The Ruby Suns Let Yetis Duke It Out With Axes in Technicolor 'Kingfisher Call Me' Video

The first synth-lined single off fourth album 'Christopher'

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Harley Brown

It’s been a little while since the effervescent indie pop of The Ruby Suns last shone down on us, but the New Zealand outfit is back with a new album, their first full-length since 2010’s Fight Softly. Due January 29 via Sub Pop, Christopher is a "high-fi, meta-disco, headphonic roller-skating jam for lovers" that reflects main man Ryan McPhun’s California upbringing, according to the label. If the lush, synth-lined first single "Kingfisher Call Me" is any indication, that loaded description isn’t too far off the mark. Directed by Scandinavian photographer and filmmaker duo Frode & Marcus (Lykke Li, El Perro del Mar), the video for "Kingfisher Call Me" matches axe-wielding Yeti huntsmen with the song's organ freakout, while slow-building synths soundtrack peaceful landscape images. And then there’s that Donnie Darko-esque talking dog puppet, but we’ll let you make of that what you will.

The Ruby Suns will hit the road in support of Christopher starting in February. Find the full schedule below.

The Ruby Suns tour dates:

January 25 - Oslo, NO @ Revolver
January 26 - Bergen, NO @ Østre
January 29 - London, UK @ Sebright Arms
January 30 - Brussels, BE @ Beurskafee
January 31 - Paris, FR @ L'Espace B
February 1 - Trondheim, NO @ Samfundet @ Klubben
February 2 - Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso
February 3 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain / Kantine
February 4 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
February 5 - Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
February 6 - Lausanne, CH @ La Romandie
February 7 - Luzern, CH @ Treibhaus (New Found Tapes Festival)
February 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite Club
February 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
February 15 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
February 16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
February 17 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
February 19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
February 20 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
February 21- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
February 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
February 23 - Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge
February 24 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
February 26 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
February 27 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
February 28 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 01 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
March 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
March 05 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
March 06 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
March 10 - Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
March 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
March 13 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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