Published Oct 13, 2017Haligonian indie rockers Mauno drop their sophomore LP Tuning today, and to celebrate its arrival, the band are giving us a new video for the record's "Other Bad."
"Musically, 'Other Bad' is a string of disjointed conversations with multiple instruments, all talking at once, silencing one another, then rushing back in to blurt out what they're trying to say," the band's Eliza Niemi tells Exclaim! "None of these conversations go anywhere — 'Other Bad' never gives you what you want. It builds and hints and foreshadows — instruments emulate ticking clocks — yet the satisfying, fully resolved climax is never realized. The clocks tick down to a person falling, out of control, back where they started."
The video itself starts out as a one-sided conversation between Niemi and the camera, as she cruises down the street on her bike. Before long, she encounters a trio of choreographed dancers and ribbon twirlers. Eventually, though, her bike ride mimics the meaning of the song — leaving the protagonist "falling, out of control, back where they started."
Watch the Hallie Switzer-directed clip below.
Tuning is out now via Idée Fixe Records/Tin Angel. See the band's upcoming live dates below, as well.
10/15 Utrecht, Netherlands - EKKO ^
10/16 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown ^
10/17 London, UK - Oslo ^
10/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club ^
10/20 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow ^
10/21 Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade ^
10/22 Berlin, Germany - Kanine am Berghain ^
10/24 Dündingen, Switzerland - Ban Bonn ^
10/25 Lyon, France - Le Sonic ^
10/26 Amiens, France - La Lune des Pirates ^
10/27 Paris, France - Point Ephemere ^
10/28 Vendome, Freance - Rockomotives Festival
10/29 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix ^
10/30 Luxemburg, Luxembourg - Rotondes ^
10/31 Gent, Belgium - BIB^
11/07 Lethbridge, AB - The Farm
11/08 Calgary, AB - Nite Owl
11/09 Edmonton, AB - Rec Room
11/10 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis
11/11 Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
11/14 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge *
11/15 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha *
11/16 London, ON - Call the Office *
11/18 Ottawa, ON - Pressed Café *
11/21 Quebec City, QC - Sous-sol du Cercle
11/22 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
11/23 Halifax, NS - Seahorse
11/24 St. John, NB - Pepper's Pub
11/25 Sydney, NS - The Upstairs
12/16 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
^ with Chad Van Gaalen
* with Jaunt