Video of the moment
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Back in October, we heaped praise upon Revenge, a six-song EP from Calgary-based garage rockers Port Juvee.
Other critics were equally positive in their verdict, and now the band have just released an eye-catching video for the record's title track.
According to a label press release and vocalist Brett Sanford, Port Juvee and video director Brandon Fletcher “wanted to put together something that embodied the balance between coming-of-age youth culture and the enormous destructive power of mid-century America”.
The clip comprises black and white footage of '50s and '60s America, as the young citizenry ride bicycles, eat candy-floss, hang out at the beach, shoot some hoops and agonize about dating. Beneath all the innocence of these Happy Days, however, lurks a sense of dread and unease that comes from living under the shadow of the bomb. The video edits synch nicely with the song, a drawling Strokes-ian tune.
Port Juvee continue to tour behind the record. They will play a hometown show this weekend (April 25) celebrating The Palomino’s 11th Anniversary, and then they have a very busy schedule at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Their CMW gigs are at The Central (May 5), Lee's Palace (May 6), Supermarket (May 7), and The Horseshoe Tavern (May 8).