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Wild Beasts share video for “A Simple Beautiful Truth”, new tour dates

on April 08, 2014, 1:15pm

UK indie-pop collective Wild Beasts have unveiled the video for “A Simple Beautiful Truth”, the latest single off their new album Present Tense. Directed by Klaus Thymann, the clip features the band wearing an assortment of clothes (either from the Goodwill or the set of The Running Man) as they dance atop a mountain and boogie down in a parking lot. So, just who inspired them to don neon jumpsuits and embrace their inner Fred Astaire? Why none other that Mr. David Byrne.

“We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain,” the band said in a statement. “We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.”

Check out their sweet, sweet dance moves when you watch below:

In continued support of Present Tense, the band has announced new international tour dates. Consult their full schedule below.

Wild Beasts 2014 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Munich, DE @ Strom
04/10 – Milan, IT @ Teatro Franco Parenti (Elita Festival)
04/11 – Lyon, FR @ Marche-Gare
04/12 – Zurich, CH @ Plaza Club
04/13 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
04/15 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
04/16 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
05/08 – Belfast, IE @ Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
05/09 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape at The Dome
05/29 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi
06/06 – Athens, GR @ Plissken
06/13 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
06/15 – Aarhus, DK @ Northside
06/21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/28 – Kiev, UR @ Park Live
06/29 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live
07/04 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
07/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
07/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
07/15 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre *
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
08/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukklepop
08/16 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget
08/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville
08/31 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road
09/06 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/09 – Rovinj, CR @ Unknown Festival

* = w/ Mutual Benefit

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