Chvrches debuted the video for their single “Clearest Blue” with MTV on Friday evening (watch now below). The video was directed by Warren Fu (Daft Punk, Haim, The Killers). The song itself had USA Today proclaiming “It’s those moments that lovers of electronic music, hell, any kind of music, are constantly looking for.” Stereogum reviewed the song saying”they write hooks that hit so hard they make the bottom of your stomach fall out…” and Spin called it “an emotional, exuberant and uplifting ride.”
“Clearest Blue” is on Chvrches’ sophomore album Every Open Eye, which was released in the Fall of last year. The album debuted on the charts as the #1 Alternative Album, #8 overall album on the Billboard 200, #7 Current Album, and the #1 Rock Album.
The band will be back in North America this Spring, continuing their massive world tour supporting the album. They tour kicks off on the ParAhoy! cruise hosted by their good friends Paramore in early March. They’ll then make appearances at Buku Music & Arts Project in New Orleans, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, and Firefly Music Festival, with a string of headlining dates in between. See all tour dates below.
You can watch the previously released official video for “Leave A Trace,” which has been viewed on YouTube over 6 million times, below.
Every Open Eye is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough debut album The Bones of What You Believe, which was released in autumn 2013 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. Late last year Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry returned to their own Alucard Studios – a converted flat on the southside of Glasgow where their stunning debut was conceived – and began developing ideas they had recorded in venues during their time on the road. The band found riffs, loops and melodies they wanted to develop or started from scratch on the synths, pads and machines they had been gathering in their basement to create the instrumentals of the songs. Vocal melodies were developed as the songs took shape with the lyrics added last, developed from words and sentences from notebooks Mayberry had kept on tour.
Chvrches Tour Dates:
3/5-9 – The High Seas – ParAhoy! Cruise
3/11 – New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music & Art Project
3/13 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *SOLD OUT*
3/14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *SOLD OUT*
4/13 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *SOLD OUT*
4/14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *SOLD OUT*
4/16 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *SOLD OUT*
4/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *SOLD OUT*
4/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
4/23 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/24 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
4/27 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater *SOLD OUT*
4/28 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
4/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/30 – Frisco, TX – Toyota Stadium (KDGE Edgiest)
6/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
6/4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
6/5 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
6/9-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
7/22-23 – Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music & Arts Festival
7/24 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party