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Seoul Spark Youthful Abandon in ‘Real June’ Video

And announce a massive North American tour

The icy Montreal indie-poppers in Seoul have a unique ability at conjuring a youthful nostalgia out of delicate synth sweeps and hushed vocals, so it’s appropriate that their video for ‘Real June” (from last June’s I Become a Shade) evokes those teenage salad days. In the clip, stars Charlotte Loseth (who makes similarly moving ambient music as Sea Oleena) and Alex White do what kids do: ride bikes, throw Big Gulps at concrete walls, and, uh, drink a lot of Powerade. So some of it isn’t entirely legible, but director Julian Flavin — who also plays in Seoul — has the spirit right. Watch it here alongside a slate of upcoming tour dates.

Seoul tour dates:

September 9 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill
September 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
September 11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury
September 12 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
September 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
September 18 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
September 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
September 21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
September 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill ^
September 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge ^
September 29 – Dallas, TX @ DADA ^
September 30 – Austin, TX @ North Door ^
October 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn ^
October 4 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
October 5 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
October 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit ^
October 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary ^
October 9 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
October 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
October 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^
October 13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^
October 16 – Windsor, ON @ Grand Ball Room @ Water’s Edge *
October 17 – Hamilton, ON @ Dundas Montessori *
October 18 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight *
October 19 – London, ON @ Music Hall *
October 23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion *
October 24 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion *
October 25 – St. John’s, NL @ Mighty Pop * SOLD OUT
October 26 – St. John’s, NL @ Mighty Pop *
October 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle #
October 29 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
October 30 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall ^

^ With Young Ejecta
* With STARS
# With Rich Aucoin

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