Watch Pottery Fail at Sledding, Woodworking and Office Jobs in New Video, "The Craft"

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Watch Pottery Fail at Sledding, Woodworking and Office Jobs in New Video, "The Craft"

Montreal five-piece Pottery have shared a new track, “The Craft,” from their forthcoming debut EP No. 1, out May 10 via Partisan Records and Royal Mountain Records. “The Craft” also comes with an accompanying music video directed by Bronwyn Ford and Max Taeuschel.

Following the release of previous singles “Hank Williams” and “Lady Solinas,” “The Craft” is Pottery’s most frenetic cut to date. It melds the best of wobbly post-punk and freakish art-pop profundity—retro keyboards gleam, angular guitars chime, paranoid vocals twitch and sharp lyrics astonish.

Per a press release, the video depicts lead singer/guitarist Austin Boylan as an alien who tries to make sense of human behavior. The band added, “With ‘The Craft’ we wanted to explore the unconscious oddities of everyday life and how an outsider alien (Austin’s character) may interpret these trivial actions. In the video each band member has a niche hobby that not only lends itself to blind emulation from the outsider, but also represents each member’s individuality within our collective project.”

After previously touring with Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts and Viagra Boys, Pottery will tour North America again later this year supporting Fontaines D.C. They will also make an appearance at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival.

Watch Pottery’s new video for “The Craft” below and scroll down for their upcoming tour dates.

Pottery Tour Dates:

May
09-11 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Great Escape
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ Gold Sounds Festival
12 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug and Pint
14 – Manchester, U.K. @ The Castle
15 – Salford, U.K. @ BBC 6 Music, Marc Riley Session
16 – London, U.K. @ Sebright Arms
17 – Brussels, Belgium @ Witloof Bar (Botanique)
18 – De Gudde Wellen, Luxembourg @ De Gudde Wellen
19 – Hasselt, Belgium @ MOD Club
21 – Paris, France @ Supersonic
23 – Angers, France @ Joker Pub
24 – Rouen, France @ Rush at Le 106
24-25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival

July
18-21 – Field, Ontario @ River & Sky Festival

August
15-18 – Brecon Beacons, U.K. @ Greenman Festival
19 – Oxford, U.K. @ The Jericho Tavern
20 – Southampton, U.K. @ Heartbreakers
22 – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert
26 – Newcastle, U.K. @ The Head Of Steam
28 – Bedford, U.K. @ Esquires
29-01 – Wiltshire, U.K. @ End Of The Road Festival

September
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg+
07 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s+
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott+
11 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall+
12 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups+
13 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern+
14 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club+
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall+
17 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry+
20 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Fox Cabaret+
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios+
24 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent+
26 – Los Angeles, Calif @ Teragram Ballroom+

November
06-09 – Reykjavik @ Iceland Airwaves

(+ supporting Fontaines D.C.)

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