White Lung Unveil Video for "Dead Weight" - Polaris Prize Nomination



Photo: Rick Rodney

Canadian punk band White Lung has topped numerous "Best Album So Far" lists this year including Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Vulture, Paste, Consequence of Sound, NME and more for their latest and most mature effort to date -
Paradise. Now the band has been shortlisted for the Polaris Prize alongside artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and Kaytranada. 

Today, White Lung has unveiled the music video for "Dead Weight," directed by John Stavas and co-produced by Deap Vally's Lindsey Troy. The clip features lead singer Mish Barber-Way in her Los Angeles home, head-banging her way through the track in hyper-kinetic fast forward. Much like the song, its an all-out assault on the senses and not for the faint of heart, or those prone to seizures. 

White Lung continues their US tour this week including a stop at this year's inaugural Panorama Festival in New York City. The band will be on tour in the US and Canada throughout August and September. 

"The quartet are banshees, pummeling their demons with speeds and screams so loud and fast that masochism matures into pleasure. Despite this, in between soberingly honest anecdotes regarding body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and trauma, White Lung are romantic. In this style, "Kiss Me When I Bleed" explores the inherent relationship between desire and disgust. The result is like if the lawless, drug-addled characters in a Harmony Korine film decided to adapt Romeo and Juliet." - PITCHFORK

"Mish Barber-Way's deadliest vocal delivery to date" - BILLBOARD

"the best punk band of the current decade." - BROOKLYN VEGAN

"...we're not going to stop shoving them down your throat until you accept it and White Lung becomes the biggest band in the world" - NOISEY

"hot shit-all uptempo restlessness and witchy swagger-full of renewed raw power at every transition." - VICE

Watch the 'Below' video HERE.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club*
July 22 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
July 29 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
Aug 3 || Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^
August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar ^
Aug 5 || Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^
August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^
August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will ^
August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
September 4-6 || Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Rodeo
September 16-18 || Chicago, IL - Riot Fest & Carnival 
October 7-9 || Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival

* - w/ Plague Vendor
% - w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra 
^ - w/ Greys