Today Dilly Dally have debuted the video for their second single, “Purple Rage”. Their debut album, Sore, will be out October 9, 2015 on Partisan Records.
Directed by Adam Christopher Seward, the video follows Monks’ purple slime monster as she emerges from the swamp and roams the streets of Toronto. Like The Thing or Deadpool before her, citizens are baffled and disgusted at the mutant in front them (see if you can catch bassist Jimmy Tony’s cameo).
Monks described the shoot thusly: “This video was a pretty excruciating process, but also an interesting experience.
Rage is a very surreal, and grotesque emotion, so for the video we wanted my character to embody that. The costume was miserable to wear. It felt heavy, cold, and wet. Whizzing was a nightmare and I was attracting a lot of bugs once we got to the swamp.
What I was amazed with was the huge amount of people who kept trying to interrupt what we were trying to do. I stopped being another human being walking around downtown Toronto, I became an invitation for mean comments, dirty looks, terrible jokes, horrible screams, the list goes on. This video captures some of those moments, and tells a story about a gross monster who just doesn’t fit in.
Expressing anger can be a very alienating process. You are essentially trying to repel the people around you, usually because you are feeling wounded and vulnerable.”
The forthcoming Sore is a dynamic album that rarely lets up; it is both heavy and melodic, with pop sensibilities that shine through the noise. After years of rotating members (founding member & guitarist Liz Ball and Monks have traded out three drummers and bassists), they have settled with Benjamin Reinhartz on drums and Jimmy Tony on bass. Dilly Dally plays like one person, a unit that works to infect the audience. Their debut is strong, due in part to production from Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) and Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Dusted). Monks calls Sore “All that and a bag of weed.”
“Sore is an album about rebirth,” she says, “hence its disgusting guitar tones and constant moaning. What can I say, happiness is a struggle, but the last thing I’d ever want you or anyone else to do is give up that fight.”
With that out the way, Dilly Dally are ready to embark on their first headline tour this fall. The band will play CMJ Music Marathon in New York before hitting the road to play both east coast and west coast dates. A full list is below.
Dilly Dally – Sore
October 9, 2015
Partisan Records / Buzz Records
02. Ballin Chain
03. Snake Head
04. The Touch
05. Next Gold
06. Purple Rage
07. Get To You
08. Witch Man
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned By The Cold
10/14-17/15 – New York, NY – CMJ Music Marathon
10/14/15 – New York, NY – Santos Party House (NME + PopGun + House Arrest CMJ Party)
10/21/15 – Chicago, IL – Promontory
10/23/15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
10/24/15 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
10/25/15 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
10/27/15 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/28/15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/29/15 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/02/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11/03/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
11/04/15 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
11/06/15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
11/07/15 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
11/08/15 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
11/09/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
11/11/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
11/12/15 – Washington, DC – DC9
11/13/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/14/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11/16/15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/17/15 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/18/15 – Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto
11/27/15 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern