Literature – “Kites” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Literature’s new Chorus (which you can stream here) is a record that really earns the adjective “kaleidoscopic.” Their music is lovingly indebted to ’60s pop, while being in tune with the jangling textures of ’80s bands mining that same sound, but it’s also a record that sounds right at home with indie rock in the 2010s. Together it makes for a colorful mashup of reflective styles. The band’s new video for “Kites” essentially looks the way their music sounds, which is a compliment. Watch it below and look for them on tour.

09/05 Bethlehem, PA @ Nancy Run Fire Company w/Slow Warm Death
09/06 Baltimore, MD @ Holy Underground w/Expert Alterations
09/07 Washington DC @ George Washington University
09/08 Marietta, OH @ Project Active Media
09/09 Cleveland, OH @ Dag House w/Heart Attack Man, Sunmouth, Two Hand Fools
09/10 Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
09/11 Nashville, TN @ Betty’s
09/12 Athens, GA @ Hi Lo Lounge w/Gold-Bears & Deep State
09/13 Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter w/Gold-Bears
09/14 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor (early show)
09/15 Philadelphia, PA @ RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ Underground Arts w/The Drums & Beverly
09/16 New Brunswick, NJ @ Paradise Lost
09/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio w/Expert Alterations, Gingerlys, Kissing Is A Crime
09/18 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/Grand Resort, Crazy Pills, Big Quiet
09/20 NYC, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/The Drums & Beverly
09/21 Albany, NY @ Low Beat w/Neighborhood of Make Believe, Drgn King
09/22 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog w/Cheap Clone
09/24 Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligan’s Pub
09/25 Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
09/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ROM, Soul Low, Lost Spirit
09/28 Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery w/Nathan Ma & The Rosettes
09/30 Boise, ID @ The Crux
10/01 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/Sebadoh
10/02 Portland, OR @ Foggy Notion
10/03 Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room w/Soft Science
10/04 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
10/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ The Shivas
10/06 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout

Chorus is out now via Slumberland.

Tags: Literature