Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Sorry All Over the Place, which was produced by Spoon's Jim Eno, the band will hit the road for another leg of its national tour, joining Quiet Company on a run of winter dates, returning to Austin for SXSW and making their first trip to Toronto for CMW.
Watch "Scorched Earth Brouhaha" below:
As part two of what will become a four-part series, "Scorched Earth Brouhaha" plays with a Quentin Tarantino chronology and allows viewers to follow the band's hi-jinks across its home base of Chicago. Directed by Mark Bachara, the video features a few recurring ski-masked burglars and a snippet of a raucous Kickback live show, both of which appeared in the group's visual for lead single "Sting's Teacher Years," which debuted via Baeble Music last month.
The Kickback is influenced by a broad array of irreverent, cerebral, and sometimes outlandish, cultural references and been praised by Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Nerdist , Huffington Post, The Wild Honey Pie, Death + Taxes and more, including Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs), who sang the band's praises on Twitter over the summer. They cite Hunter S. Thompson, post-post-modernism, an inflated sense of self-importance, large families, David Foster Wallace, The Wire, big sounds and then quiet sounds, David Lynch, harmonies, Michael Keaton, and entitlement, as their conceptual inspirations.
See below for the band's winter tour schedule and stay tuned for more show announcements.
Listen / Buy Sorry All Over the Place:
From The Kickback Shop
The Kickback Tour Dates:
Jan 15 - Dallas, TX - 3 Links *
Jan 16 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *
Jan 19 - Hollywood, CA - School Night! at Bardot
Jan 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite *
Jan 21 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
Jan 23 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah *
Jan 26 - Seattle, WA - The Funhouse *
Jan 29 - Denver, CO - Goosetown *
Jan 30 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge
Feb 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Feb 25 - Washington, DC - DC9
Feb 26 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric
Feb 28 - Boston, MA - O’Brien’s
Mar 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 18 - Austin, TX - SxSW
Mar 19 - Austin, TX - SXSW
May 05 - Toronto, ONT - Canadian Music Week
May 06 - Toronto, ONT - Canadian Music Week
* w/ Quiet Company