The video arrives ahead of their UK & EIRE Headline Tour that kicks off next week in Bristol (27/11), with subsequent dates in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and more.With the Manchester show now SOLD-OUT, tickets for the remaining dates are on sale now and selling fast.
Taken from their debut albumTHANKS FOR COMING, the video for “Tomorrow’s Screams” was shot by Lexie Moreland and finds bandmates Michael C. Hall, Matt Katz-Bohen and Peter Yanowitz trapped in a mental maze of clashing feelings as they walk through mundane acts that the camera exposes to be magically intriguing. Each occupy their own world and slowly begin to congregate toward a collective that is seemingly more settled with a prescribed sense of calm and comfort.
“I laid in bed with headphones on one night and listened to the song on loop for hours until I fell asleep, just letting my subconscious work it out, jotting down feelings, impressions and visuals as they came,” said Director and Cinematographer Lexie Moreland. “The toothpaste and silly string moments were ones that occurred to me in that way, via a kind of dream state, and I felt they would work with my vision of each of the guys being on a solo, as well as a collective, journey. And then the apple became the unifying symbol, an image that would connect an overall feeling of disconnection, which is really the emotional tone that I felt being communicated by the song. I chose the apple because it’s visually lovely, and it’s also an homage to Magritte’s famous self-portrait ‘The Son of Man.’ I like that as a somewhat subliminal reference since the song, like all songs, is also of course a self-portrait.”
(Photo Credit: Lexie Moreland)
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum is comprised of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie). The band released their debut full-length album, THANKS FOR COMING, earlier this year which was preceded by their self-titled EP. Both received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paper, Alternative Press, Associated Press, Consequence of Sound, People, American Songwriter, Magnet, FLOOD, Forbes, Huffington Post, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Entertainment Tonight. The trio eschews traditional rock instrumentation in favor of stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack, and a wealth of disparate influences flow into Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s songs – the glam, experimental, ambient music of David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder’s ‘70s disco productions for Donna Summer, ‘80s new wave dance music, contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice. A theatrical sensibility is part of the trio’s DNA, especially in live shows, having met several years ago on Broadway during the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Michael C. Hall is a musical talent and a longstanding Broadway performer, having played leading roles in Chicago, Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was selected by David Bowie to star in his musical, Lazarus. He has also earned many accolades for his acting, including an Emmy nomination for his work on the HBO drama Six Feet Under and a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the acclaimed Showtime series Dexter. His bandmates boast similarly prodigious resumes. Peter Yanowitz began his career playing drums in The Wallflowers before going on to co-found indie stalwarts Morningwood and work with artists as varied as Natalie Merchant, Yoko Ono, Andrew W.K., Allen Ginsberg, and Billy Bragg & Wilco, who enlisted him to perform on their seminal ‘Mermaid Avenue’ collaboration. Keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen spent the last decade touring and recording with Blondie, in addition to working with Boy George and Cyndi Lauper.
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Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum – UK & EIRE Tour Dates
November 27 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
November 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
November 29 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day *SOLD OUT*
November 30 – London, UK – Bush Hall
December 2 – Bedford, UK – Esquires
December 3 – Birmingham, UK – The Castle & Falcon
December 4 – Swansea, UK – Sin City
December 5 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
December 7 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
December 8 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
December 9 – Liverpool, UK – 24 Kitchen Street
“The fact that all three members met on the set of a rock opera makes a lot of sense. Even the band’s name has a kind of fragile grandeur; the melodrama of their songs tempered by throbbing electronics, driving bass and cavernous reverb. On the band’s debut album, ‘THANKS FOR COMING,’ Hall’s voice is unmistakable: stage-crafted and tightly enunciated, but with an audible cynicism.” –The Line of Best Fit
“Boasts an eye-popping, Eighties-style aesthetic.” –Rolling Stone
“An unexpected album full of Underworld-style bangers.” –NME
“‘THANKS FOR COMING’ is a terrific record; intense, epic – switching between glam-rave-rock and anything synthpop with an entertaining amount of theatricality lingering from the trio’s Broadway origins. The band’s music reveals a range of influences, from Nine Inch Nails to New Order, from Giorgio Moroder to French dance outfit Justice to, yes, AOR titans Boston. Equally diverse is Hall’s vocal range.” –The Telegraph
“Michael C. Hall goes full-on indie rock God … 1980s-inspired, synth-pop groove. It’s as if he and his bandmates consolidated the chaos of 2020 into danceable exuberance.” –Huffington Post
“The music sizzles with tension, subtly pivoting between ‘80s darkwave and simple synth pop.” –Consequence of Sound
“One of the most intriguing debuts of 2021.” –musicOMH