Watch King Khan & the Shrines' new video for "Darkness" now!

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King Khan & the Shrines premiered their new video for "Darkness" via T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Idle No More, the band's new album, will be in stores on September 3.

Watch King Khan & the Shrines' "Darkness" video now

Though often called the “wildest show on earth” and known for their spectacle of a stage show, King Khan & The Shrines aren’t afraid to mix their velvety pop and soul-infused, psyched-out numbers with meaning and seriousness evident through album title, Idle No More, named after an indigenous-rights movement, and plenty of songs about the state of the world we live in today. Consider album track, “Darkness,” which, as King Khan says, is about the “ugly beasts that must be tamed inside of us all” and also his “attempt to do something as real as Nina Simone.”

Visually presented through the excellent new stop-motion video, written, directed and produced by Benjael Halfmaderoz/Hylas Film, the “Darkness” video is the perfect accompaniment to the melancholy message set forth in this song. So, take a minute, soak in the “Darkness,” read about the video via T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s worldwide premiere, and then kick things back up with the rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lyrseric melodies of Idle No More’s previously shared “Born to Die.”

King Khan & The Shrines are:
King Khan - vox, guitar
Till Timm - guitar
Simon Wojan - trumpet, guitar, vox
Fredovitch - organ, piano, vox
Fred Roller - baritone sax
Ben Ra - tenor sax
Jeans Redemann - bass
Ron Streeter - percussion
John Boy Adonis – drums

Pre-order Idle No More now on CD or LP in the Merge store.

King Khan & the Shrines on tour:
Aug 28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Exit 07
Aug 29 Haarlem, Neterlands Dutch Garage Rock Explosion @ Patronaat
Aug 30 Salisbury, UK End of the Road Festival
Sep 01 London, UK XOYO
Sep 02 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Sep 04 Paris, FR Trabendo
Sep 05 Brussels, Belgium Magasin 4
Sep 06 Vlieland, Netherlands Great Wide Open Festival
Oct 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA Culture Collide Festival
Oct 13 San Francisco, CA Slims
Oct 14 Portland, OR Dantes
Oct 15 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 16 Seattle, WA Neumos
Oct 17 Boise, ID Neurolux
Oct 18 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Oct 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Oct 20 Kansas City, KS The Record Bar
Oct 21 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Oct 22 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Oct 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Oct 24 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Oct 25 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Oct 26 Toronto, ON Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Oct 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct 30 New York, NY Webster Hall
Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Nov 1 Washington, DC Black Cat
Nov 2 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Nov 4 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Nov 5 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Nov 6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 12 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Nov 13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom