Published Feb 23, 2017Power-pop troupe Dany Laj and the Looks recently unleashed their latest full-length Alive & Kicking, and before they embark on a North American tour in support of the new album, Exclaim! is giving you the exclusive first look at the video for "Sweet Pretender."
The track is taken from the recent record, and it features Laj along with his trusty band of players including Jeanette Dowling, Charles Pham-Dang (the High Dials, Bran Van 3000), Mike Duffield (Beams) and Kristina Koski (Blonde Elvis).
The accompanying clip follows Laj through the wintery streets of Toronto, as he moves from the walkable streets of Kensington Market to the top of the Baldwin Steps by Casa Loma and down to Yonge-Dundas Square, eventually hooking up with his bandmates to jam.
"It was super cool to come back to our roots in Toronto to film this video," Laj tells Exclaim! "Unfortunately I bruised my butt slipping on ice on the Casa Loma grounds overlooking Spadina. I tried to downplay the impact by quickly getting up and pretending I did it on purpose. It's really too bad that people in Toronto are smarter than that."
You can catch the band live (and hopefully on their feet) during their upcoming tour dates listed below. Beyond those, hit play to take in the brand new video for "Sweet Pretender" at the bottom of the page.
02/23 North Bay, ON - Raven & Republic
02/24 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse Tavern
02/25 Sault St-Marie, ON - Loplops
02/27 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
03/01 Regina, SK - the Club
03/02 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis
03/03 Calgary, AB - Palomino
03/04 Edmonton, AB - Sewing Machine Factory
03/06 Lake Louise, AB - Stables Pub
03/07 Prince George, BC - Nancy O's
03/08 Revelstoke, BC - Last Drop
03/09 Kelowna, BC - Fernando's
03/10 Vancouver, BC - Red Gate
03/11 Seattle, WA - Funhouse
03/12 Portland, OR - Pop Tavern
03/15 Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
03/16 Minneapolis, MN - Palmer's Bar
03/17 Milwaukee, WI - Garibaldi's
03/18 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
03/19 Rockford, IL - Mary's Place
03/21 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House
03/22 Wyandotte, MI - The Rockery
03/24 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Zaricot
03/25 Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
03/30 Oshawa, ON - Atria
03/31 Toronto, ON - Bovine Sex Club
04/01 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire
04/06 Québec City, QC - L'Anti Bar
04/14 Boston MA, - The Great Scott
04/15 New York, NY - Hank's Saloon