July Talk Album Gets US Release, Watch Video for “Someone”


July Talk has been on a steady yet thrilling trajectory ever since the Canadian release of their Self-Titled debut back in 2012. Now, the band has confirmed that the album will get new life, as Island Records will put it out in the US on March 3.

To celebrate the occasion, July Talk has premiered their new video for “Someone” on Billboard.com. In the clip, the sweaty and antsy band members are holed up in a tight-fitting Ontario-based motel.

“We told the owner it was a music video and said the two cameras, six men and one woman, all drenched in sweat and taking turns coming outside for fresh air ‘wasn’t what it looked like,’” recalled July Talk’s Leah Fay. “He very clearly held no judgment and didn’t care what we meant by that.”

The room, added Fay, featured a strong aroma of cigarettes, damp mold and sadness, while dead bed bugs and bloodstained sheets could be found between the four walls.

“So there we were, performing for the walls, a song of co-dependence, broken romance and poisonous relationships,” continued Fay. “At the time of shooting this video, we only knew how to do one thing very well; rehearse, while drunk, in our tiny all-we-could-afford rehearsal space. We would play so frenetically and chaotically that you’d be lucky to leave a rehearsal with all of your limbs intact. It seems director Matt Greyson knew just how to capture us in that motel room that summer day. Little did we know that we’d be sleeping, five to a room, in motels just like this one for our next year on the road. This video stands as a document of how July Talk came to be.”

(Click the photo below to access the video for “Someone.”)


Tour Dates:

Feb. 19 – Chicago – Subterranean
Feb. 20 – Winnipeg, Canada – Pyramid Cabaret
Feb. 21 – Winnipeg, Canada – Pyramid Cabaret
Feb. 22 – Detroit – Magic Stick Lounge
Feb. 23 – Cincinnati – MOTR Pub
Feb. 24 – Columbus, Ohio – Rumba Cafe
Feb. 25 – Pittsburgh – The Smiling Moose
Feb. 26 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Feb. 27 – Philadelphia – Boot & Saddle
Feb. 28 – New York – The Mercury Lounge
March 1 – Allston, Mass. – Great Scott
March 16-21 – Austin – SXSW
March 24 – Munster, Germany – Gleis 22
March 25 – Dresden, Germany – Beatpol
March 28 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kurt
March 29 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Wine Small Hall
April 1 – Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropool
April 2 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – V11
April 3 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Podium Asteriks
April 5 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – De Oefenbunker
April 5 – Schijndel, Netherlands – Paaspop Festival
April 9 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet Club
April 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Club
April 11 – Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
April 12 – Munich, Germany – Strom
April 14 – Ghent, Belgium – Café Video
April 15 – London – Old Blue Last

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