Today Toronto’s Casper Skulls are premiering “Nighthawks” to announce their upcoming SXSW dates and spring tour. Recorded at the same time as the band’s first single for Buzz Records “Mink Coats”, which was released when they signed to the label in the spring of 2016, “Nighthawks” sees Casper Skulls reaching their heaviest, with the band building to a furious crescendo under the call and response vocals of Neil Bednis and Melanie St-Pierre in what Bednis describes as an ode to dissatisfaction.
“‘Nighthawks’ was one of the first songs we worked on as a band,” Bednis said. “We recorded it a year-and-a-half ago at the same time we recorded the song ‘Mink Coats’ with Taylor Barrow. It’s about a period I went through feeling stuck in a pattern of “nightlife” monotony. At the time I felt so unfulfilled and I wanted things to change for myself, but what I’ve come to realize is that no matter where I run that feeling of boredom doesn’t go away unless I keep moving forward and keep growing.”
The single arrives on the heels of the band’s first EP, Lips & Skull, which was produced by Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Dilly Dally) and Shehzaad Jiwani of Greys, and released on Buzz in October of 2016. The band are currently working on their debut LP which is expected to be released on Buzz Records in the fall, and preparing for their spring tour the full details of which can be found below. You can read our interview from last year with Casper Skulls here.
CASPER SKULLS TOUR DATES:
03/14 Dallas, TX – Foreplay Fest @ The Crown and Harp
03/15 Austin, TX – SXSW @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ Meat Wave | 11:00 PM
03/17 Austin, TX – Post Trash BBQ @ Todd’s Mansion w/ Ian Sweet, Stove
03/17 Austin, TX – SXSW @ Swan Dive | 3:00 PM
03/24 Oakville, ON – Lourice’s w/ Chastity
04/06 Guelph, ON – Kazoo Fest
04/07 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/08 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
04/13 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
04/14 Brooklyn, NY – The Glove w/ Patio
04/22 Toronto, ON – CMW @ Lee’s Palace w/ Weaves