Photocredit: Marc-Étienne Mongrain
During one hazy night out drinking at a Montreal bar, François Lafontaine (Karkwa, Galaxie), Joe Grass (Patrick Watson), and drummer Samuel Joly started toying with the idea of forming a project together. Shortly after, the art-rock trio Klaus was born.
In September, the band released their self-titled debut album, which you can stream/download here. Earlier this week, Klaus launched the music video for their track “Fever”. Conceptualized by Mathieu Dupuis, the madcap montage synchronized to the pulsating beats of the oddball party track echoes the song’s themes of dealing with the disorientation and turmoil of beauty. With a healthy dose of black comedy in its eyeball-blurring barrage of images, the video walks a fine line between sci-fi, psychedelia, and fever dream.
Lafontaine, Grass and Joly will be hitting the road the next few months around Quebec. Here is the full list of dates:
Dec 16th – MTelus – Montreal*
Dec 20th – Noël dans le Parc – Montreal
December 21st – Impérial Bell – Québec ^
December 22nd – Rainbow Submarine – Rivière-Du-Loup
February 23rd – Le Zaricot – St-Hyacinthe
March 22rd – Trou du diable – Shawinigan
April 5th – La Petite Boite Noire -Sherbrooke
* With Karkwatson
^ With Hubert Lenoir
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