Today, Middle Kids have shared a new video for “Stacking Chairs,” the surging album highlight which encapsulates the extraordinary intimacy and creativity that gave rise to their brilliant record Today We’re The Greatest, released earlier this year.
“Stacking Chairs” reveals a band at full-flight, imbued with mellotron and great peels of electric guitar – it’s one of the most immediate songs on an album full of astonishing hooks and textures. Directed by collaborator W.A.M. Bleakly, the video mixes offbeat humor with a stylized but literal interpretation of the song’s lyrics.
Starting in mid-September, Middle Kids will depart Australia for their first performances in North America in two years. The month-long nationwide run kicks off in Camden, CT, wraps up in Nashville, TN and includes four recently added dates in Toronto, Vancouver, San Diego and Dallas. Middle Kids (who have been locked down in Sydney for the last 6 weeks) will be the first Australia-based band to tour the USA since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The band have announced support for the tour, sharing the stage with Joe P (Hamden, Boston, NYC, Washington, Pittsburgh), Mattiel (Toronto, Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis), Deep Sea Diver (San Fran, San Diego, LA and Pioneertown) and Ginger Root (Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville).
For the last eight years, Panache has hosted Valentine’s Day concerts across the country to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood. Earlier this year, The Village of Love Benefit Series raised over $40,000 through performances in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami. Now, Panache is thrilled to be joining forces with their friends at Like Management and Live.ly to organize Village of Love’s online debut.
This year’s event features Angel Olsen, Brittany Howard, Deep Sea Diver, Phoebe Bridgers, Kathleen Hanna, Margo Price, Soko, Weyes Blood and more. Tickets are only $15.