SON LUX shares new video starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany. New UK live dates added.‏

July 3, 2015




“An unpredictable and expertly-crafted album by an artist at his peak” London in Stereo
“Wonderful” 8/10, NME
“‘Bones’ is haunting, arresting, and unlike anything else.” DIY
“Bones is a remarkable, chameleonic entity” 7.5/10, The Line of Best Fit
“There has always been a gloomy beauty about Ryan Lott’s work & this darkly-lit electronic beauty is at the heart of Bones” – 4/5, The Irish Times
“An album remarkable for its musical diversity and emotional intensity”4/5, Nothing but Hope & Passion
“It’s clear that there’s a bone fide pop songwriter buried beneath the extravagances. Luckily for us though, Son Lux veers away from the straight forward and chooses to make records as wonderfully complex as Bones” 8/10, Drowned in Sound

Following the release of their new album ‘Bones’ last week via Glassnote, SON LUX today unveil the video for “You Don’t Know Me” directed by Nathan Johnson and created by The Made Shop, who have collaborated with Son Lux for all of the record’s visuals. The video stars Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Noah Segan (Looper).

Of the video, director Nathan Johnson said, “When Ryan first sent the album over to The Made Shop, this was the song that I kept coming back to. It touches a pretty raw nerve, and we wanted to explore the song in terms of the empty rituals we often see in relationships and, to a larger degree, religion.

We wrote the video specifically for Tatiana and designed everything around her performance. She’s such a phenomenal actor, and she brings something so compelling to the role – this powerful figure who is stuck in the vacancy of routines that have lost their meaning.”

The Made Shop is a small design shop specializing in graphics, visual installation work, and film. They recently partnered with Son Lux to conceive and direct all the visual elements of the band, from the creation of the album cover to the music videos, artwork, and live shows. Their work has been featured in film, print, television, and is currently showcased in Yoko Ono’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Founded by producer-composer Ryan Lott in 2007, Son Lux “works at the nexus of several rarely-overlapping Venn Diagrams” (Pitchfork). With the recent additions to the band of guitarist-composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, Son Lux is now a ferocious trio both live and on record. Bones is the first album documenting this new formation, and it draws from the three members’ unique and omnivorous musical vernaculars. Few bands have built a more impressive and varied array of collaborators: LordeBeyoncé producer BootsSufjan Stevens, Matthew Dear, Busdriver, Vijay Iyer, Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. 

The band is currently on a US headline tour and will head to the UK for Visions & Green Man Festivals in August, before returning for a full European tour in October. Full dates below.

Son Lux 2015 European Dates:

08 UK London Visions Festival @ Oval Space
09 PL Katowice OFF Festival
19 DE Cologne C/O Pop Festival
20 FR Charleville Mezieres Cabaret Vert Festival
21 Hamburg Dockville Festival
22 BE Hasselt Pukkelpop
23 UK Brecon Beacons Green Man Festival
25 NL Groningen Noorderzon Festival
28 FR Paris Rock en Seine Festival
04 SE Copenhagen Tivoli Offspring Festival
05 NL Vlieland Into The Great Wide Open Festival
06 IE Laois, Electric Picnic Festival
19 BE Brussels AB
21 UK London Village Underground
22 UK Edinburgh Summerhall
23 UK Leeds Beacons Metro Festival, Headrow House
25 NL Rotterdam Bird
26 NL Amsterdam Bitterzoet
27 DE Hamburg U&G
28 DE Berlin Bi Nuu
29 PL Warsaw Cafe Kulturalna
31 CZ Prague Meet Factory
01 HU Budapest Dürer Kert, Room 041
02 AT Vienna Grelle forelle
04 CH Zurich Plaza
05 CH Lausanne Le Romandie
06 LU Luxembourg Sonic Visions Festival, Rockhal
09 SE Gothenburg Pustervik
10 SE Stockholm Bryggarsalen
12 FR Lorient Les Indisciplinés Festival, Le Manege
13 FR Tourcoing Festival Les Inrocks, Le Grand Mix
14 FR Paris Festival Les Inrocks, La Cigale
15 FR Nantes Festival Les Inrocks, Stereolux
17 FR Toulouse Festival Les Inrocks, Bikini
18 ES Barcelona La 2 de Apolo
19 ES Madrid CATS


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