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Wild Cub Infiltrate a Cult for Cinematic ‘Blacktide’ Video

Latest single from '80s-pop disciples out on Big Light Recording

Last month, Wild Cub dropped “Blacktide,” a yearning electro single that bears more than a little resemblance to New Order’s danceable melancholy (via Seattle radio station KEXP). Now, the Nashville five-piece — originally founded in 2012 by singer-guitarist Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock — have shared an official video for the track. The clip follows a young woman as she slowly gets sucked into an off-the-grid cult, and all the prerequisites are there: She takes part in group meditation sessions, skinny dipping, too-intimate kiss-hellos, and, of course, sipping a suspicious drink in front of the organization’s patriarch. 

“For the ‘Blacktide’ video, I wanted to really give director Drew Bourdet free rein,” DeWitt says. “So much of what we had done with [2012 debut album] Youth explored a more innocent or small scale emotion, so when he brought this larger and darker concept, we were excited to have him really strike at something different.” 

Watch the video above, and find tour dates (including a gig at New York’s Bowery Ballroom this Friday) below. 

Wild Cub tour dates: 

August 6 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern 
August 7 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange 
August 9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 
August 10 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott 
August 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy Philly 
August 13 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 
August 14 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade 
August 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl 
August 16 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria 
August 17 – Nashville, TN @ the East Room
September 7 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest 
September 26-8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
October 4-6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival