Friday, January 13, 2017

New Video from Allison Crutchfield

"I Don't Ever Wanna Leave California"

We've had a couple of unseasonably warm days here in Jersey, but we all know that winter is coming back. As we get into the thick of it here, I know that my thoughts are going to turn to warmer weather and to wishing that I lived someplace like Southern California.

On the latest single from her upcoming Tourist in This Town, Allison Crutchfield talks about that feeling of wanting to leave the blustery East Coast for warmer climes. It's not really that, though. The song is about moving on and leaving someone behind who refuses to change. "Darlin' you're too Mid-Atlantic." (Note: CoolMom and I spent 5 wonderful years living in Seattle during which I never stopped complaining about not being able to get a good bagel. So this line stings a bit, which makes it great.) The simple guitar and analog synths make for an earworm of a bittersweet pop song.

The video, co-directed by Crutchfield and Catherine Elicson, finds a bundled up Crutchfield sitting in front of a faux pacific ocean while singing of her escape.

Tourist in This Town is due from Merge on January 27th. Allison Crutchfield and her band, The Fizz, play Jersey City's Monty Hall on February 6th with Radiator Hospital and Pinkwash. That same bill is at Brooklyn's Sunnyvale on February 9th.

Check out the video for "I Don't Ever Wanna Leave California" along with the rest of the tour dates below and have yourself a great (hopefully) long weekend.

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz on tour:

Feb 02 Washington, DC – Black Cat *
Feb 03 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room *
Feb 04 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
Feb 06 Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall *
Feb 07 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
Feb 09 Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale *
Feb 10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
Mar 02 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ^
Mar 03 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony ^
Mar 04 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight ^
Mar 06 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
Mar 07 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic ^
Mar 08 Tampa, FL – New World Brewery ^
Mar 09 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub ^
Mar 10 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover ^
Mar 11 Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge ^
Mar 14 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa ^
Mar 20 Phoenix, AZ – The Underground ^
Mar 22 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
Mar 23 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop ^
Mar 25 Arcata, CA – All Ages Arcata Project ^
Mar 26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^
Mar 27 Seattle, WA – Vera Project ^
Mar 31 Chicago, IL – Schubas ^
Apr 01 Columbus, OH – Spacebar ^
Apr 02 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern ^
Apr 03 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^
Apr 04 Detroit, MI – Marble Bar ^
Apr 05 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar ^
Apr 06 Montreal, QC – La Vitrola ^
Apr 07 Burlington, VT – The Monkey House ^
Apr 08 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace ^
* w/ Radiator Hospital & Pinkwash
^ w/ Vagabon

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