9/14/2016

Tancred's seductively evil video feat. Sadie Dupuis + Fall Tour news

TANCRED DEBUT SEDUCTIVELY EVIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PENS”
FEATURING SADIE DUPUIS OF SPEEDY ORTIZ

FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM  OUT OF THE GARDEN
OUT NOW ON POLYVINYL RECORDS

TOURING THE US AND EUROPE THIS FALL
WITH JESSICA HERNANDEZ AND INTO IT. OVER IT.
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Tancred (Jess Abbott) is excited to debut the music video for “Pens” today as she prepares to hit the road for the next three months, playing dates in the US And Europe in support of her critically acclaimed new album Out of The Garden (Polyvinyl Records).  The music video for “Pens” was directed by Andrew Weinberg with Art Direction from  Nicole Kugel, and aside from taking cues from Stranger Things and other horror movies, it features a cameo from Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz playing the role of evil incarnate. Upcoming tour dates and more on the video below.

Watch the music video for “Pens” via NPR Music

I based the video treatment entirely on the lyrics,” says Abbott. “I wanted to have my plain reality be slowly overcome by this shadowy underworld. I wanted evil to seem really seductive and just take me with it. But evil is still evil no matter how sexy it is so I still needed to die at the end. The directors, Adam and Nicole, created the abstract shots. We had a lot of calls about horror movies and shows, and of course we were writing this when Stranger Things came out so we were all inspired by the visuals in it.”

Produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald, Out of the Garden has been hailed as a “phenomenal” new album by NPR Music, with lead single “Sell My Head” being praised by Stereogum for how it “simmers with a uniquely bold energy”. Out Of The Garden,” wrote THE FADER “is a full-on blast of power pop with an angry shadow behind it. Lead singer and songwriter Jess Abbott's voice sounds like it came straight out of 1999; she's got those perfect, subtly nasal pipes that sound like the sweetest, chewiest, most long-lasting bubblegum.”

Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, Out of the Garden’s emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott’s experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town. “I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation,” Abbott recalls. “I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything.”

After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with McDonald and Waronker. As a result, Out of the Garden showcases Tancred shedding its former skin in favor of a bolder and infinitely more confident sound. Says Abbott, “Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you - and smiling while you do it.”


Upcoming Tour Dates:

* = w/ Jessica Hernandez
# = w/ Into It. Over It.

SEPTEMBER
15 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Eccentric Cafe *
16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
18 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
19 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard *
21 - Albuquerque, NM -  Launchpad *
22 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
23 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge *
26 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
28 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley *
29 - Davis, CA - Sophia's Thai Kitchen *

OCTOBER
02 - Bend, OR - Bank of the Cascades Fall Festival
04 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *
07 - Boise, ID - The Olympic *
08 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
10 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre *
12 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
13 - Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar *
14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
15 - Madison, WI - The Frequency *
16 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
22 - Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace w/ pwwr Bttm, Lisa Brank

NOVEMBER
06 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo #
07 - Bremen, Germany - Tower #
08 - Berlin, Germany - Privat Club #
09 - Prague, Czech Republic - Cafe vs Lese #
10 - Munster, Germany - Gleis 22 #
11 - Trier, Germany - Ex Haus #
12 - Cologne, Germany - Underground 2 #
13 - Antwerp, Belgium - Kavka #
14 - London, UK - St. Pancras Old Church  #
15 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mikes #
16 - London, UK - The Lexington #
17 - London, UK - The Lexington #
18 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach #
19 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter #
20 - Glasgow, UK - Mono #

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