Woozy Release “Venom” Music Video, Announce New Tour Dates

Woozy released their full length debut Blistered last October and they’ve been out on the road pretty much ever since, and there’s no slowing down for the New Orleans trio in sight. The band’s emotional rollercoaster of punk, indie, slowcore, and subtle emo is a wild ride on record, and it’s even better live. The band are heading out on the road for another complete US tour starting March 13th in New Orleans before heading to SXSW and eventually ending back in Austin on April 24th (see dates below). In celebration of the impending “Addams Family Value Tour,” the band are sharing their new directed video for “Venom” via Stereogum.

Speaking about the video Woozy’s John St. Cyr offered:

“There are two sides to every story. With the video for “Venom” we wanted to explore a perspective that is untold within the song’s lyrics. The song itself condemns the kind of person who ‘poisons’ their community with negativity, lies and gossip. The video attempts to empathize with this person, exploring their emotional turmoil and internal conflict. PEARS frontman Zach Quinn is transformed from an everyday scenester into a basement-dwelling hobgoblin; the real-world representation of our album Blistered’s gremlin cover. He undergoes a visceral struggle before succumbing to his own literal venom and vitriol, his toxic hidden self made material in the form of maple flavored black goop.”

After a pair of EPs, singles, splits, and a compilation of the band’s earlier material, the New Orleans trio have captured the essence of Woozy on their full length, a cynical and brash look at culture and society paired with heartbreaking honesty and emotional depth. The trio, comprised of Kara Stafford (guitar/vocals), John St. Cyr (guitar/vocals) and Ian Paine-Jesam (drums/percussion), have evolved their sound on Blistered, pushing the trio’s experimental “rock music” into new territory. The band’s framework may be rooted in “sad pop,” but Woozy are able to blend contrasting ideas within a song, simultaneously remaining focused on intricate melodies and introspective lyricism while effectively expanding and circumventing common structures.

“The Addams Family Values” Tour Dates:
03/16 Austin, TX – Broken World Media/Funeral Sounds Showcase @ Eden Co-op
03/17 Austin, TX – Post-Trash Party @ Todd’s Mansion (2:30 PM)
03/17 Austin, TX – Sacred Alter/Ozona Records Showcase @ 21st St Co-Op (4:20 PM)
03/17 Austin, TX – Topshelf Records/Father/Daughter Records Showcase @ The Grackle (7:30 PM)
03/17 Austin, TX – Community Records Showcase @ Wonderland (11:15 PM)
03/18 Austin, TX – Stereogum/Exploding in Sound Records Showcase @ Hole in the Wall
03/20 El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers *
03/21 Albuquerque, NM *
03/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space *
03/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Macario’s Warehouse *
03/24 St. George, UT *
03/25 Salt Lake City, UT *
03/26 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
03/27 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
03/28 Reno, NV @ Holland Project *
03/29 Davis, CA @ Pierce House *
03/30 Sacramento, CA @ Colonial Cafe *
03/31 Redding, CA @ Sweet Spot *
04/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace *
04/02 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe *
04/04 Denver, CO @ Juice Church #
04/05 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge #
04/06 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox #
04/07 Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Cafe #
04/08 Champaign, IL @ Mike n’ Molly’s #
04/09 Chicago, IL @ Margaritaville #
04/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House #
04/12 Kalamazoo, MI @ Milhouse #
04/13 Athens, OH @ The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg #
04/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Broken World Fest Pre-Show @ Mr. Roboto Project #
04/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Zula, Fern Mayo, & Kississippi
04/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Goldilocks Gallery #
04/17 New Haven, CT @ House Show #
04/18 Boston, MA @ O’Briens #
04/19 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
04/20 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
04/22 Little Rock, AR
04/23 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Fest
04/24 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas

* w/ Alaska
# w/ Kississippi

Woozy - Addams Family Values Tour 2016

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