Since announcing the release of their upcoming album, Les Deuxluxes are kicking off the decade with a bang by unveiling a music video for Everything of Beauty, the first single off Lighter Fluid. Following the release of Springtime Devil (2016), the Montreal-based duo’s sophomore effort is due out February 28th, 2020 via Bonsound, and is available to pre-order now. A launch show will be taking place at the Fairmount Theatre on March 26.
The music video offers an explosive first glimpse of the highly colorful world of Lighter Fluid. This collaboration with director JF Galipeau provided a great opportunity for the band to further experiment with analogue mediums. Filmed using manually-controlled prism and kaleidoscope lenses from the 70s, the footage was shot in the Eastern Townships near the church where the album was recorded.
We saw autumn pass to winter in the blink of an eye, taking us from fields of green and fall golds, warm sunsets and blue skies, to full-on deep snowfall, covering everything in sight in sparkling white, explain Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry, recalling the frigid November weekend during which the clip was shot. Mother Nature's contribution to the cinematography fits perfectly with the subject of the song; the sobering reality of our uncertain future.
Saturated in fuzz and distortion, Everything of Beauty juxtaposes soaring vocals against acidic guitar riffs, and paints a picture of a modern world where we stand to lose more now than ever before. The biting, cheeky lyrics are a rousing wake-up call. They underline how our detachment from nature and our resistance to change will be our downfall, destroying everything of beauty we hold dear.
Since the release of their debut-album Springtime Devil in 2016, Les Deuxluxes have performed at many large-scale festivals and have played on hundreds of stages across Canada, Europe and Latin America.
In addition to their Montreal show on March 26th, the duo will hit the road at the end of February to introduce their new album to audiences all over the province. A European tour which includes dates in France, Belgium, Germany and Spain is also planned for the spring. Visit lesdeuxluxes.com for more details.
08/02 Toronto, ON // Horseshoe Tavern (opening for Skye Wallace) 28/02 Sherbrooke, QC // La Petite Boîte Noire
29/02 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
07/03 Quebec City, QC // Le D’Auteuil
11/03 Gatineau, QC // Le Minotaure
26/03 Montréal, QC // Fairmount Theatre
28/03 Trois-Rivières, QC // Le Gambrinus
02/04 Jonquière, QC // Côté Cour
03/04 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
04/04 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC // Vox Populi
17/04 Sint-Niklaas, BE // De Casino
18/04 Namur, BE // Belvédère
24/04 Meco, ES // Festival Cuatro Plazas