Posted in music on September 5, 2013

by Doug Moore

Night Sins at Rituals, November 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Night Sins

We've mentioned recently that Philly goth/post-punk troupe Night Sins will hit the road with Youth Code in about a week. In anticipation of the tour, we're debuting the video for "To London or the Lake," the first single from their upcoming second album of the same name, which will drop early in 2014 via Avant!/Ascetic House.

Despite the song title, this video is all about Philly -- it's comprised mostly of grainy black-and-white shots of the city's skyline, interspersed with clips of the band bumming around the streets and a young couple getting sexy in a drained pool. (Perhaps the same drained pool that Mac and Charlie get trapped in during that one episode of Always Sunny?) The clip has a gritty, first-year-of-art-school feel that perfectly matches the track itself, which is the real star here. It's a gloomy but propulsive cut that falls comfortably into the 80s post-punk kingdom carved out by Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division/New Order, The Mission (who play tonight), and so forth. And man, that drum sound!

Check out the video, along with their full tour schedule with Youth Code, below.


9/12/13 Hudson, NY @ SMOG
9/11/13 New York, NY @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
9/13/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
9/14/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/15/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
9/16/13 Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Discoteque
9/17/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
9/18/13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
9/19/13 Chicago, Il @ Ultra Lounge
9/20/13 Minneapolis, MN @ The Belmore / New Skyway Lounge
9/21/13 Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
9/22/13 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
9/23/13 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Inside
9/25/13 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room (no Night Sins)
9/26/13 Pomona, CA @ Aladdins Jr.
9/27/13 San Diego, CA @ The Void
9/28/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
9/29/13 San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
9/30/13 Portland, OR @ East End
10/1/13 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey



Comments (8)

The first time I heard his song, I like it right away and now his newest single will surely hit the records. I like his voice and his singing style.

Posted by Integrity Spas | September 5, 2013 1:04 PM

I haven't heard or seen anything this pretentious in ages. I'm experiencing an extreme case of second hand embarrassment after viewing this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2013 1:34 PM

Considering there are, now, a TRILLION bands who sound like this/are trying desperately to sound like this - and that this 'sound' doesn't leave much room for originality, Night Sins actually seems to be doing an acceptable job of it.. which surprised me.

I used to dig this shit when there were, like, four new-ish bands doing it.... now it's just out of control.

We get it.. you LIKE REVERB.. and being both disaffected and wildly indifferent to even how disaffected you are. Guess what, join the club. But there are more interesting ways to express that in 2013.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2013 4:58 PM

Was blasting this the other night real late. around 4 am. I guess i got lost in it cause i was playing it so loud the cops got called. When i went to the door i was shocked by the cops´╗┐ reaction.

Posted by Sylvia | October 1, 2013 2:34 PM

Was blasting this the other night real late. around 4 am. I guess i got lost in it cause i was playing it so loud the cops got called. When i went to the door i was shocked by the cops reaction. they said turn it up!

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