Have you ever whisked your partner away to a romantic resort for a weekend getaway? It never works out the way you plan. The concierge can't find your reservation and you end up getting in a fight in the lobby about it, the walls are thin enough to hear the guy in the next room coughing while you're trying to do your intimate biz, and you can tell just by looking at the jacuzzi that it's a petri dish of STDs. Tigers Jaw takes this to the extreme in their new video for "June."
The band takes a trip to the Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos, near where members Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh grew up. But the place that once billed itself as the "Paradise of Pocono Paradise" (sexy!) is now an abandoned, dilapidated mess of broken glass and graffiti. Tigers Jaw explores the grounds that were once noted as a "place of unbridled passion" as it crumbles. It's bleak, but sort of beautiful? And maybe even laced with some deadpan humor?
"'June' is a very personal song that I wrote about my best friend Nikki and our friendship during and after she was in a tumultuous relationship," says Collins. "I didn't want the music video to be a literal depiction of the song lyrics, but rather something that was visually interesting, pretty dry, and quirky in humor à la Wes Anderson and David Lynch."
"June" is off of Tigers Jaw's new album spin which you can buy right here and is the perfect record to listen to while relaxing in your heart-shaped tub. Also, check them out on tour with Saintseneca and Smidley at the dates below. Bring roses and your special homemade massage oil.
6/9 - PORTLAND, OR - HAWTHORNE THEATRE
6/10 - SEATTLE, WA - EL CORAZON
6/12 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - THE COMPLEX
6/13 - DENVER, CO - MARQUIS THEATRE
6/15 - CHICAGO, IL - METRO
6/16 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CABOOZE
6/17 - DETROIT, MI - EL CLUB
6/18 - TORONTO, ON - VELVET UNDERGROUND
6/20 - CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH - GROG SHOP
6/21 - PITTSBURGH, PA - REX THEATER
6/22 - NEW YORK, NY - WEBSTER HALL
6/23 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - UNION TRANSFER
6/24 - BOSTON, MA - ROYALE