PWR BTTM, the guitar-and-drum punk rockers from New York, are on a cross-country tour that will bring them to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on November 9 with fellow Bard classmate Bellows.

Their second full-length album is slated to come out in 2017, but that isn’t stopping PWR BTTM from hitting the road hard. In anticipation of the upcoming album, the duo has released a new music video for the song “I Wanna Boi.”

“If I had to elevator-pitch my concept for this video, it would go something like ‘Miss Havisham and Dr. Frank-N-Furter act out that visual gag from Arrested Development where there’s nothing in the cabinets. If I had to explain it any more coherently than that, I’d say this video is about expectations — about being lonely in bed as a teenager and making little stage plays behind your eyelids of what love is going to be like, then being sentenced to live in that state of half-imagined wanting,” explains Anneliese Cooper, the director of the music video. “That’s what I’ve always identified with in ‘I Wanna Boi’: an attempt to get out in front of your big, directionless longing with wit and excellent lipstick.”

Check it out below:

Bellows is an orchestrated and bellowing project of delicate and harmony-laden grandeur. The bedroom recording project of songwriter and producer Oliver Kalb, the tunes are evocative of Ben Folds‘ quirky punctuation of sound. Started in late 2010 in a dorm room at Bard College, Bellows has since blossomed from solo recording experiment into a large-scale rock band, employing the help of The Epoch collective to bring Kalb’s intimate home recordings to life on stage.

Bellows’ third full length album, Fist & Palm, marks a drastic change in Kalb’s sound. Mixed by Jack Greenleaf (Eskimeaux, Sharpless), the record experiments with aggressive sequenced drums and electronic sounds, taking its influence as much from contemporary pop as it does from early 2000’s Pacific Northwest lo-fi. It’s been out for two weeks. Check it out below.

PWR BTTM, Bellows, Lisa Prank
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Rickshaw Stop
8pm, $12

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