Boy Harsher release new video for “LA (Rabit remix)” and accompanying face filter + tour date announcements

 

Ahead of their upcoming tour dates for North America and Europe, Boy Harsher have released a new video for their song “LA (Rabit remix)” and a unique companion to said video: an Instagram face filter.

This video continues the story of Hunter, the character created and featured in the original video for LA, and adds another character as well, Harmony. “Hunter and Harmony are two sides of a coin, faces vs. face, field vs. ground,” says director Kathleen Dycaico when asked about the characters. “Harmony is heartbroken in their burning house, inner mirror to complete environmental collapse. Hunter evolved ruthless to protect Harmony, and to face the outside world. Running in despair. Heavy the weight of desire. I loved our world.”

Rabit’s remix is an uneasy yet captivating listen, created using only vocal stems. The result is a remix that feels like an almost alien counterpart to its original song, reflecting the duality of the characters featured in its video. Watch the video here and see (and hear) for yourself.

Dycaico worked alongside digital artist ÚNA BLUE to create an interesting counterpart to the video: a face filter based on Hunter. She describes the scorpions adorning Hunter’s face as “built to withstand harsh country, not vengeful unless bothered, symbol of betrayal, poisonous. Protective of the mouth, entryway to interiority and gatekeepers of what exits.” Give it a try here.

This remix is featured on Boy Harsher’s 12-track album “Careful Remixes, etc.”, and was also available on 7″ vinyl bundled with the now sold out deluxe editions of the “Come Closer” and “Tears” maxi 12″. The regular versions of both records and the digital version of the album are still available on Bandcamp.

The Careful tour continues throughout the rest of the year with plenty of dates all over Europe and the USA. The UK will see two shows in November, at Scala in London on the 12th and Brighton’s The Haunt the following day. The full list of shows and dates is available on Boy Harsher’s official website.

Live dates:
SEPTEMBER:
15  Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ∆
16  New Haven, CT – Space Ballroom ∆
17  Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ∆
18  New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ∆ *2nd SHOW ADDED*
19  Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ∆
20  Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ∆
21  Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ∆
22  Atlanta, GA – Termina West ∆
24  Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co ∆
25  Austin, TX – Mohawk ∆
26  Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ∆
28  Mexico City, MX – CMD_F
30  San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall ≈
OCTOBER:
02  Portland, OR – Doug Fir (Early AA  gig) ≈
02  Portland, OR – Doug Fir (Late 21+ gig) ≈
03  Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ≈
04  Spokane, WA – Luck You Lounge ≈
05  Boise, ID – Neurolux ≈
06  Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge ≈
07  Denver, CO – Marquis Theater ≈
09  Chicago, IL – Metro ≈
10  Madison, WI – The Crucible ≈
11  Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College ≈
12  Pittsburgh, PA – 3577 Studios ≈
13  Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground ≈
14  Montreal, QC – Phi Centre ≈
NOVEMBER:
02  Los Angeles, CA – Substance 2019
06  Frankfurt, DE – Zoom ∞
07  Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie ∞
08  Paris, FR – Trabendo ∞
09  Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires ∞
10  Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City
12  London, UK – Scala ∞
13  Brighton, UK – The Haunt ∞ 
14  Lille, FR – Le Grand Mix ∞
15  Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe ∞
16  Poitiers, FR – Le Confort Moderne ∞
17  Nantes, FR – Stereolux ∞
18  Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne ∞
20  Köln, DE – Luxor ¥
21  Hamburg, DE – Molotow ¥
22  Copenhagen, DK – Loppen ¥
23  Gothenburg, SE – Musikens Hus ¥
24  Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan ¥
26  Helsinki, FL – Kuudes Linja ¥
27  Tallin, EE – Sveta Baar ¥
28  Riga, LV –  Depo ¥
29  Vilnius, LT – Loftas ¥
30  Warsaw, PL – Niebo ¥
DECEMBER;
01  Prague, CZ – Fuchs2 ¥
02  Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus ¥ *2nd SHOW ADDED*
03  Berlin, DE – Festsaal ¥ *SOLD OUT*
04  Leipzig, DE – Conne Island ¥
05  Munich, DE – Ampere ¥
07  Istanbul, TR – Salon

∆ w/ OLIVIA NEUTRON JOHN

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