Seattle Weekly’s “Best New Band,” Week of Wonders just released a new video, and there is a lot of butt in it.
The clip for “All You Can’t Express With Words” follows around a lady in cat eye makeup as she sits in a forest, inexplicably gets in the back of a car, takes a bath, gets painted black, and then wanders back into the forest. Also, the lady isn’t wearing any clothes.
I’m very glad that actress Taylor McCann survived the naked body painting, I had flashbacks to James Bond finding a golden Jill Masterson dead from “asphyxiation of the skin,” which according to brief research isn’t really something that can medically happen.
The song itself is a catchy Carribean ditty, full of shimmering guitar chords, skittering drumbeats, and reverb soaked everything. Week of Wonders calls it Tropical Punk, a more than fitting name for the revved up island rockers they crank out. Starting on Sept 16, Week of Wonders will start an absolutely insane tour that has them playing nearly everyday for the next two and a half months. Let’s hope whatever peaceful island paradise lead man Leif Anders has in his head will keep him sane during the marathon it looks like he’ll be running across the county.
09/16: SEATTLE, WA - SPIN CYCLE
09/17: SEATTLE, WA - THE VERA PROJECT with Feathers and Blouse.
09/18: SPOKANE, WA - BABY BAR with Mirror Mirror and Normal Babies.
09/19: MISSOULA, MT - OLE BECK VFW
09/20: NAMPA, ID - THE FLYING M GARAGE with Merkin and Teton Ave.
09/21: SALT LAKE CITY, UT - BAR DELUXE with Hunter Valentine and Mantis Jackson.
09/22: DENVER, CO - RHINOCEROPOLIS with Kid Mask and Cop Circles.
09/23: FORT COLLINS, CO - GNU HOUSE
09/24: OMAHA, NE - THE SWEAT SHOP with Coaxed and Brothers Family Temple.
09/25: FARGO, ND - THE NEW DIRECTION with Super Cruiser, The Alleles, and Buddy Rivers.
09/26: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - THE KITTY CAT KLUB with Hollow Boys and The Velveteens.
09/27: MADISON, WI - MICKEY’S PUB with Hollow Boys, Venus & Furs, and Lover’s Spit.
09/28: MILWAUKEE, WI - RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE with Hollow Boys and Hearthrob,.
09/29: CHICAGO, IL - SAKI RECORDS (Day show) with Hollow Boys.
09/29: CHICAGO, IL - GNARNIA with Hollow Boys and Absolutely Not.
09/30: CHICAGO, IL - THE BURLINGTON with The Sueves and Zigetbra.
10/01: TOLEDO, OH - BBOP RECORDS with The Shame Game and Markey Strange.
10/02: PONTIAC, MI - THE PIKE ROOM with The Burning Ponies and Secret Twin.
10/03: CLEVELAND, OH - THE HAPPY DOG with Cheap Clone and Kid Tested.
10/04: CINCINNATI, OH - THE COMET with Mardou and Homemade Drugs.
10/05: LOUISVILLE, KY - FRESH START (LITTLE BIG FEST) with Plastic Bubble, Juanita, Thee Floating Caskets, and Humongous.
10/06: NASHVILLE, TN - THE SPRINGWATER with Bows & Arrows, Dirty Dreams, and Belle / Beau.
10/07: KNOXVILLE, TN - GROUNDSWELL
10/08: ASHEVILLE, NC - BLACKOUT EFFECTORS with Thee Loud Crowd and Morbids.
10/09: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - MAGNOLIA HOUSE with Jordan Tarrant and Nathan Reich.
10/10: BROOKLYN, NY - THE SILENT BARN with Eureka California and Lame Drivers.
10/11: KINGSTON, NY - O+ MUSIC FESTIVAL
10/12: SUNDERLAND, MA - PALATIAL ROCK AND ROLL FOREST ESTATE with Eureka California, Motel Mattress, and Bunny’s A Swine.
10/13: WORCESTER, MA - THE DISTANT CASTLE with Eureka California and Secret Lover.
10/14: BOSTON, MA - O’BRIENS TAVERN with Orca Orca, Eureka California, and Half Sour.
10/16: LINDENWOLD, NJ - THE SEX DUNGEON with Eureka California and Space Drugs.
10/18: BROOKLYN, NY - MUCHMORES
10/19: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - THE BONE YARD with Eureka California and Zebras & Bulls Fight Tonight.
10/20: PHILADELPHIA, PA - SILK CITY with Drone Ranger, Zebras & Bulls Fight Tonight, and Jackie Paper.
10/21: WILMINGTON, DE - ODDITY BAR with Zebras & Bulls Fight Tonight and Tendrills.
10/22: WASHINGTON, DC - THE PAPERHAUS with Paperhaus and Big Hush.
10/23: ROANOKE, VA - THE BAZAAR with Missionaries.
10/24: DURHAM, NC - FELLOWSHIP HALL with Trouble.
10/25: BOONE, NC - ESPRESSO NEWS
10/26: CHARLESTON, SC - THE TIN ROOF with Tape Waves.
10/27: JACKSONVILLE, FL - BURRO BAR with Ascetic and Glitter Piss.
10/28: with The Patients and Tidal Wave.
10/29: ORLANDO, FL - UNCLE LOU’S with Tam Tam the Sandwich Man and Hot Hands.
10/30: TALLAHASSEE, FL - THE OFFICE LOUNGE GALLERY with BAET and Book of Chow Chow.
10/31: PENSACOLA, FL - SLUGGOS
11/02: ATHENS, GA - LITTLE KINGS with Eureka California.
11/03: ATLANTA, GA - CAPSULE GALLERY with Gold Bears and Mamma Bear.
11/04: ATLANTA, GA - EYE DRUM with Eureka California and Abby Gogo.
11/05: BIRMINGHAM, AL - THE FORGE
11/06: MEMPHIS, TN - DKDC BAR with Warm Girls.
11/07: JACKSON, MS - MORNING BELL RECORDS with Overnight Lows.
11/09: HOUSTON, TX - MANGOS with Telenovella, Deep Cuts, and Springfield Riots.
11/10: SAN ANTONIO, TX - HI-TONES with Telenovella.
11/11: DENTON, TX - MACARONI ISLAND with Telenovella and Fish Boy.
11/12: AUSTIN, TX - HOTEL VEGAS with Telenovella.
11/13: DALLAS, TX - THE CROWN AND HARP with Telenovella.
11/14: OKLAHOMA CITY - THE COOCHIE HOUSE with King Mary.
11/15: TULSA, OK - SOUNDPONY with The Dull Drums.
11/16: KANSAS CITY, MO - MINIBAR with LAZY.
11/18: TAOS, NM - MESA BREWING COMPANY
11/19: ALBUQUERQUE, NM - THE GOLD HOUSE with The Bloomfield Post.
11/20: LAS CRUCES, NM - THE TRAINYARD
11/21: TUCSON, AZ - TLMS
11/22: SAN DIEGO - THE VOID with Jeans Wilder and Red Pony Clock.
11/23: LOS ANGELES, CA - THE SMELL with Traps PS and The Vivids.
11/24: LOS ANGELES, CA - ORIGAMI VINYL
11/26: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THE HEMLOCK
11/27: OAKLAND, CA - THE NIGHTLIGHT
11/29: PORTLAND, OR - THE KNOW with Sun Angle and Fine Pets.
11/30: SEATTLE, WA - THE COMET with Sun Angle, Charms, and Gang Cult.