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

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    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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