MUNCIE GIRLS release music video for new song ‘Clinic’ – Taken from the new album ‘Fixed Ideals’ out now!

September 1, 2018

MUNCIE GIRLS release music video for new song ‘Clinic’
Taken from the new album ‘Fixed Ideals’, released 31st August, 2018:

UK Headline Tour next month w/ support from The Hard Aches

“melodies so hearty, they feel like a warm embrace.” – Q Magazine (4*)

“Absolutely fetching” – NPR 

“Sticky indie-rock hooks and pause for thought” – The Guardian

“‘Fixed Ideals’ is a triumph.” – DORK (4*) 

“‘Fixed Ideals’ displays a deftness of songwriting that belies the heavy themes.” – Upset (4*)

“a knack for packaging potent social commentary into bitingly incisive lines.” – Stereogum

Muncie Girls’ second album ‘Fixed Ideals’ is out now, released yesterday, 31st August and the latest single to be revealed is the anxiety-fuelled ‘Clinic’. Vocalist and guitarist Lande Hekt wrote it when she first starting having CBT for her anxiety. “It was a really fucking horrible time but I’m glad I wrote it down,” she explains. “This song is half about how important it is to get your mental health checked and ring the DAS, but it’s also about how long it all takes and how unbelievably underfunded it is. I have a lucky time with my mental health compared to so many people, and I have to think about how incredibly hard it is for so many people.”

The music video for ‘Clinic’ is based on Landis’ Facial Expressions Experiment, conducted almost 100 years ago. This experiment was conducted by Dr. Landis with a goal of discovering if all people had a common facial expression while feeling specific emotions in reaction to various objects and scenarios. Of course, they do not.

‘Fixed Ideals’ is out now after being released on 31st August via Specialist Subject Records in the UK & Europe and Buzz Records in North America with Lost Boy Records doing the honors in Australia. The album was produced by Muncie Girls’ longterm collaborator Lewis Johns at The Ranch and mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge.

Muncie Girls will follow up the album’s release by hitting the road for an eight-date tour of the UK in September with support from their friends in The Hard Aches. They’ve also just announced a headline tour of Europe in October and a jaunt to the US in November, which will be their first touring experience on the continent, having played several shows at SXSW in 2017.

The first single to be revealed from ‘Fixed Ideals’ was the impossibly catchy ‘Picture of Health’, which received praise from the likes of NPR, Stereogum (who named it one of their 5 Best Songs of The Week), DIY, Upset and DORK. It’s also been played on BBC Radio 1, Australia’s Triple J and it’s currently on the Amazing Radio Playlist. ‘Locked Up’ was also recently revealed, along with an aptly illustrative video clip.

(with support from The Hard Aches)

Wed 26 Sep Manchester The Deaf Institute
Thu 27 Sep Birmingham The Cuban Embassy
Fri 28 Sep Nottingham Rock City Basement
Sat 29 Sep Newcastle The Think Tank – Underground
Sun 30 Sep Glasgow The Garage – Attic
Mon 1 Oct London Borderline
Tue 2 Oct Norwich The Waterfront
Wed 3 Oct Southampton The Joiners

Thu 18 Oct Antwerp Jc Bouckenborgh
Fri 19 Oct   Köln Autonomes Zentrum
Sat 20 Oct Fürth Kunstkeller
Sun 21 Oct Regensburg Alte Mälzerei
Mon 22 Oct München Kafe Marat
Tue 23 Oct Stuttgart JuHa West
Thu 25 Oct Hamburg Astra Stube
Fri 26 Oct Braunschweig B58
Sat 27 Oct Berlin Cassiopeia
Tue 30 Oct Wr. Neustadt Triebwerk
Wed 31 Oct Graz Sub

Mon 05 Nov New York Elsewhere Zone One
Tue 06 Nov Philadelphia Boot & Saddle
Wed 07 Nov Boston O’Briens
Fri 09 Nov Toronto The Baby G
Sun 11 Nov Chicago Cobra Lounge
Tue 13 Nov Seattle The Funhouse
Wed 14 Nov Portland Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
Sat 17 Nov Los Angeles Bootleg Bar

Lande Hekt – Guitar / Vocals
Dean McMullen – Guitar
Luke Ellis – Drums


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