Los Angeles' Vertical Scratchers have unveiled a sinister new music video for "Way Out" from their debut Daughter of Everything. The new project from John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere) also announced their first European tour, which begins April 17th in Torino, Italy.
Director Danny Perez on the video:
"Inspired by Tom Rubnitz and the mania of children's-show programming, I wanted to use John's elastic performance in a psychedelic location. Using the colors and geometry of the set, the video is cut rapidly to the fast-paced song to create a dizzying and optical experience."
John Schmersal adds, "Danny is probably the only person I know who could make being confined in a straitjacket for several hours a liberating experience."
Daughter of Everything is available on LP, CD, and digital in the Merge store.
Also, listen to Vertical Scratchers live on KEXP Seattle!
Vertical Scratchers wrap up their first US tour with a homecoming performance at LA's The Mint with Monster Rally, then embark on several weeks of shows in Europe. All dates are below.
Vertical Scratchers tour:
Apr 10 Reno, NV — The Holland Project
Apr 11 Visaila, CA — Cellar Door
Apr 12 Los Angeles, CA — The Mint w/ Monster Rally
Apr 14 San Diego, CA — Soda Bar
Apr 17 Torino, IT — Spazio
Apr 18 Udine, IT — The Black Stuff
Apr 19 Osimo, IT — Loop Live Club
Apr 20 Latina, IT — Circolo Hemingway
Apr 22 Prague, CZ — Potrva
Apr 23 Brno, CZ — Klub Boro
Apr 25 Poznan, PL — Kisielice
Apr 26 Gdańsk, PL — Klub Żak
Apr 30 Berlin, DE — Monarch
May 01 Rotterdam, NL — Roodkapje
May 02 Utrect, NL — Tivoli Spiegelbar
May 03 Vlieland, NL — Here Comes The Summer Festival
May 04 Amsterdam, NL — Independent Outlet Store
May 05 Ramsgate, UK — Music Hall
May 07 Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club w/ The Sonics
May 08 London, UK — The Waiting Room
May 10 London, UK — Brixton Windmill