In the lead up to the release of Patrick Watson’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard, out April 30th on Domino, you can now watch the brand new video for album track, “Into Giants”. The all-singing, all-dancing clip was directed by longtime collaborator Brigitte Henry, who not only worked her magic on the video, but also took the photos for the album artwork and press and created the band’s live visuals. The video was shot by cinematographer Andre Turpin at the Ukranian Federation, a venue which Patrick has previously performed in, but probably minus the fancy footwork on display here.
Adventures in Your Own Backyard is an attempt by Patrick Watson and his band to make music a bit more close to home in every sense of the phrase. The new album, equally as ambitious and dynamic as previous albums, but permeated with a greater sense of patience and confidence, was recorded almost entirely in Watson’s apartment in Montreal after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise, and contribute to The Cinematic Orchestra’s Ma Fleur, co-writing and singing on a sizeable portion of the record.
Patrick and his band, Mishka Stein (bass), Simon Angell (guitar), Melanie Belair (violin), and Robbie Kuster (drums), are presently touring Europe after playing three sold-out hometown shows last week. They play select dates in the U.S. with Andrew Bird in May and will do a headlining tour of North America in June. Late June will see them playing a run of dates with Keane.
PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES:
04/24/12 - Paris, France @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
04/26/12 - Bourges, France @ Le Printemps de Bourges
04/30/12 – London, UK @ St. Stephen’s Church – SOLD OUT
05/01/12 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia