Here’s our new video. It’s for the song “Man Near the Surface of the Earth” from the album However Strange which you can listen to and download here or buy in the popular cassette format from Burger Records here.
The video is kind of an homage to the 1968 film The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster, which was itself based on a story by John Cheever. We’re very grateful to director Robert Sobul and his team for making this for us. Guylaine and James even have a brief cameo a few minutes in! Sadly Chris could not make it to the shoot that day because he was busy counting stacks of gold coins in his castle. That has a moat.
(cross posted with North of Onhava)
First installment of James’ ramblings concerning Détective‘s recent tour with Guided By Voices is now up at The Believer Magazine‘s tumblr, which is called The Believer Logger. You can read it by clicking the link here.
More to come as soon as he finishes writing it.
Here’s the official video for our song “Monochrome Girl” from the EP Basket of Masks. It’s available on vinyl or as a free download (with bonus tracks!) from Bandcamp. The video was directed by Mike Postalakis and we are big fans of Mike Postalakis and of this video. We hope you enjoy it.
Hi, so we’re going on tour tomorrow — James, Guylaine and Chris — first stop Tempe AZ before we join up with Guided By Voices in Athen GA on September 18. James has agreed to write a sort of tour diary for The Believer magazine’s tumblr, so if and when that happens, we’ll post the link here, and probably cross-post over at his lit-site North of Onhava.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll be come out to one or more of the shows, which are listed to the right somewhere, except for Houston TX and Columbia MO, which have been canceled due to we dont know why. We might try to find replacement shows for those two, but at this late date it’s unlikely.
Anyway. Watch this space, by which we mean literally stare at this blank space on teh internet for hours on end, forgetting to eat, drink, or sleep, and maybe something cool will happen.
Just a quick note to Los Angeles area residents: we’re playing the Part Time Punks show at The Echo on Sunday August 19, along with Seapony and Sweater Girls. Kind of a last minute addition to the calendar so we wanted to give you a heads up. We’re also playing at Burger Records in Orange County (Fullerton, to be precise) the night before, with Acorn Bcorn, The Shivas and The Memories.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for one or both of these events. We’re playing with some really stellar bands so a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
We’re playing a show at the Burger Records store in Fullerton CA on August 18 to celebrate the release of the cassette. More information under the Songkick tour dates section somewhere to the right of this post.
Thanks to a (likely inadvertertent) lapse in taste by New York Tyrant publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano, Détective’s James Greer was interviewed at some length for VICE, which in general deals with much worthier subject matter than him.
In any case, should you be so inclined, you can read the interview here.
As in “video day.” We could also call this R-Day since the video is for the song “Rhodesian Man” but since we called yesterday “R-Day” already (because we went to pick up our record), we thought that would be confusing.
The video was directed by a talented up-and-coming filmmaker named Robert Sobul. We think Robert did a great job given the limitations we posed on him (no nudity!), and hope you enjoy the result as much as we do. Not that we’ll ever watch it again. Nobody likes to look at themselves. Well, some people do. Deeply weird people.
We will, in the coming days and weeks, be making a number of unusual and (in our opinion) fairly exciting announcements here at Détective HQ. These announcements will include but not be limited to: national tour date(s); new rock video(s); new rock music(s); new album(s); new band member(s) (just made that part up); new in-store performance(s); new shoe(s), new haircut(s); new I could do this all day.
In the meantime, here is a picture of Guylaine overdubbing keyboards onto an unsuspecting song somewhere in Los Angeles, sometime in May 2012.
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