASKATOON SIMULTANEOUSLY
WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE
Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Following the announcement of their sophomore full-length release, Ten Seated Figures (out April 19 via DevilDuck Records), Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings, Yes We Mystic, are thrilled to share the sly, panic-soaked music video for the album's second single, Young Evil. Premiering today on Exclaim.ca, the video features a bizarre contemporary dance performed by the band's lead singer/producer Adam Fuhr. Have a look here. Ahead of the album release, Yes We Mystic has also announced that they will be performing in two cities at the same time. The shows will take place on March 12th at 9:00 p.m. in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. The band has not yet discussed how they will achieve this feat.
The video for Young Evil is about a man who, subjected to the sound of terrible music, is compelled to dance and cannot stop. Fuhr practiced the contemporary dance for over three months, coached by award-winning choreographer, Ella Steele (sister of Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead). A subversion of the classic 'dance video', wherein after some success the lead singer finds themselves – at the behest of some studio executive – learning some slick choreographed moves, Yes We Mystic took it into their own hands to do just that, except in a way that is unique to their unconventional sensibilities. It serves as both a piece of a grander puzzle and a rumination on what it means to be making music today. The video stars the same ten people who inhabit the album cover of Ten Seated Figures.
"The video is uncomfortable." says Fuhr. "It's not meant to make you marvel at how 'cool' it's subjects are. I think you hear 'dance video' and think of something meant to make us look hot – this is not that. This is more self-deprecating."
As a song, Young Evil is disorienting and perturbed, marching slowly towards an unforgettable climax. Lyrically, it tells the story of Evel Knievel. "Before Evel Knievel came into the persona he is universally known for, a biopic came out about his life," explains Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead and lyricist. "The film took many factual liberties, having the actor playing him say things he never really said and act in a way he never really had. Evel watched this biopic, loved it, and started incorporating the way he was portrayed into his everyday life. This in turn created the actual persona he is known for."
Ten Seated Figures is a concept album about the lies, misrememberings, and false memories that shape who we are. It is bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are mangled and unidentifiable, created by manipulating the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
3.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern / Winnipeg, MB - Forth Projects
5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub