Choir Boy Are Septic and Sweet on "Toxic Eye"

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Choir Boy Are Septic and Sweet on "Toxic Eye"

Wednesday, Dais Records darlings Choir Boy shared the second single from their forthcoming sophomore record Gathering Swans. Titled “Toxic Eye,” it finally explains the unnerving album cover displaying a blue-faced Adam Klopp with a shimmering eye wound.

The track is dreamy, with a leading trumpet that wouldn’t be out of place on a Cleaners from Venus track, pairing nicely with lead single “Complainer” in all its Flock of Seagulls angst. Breezy and sweet, Choir Boy draw on deep heartache and their signature irony to write a delightfully faithful new wave track.

The video lands firmly in their nostalgic aesthetic, edited by Klopp himself. From shots in front of storefronts to snowy mountains, Choir Boy manage to look gently gothic no matter where they go. Dressed in campy black leather and face paint, the group lean into artifice to twist their yearning sound into something fun and bright.

Choir Boy have also extended their tour to include several European dates. You can check out the revised dates below, as well as the video for “Toxic Eye.”

Choir Boy Tour Dates:

April
21 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room #
22 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Vinos #
23 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees #
24 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk #
25 – McAllen, Texas @ Semilla
26 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger #
28 – Memphis, Tenn. @ The Hi Tone Cafe #
30 – Richmond, Va. @ The Camel

May
01 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat #
02 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw #
03 – New Haven, Conn. @ State House
04 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ The Vineyard – Wescott
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ Mod Club #
06 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop #
07 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Blind Pig #
08 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Blockhouse
09 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall #
10 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Vaudeville Mews
17 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Dead Wax
18 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
19 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Old England
20 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Clwb Ifor Bach
21 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
22 – London, U.K. @ Moth Club
23 – Manchester, U.K. @ Yes
24 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Nice N Sleazy
26 – Antwerp, Belgium @ JC Kavka
27 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Turnzimmer
29 – Essen, Germany @ Zeche Carl
30 – Heidelberg, Germany @ Halle 02
31 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Gdanska

June
01 – Bremen, Germany @ Tower
02 – Paris, France @ Espace B
27 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge

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