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Silver Mt. Zion’s sixth LP Kollaps Tradixionales is out today, and the band celebrated by releasing this semi-live video for “I Built Myself A Metal Bird.” After some careful scene-setting, Mt. Zion play the song in front of a very small, very serious audience (everyone has their brows furrowed). The seriousness is appropriate enough for this song — with fewer members in the mix, SMZ’s players work twice as hard to create the track’s feverish crescendos. Even the breakdowns remain tense here. Doing a live version for the video also makes sense, since “Metal Bird”’s been a live favorite for a couple years now (its other half, “I Fed My Metal Bird the Wings of Other Metal Birds” follows this song on the album). This video was directed by fellow Montrealer Seth W. Owen in their hometown.

Here it is sans imagery:

Kollaps Tradixionales is out now on Constellation.

On the road:
03/16 – Bristol, England @ The Fleece
03/17 – Birmingham, England @ Asylum
03/18 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Button Factory
03/19 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Arts School
03/21 – Manchester, England @ Academy 3
03/22 – Leeds, England @ TJ’s Woodhouse Club
03/23 – London, England @ Electric Ballroom
03/24 – Nottingham, England @ Rescue Rooms
03/25 – Sheffield, England @ Corporation
03/26 – Oxford, England @ The Regal
03/27 – Brighton, England @ St. George’s Church
03/30 – Rennes, France @ Ubu
03/31 – Paris, France @ Alhambra
04/01 – Reims, France @ Cartonnerie
04/02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
04/03 – Zottegem, Belgium (Dunkfestival)
04/04 – Munich, German @ Feierwerk
04/06 – Padova, Italy @ Unwound
04/07 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisti
04/08 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotive
04/09 – Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211
04/10 – Arezzo, Italy @ Karemaski
04/11 – Varese, Italy @ Twiggy
04/13 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
04/14 – Marseille, France @ Espace Julien
04/15 – Nice, France @ Theatre Lino Ventura
04/16 – Montpelier, France @ La Taf
94/17 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Impetus Festival
04/18 – Luzern, Switzerland @ Schurr
04/20 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
04/21 – Lyon, France @ Grnd Zero
04/22 – Paris, France @ Alhambra
04/23 – Lille, France @ Le Splendid
04/24 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
04/25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/13 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Wiiliamsburg
05/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
05/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
05/19 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
05/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/21 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/24 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/25 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
05/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/27 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
05/28 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
05/29 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05/31 – Ottawa, ON @ Mayfair Theatre

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