White Lung1Los Angeles-based charmingly dynamic post-punk trio – vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou – return with a brand new album called ‘Paradise’, due out May 6 via on Domino and share a rather fetchingly tasty video starring Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, House), for standout track ‘Hungry’.

The video was written by Mish & Justin Gradin and directed by Justin Gradin: “’Hungry’ plays with identity and perception – explains Gradin – and the idea that sometimes public attention can create more isolation and delusion. The video focuses on a self-obsessed girl (who is barely famous as the model on a brand of canned condensed milk) as she struggles to seem important while being haunted by the ghosts of fame until her eventual epiphany of disposability.”

Speaking about their new album (produced by Lars Stalfors ), Mish Barber-Way told Annie Clark aka St. Vincent: “There’s this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it’s somehow uncool to become a better songwriter. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best songwriting we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.”

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates
Fri Mar 11 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt Cabaret
Tues 15 – Sat 19 Mar Austin, TX SXSW
Sun 20 Mar San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Fri 6 May Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
Sat 7 May Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right
Tue 24 May Brighton Green Door Store
Wed 25 May Bristol Start the Bus
Thu 26 May London The Victoria
Fri 27 May Birmingham The Flapper
Sat 28 May Leeds Brudenell Games Room
Sun 29 May Manchester The Star & Garter
Tue 31 May Paris Point Ephemere
Wed 1 Jun Liege La Zone
Thu 2 Jun The Hague Paard
Fri 3 Jun Amsterdam Paradiso
Fri 22 Jul Oro-Medonte, ON Way Home Festival
Jul 29-31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival

For tickets, visit whitelung.ca