Published Oct 05, 2010Wacky Canadian indie quartet Hollerado have managed to do what few bands are able to: live up to the hype of their press releases and make their own brand of hot sauce. They've now announced a fall tour with Philly buzz rockers Free Energy and have released a new video described as a "human 8-bit" experiment.
The joint dates with Free Energy begin in Portland, ME on October 12. Along with several U.S. dates, the tour will feature Canadian stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Hollerado also have a new video out for the single, "Americanarama," which is chock full of visual trickery and comes from their 2010 record Record in a Bag. The awesome low-budget video sets the bar for bands new and old in the "innovative music video" department. Shot all in one take, it features 420 memorized sequences and 24 choreographed stage hands who do card stunts.
In order for everyone in the video to hit their cues, director Greg Jardin slowed down the song 400 percent and shot each take in about 13 and a half minutes. As the press release says, what we get is a "jittery, spastically comedic result" that complements the band's "lo-fi, handmade aesthetic."
Watch the sure-to-be-viral video for "Americanarama" below. Look for Record in a Bag out now on Royal Mountain Records.
10/12 Portland, ME - Space
10/13 Providence, RI - Jerky's Music Hall
10/14 Burlington, VT - Club Metronome
10/16 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
10/18 Columbus, OH - The Summit
10/19 Nashville, TN - The End
10/20 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
10/21 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
10/23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
10/25 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
10/26 San Diego, CA - 710 Beach Club
10/28 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour
10/29 San Francisco, CA - Slims
10/30 San Jose, CA - The Blank Club
11/10 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11/11 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Café
11/12 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
11/14 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
11/15 Calgary, AB - The Republik
11/16 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
11/17 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
11/18 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
11/19 Chicago, IL - Shazam
11/20 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
11/21 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11/22 Albany, NY - Valentines
11/23 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
11/24 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/26 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/27 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
12/1 Washington DC - Rock And Roll Hotel