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Fear of Men streaming new LP; tourmates Puro Instinct releasing ‘Autodrama,’ share “Tell Me”

photo by Rosie Carr & Daniel Falvey
Fear of Men (photo by Rosie Carr & Daniel Falvey)

Fear of Men‘s new album Fall Forever is out Friday, June 3 via Kanine. The band go widescreen this time but maintain that delicate, intimate quality of their first LP. You can stream the whole thing right now (via NPR), and check out their new video for “Trauma”, below

The band will be on tour this summer, including the BrooklynVegan-presented show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on July 2. Tickets are still available.

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Puro Instinct

The Bowery show, and the rest of the tour, is with L.A. duo Puro Instict who will release new album Autodrama on June 24 via Manifesto. The record features appearances by their old pal Ariel Pink and you can stream the ’80s-nostalgic, Madonna-y “Tell Me” from the LP below.

Updated Fear of Men/Puro Instinct tour dates are listed below.

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Daniel Falvey of the band said “for this video we were interested in bringing the album cover to life – exploring the tension in that image and the dichotomy it depicts of intimacy and resistance. Incorporating this image, Eleanor and Sam’s treatment reflects Jess’s lyrics in depicting two dancers grappling with trauma in the form of black liquid that engulfs them.”

Describing the video, one of it’s directors, Eleanor Hardwick explains “we wanted to represent trauma as an oozing black liquid, much like Hippocrates’ four humours. Trauma to me is something like a stain, that is often transferred between beings who pass it on to one another like a disease that cannot be removed. So for the video, we wanted to use choreography to look at two opposing ways one can deal with the trauma that is transferred onto you: by fighting to undo the past, and trying to remove a stain that has already made its mark on you – versus taking that stain and accepting that it will become your future; not denying it, nor being defined by it, but continuing on in despite of it, and using that trauma to your advantage.”

While the band’s Jessica Weiss describes the sense of trauma tackled in the song as “the undefinable anxiety and damage that all of us suffer at some point at the hands of another. It’s how we deal with it that defines us…To me, dealing with trauma is not about looking back, it’s about taking that experience and putting it under your own control, letting it become a part of you.” For her, the song is about “empowerment through taking control.”

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Fear of Men / Puro Instinct – 2016 Tour Dates:
6/30 Washington, DC @ DC9
7/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
7/2 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
7/3 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/5 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
7/6 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
7/8 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
7/9 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
7/12 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
7/13 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
7/15 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
7/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
7/19 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
7/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
7/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/23 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
7/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7/26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
7/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

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