Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Olden Yolk - "Distant Episode"

Photo by John Andrews
For the second single off their upcoming album, Olden Yolk went a completely different direction from "Cotton & Cane." While that song was a cheery version of psychedelia, "Distant Episode" is cold and distant. The track sung by Caity Shaffer is almost painfully sparse and definitely not a pop song. It's a non-traditional choice for a single, but still a captivating song. Olden Yolk says about the single:

“‘Distant Episode’ is about rituals of escape, the ties between women, and summoning courage. The title references a Paul Bowles story of the same name, about a linguistics professor whose tongue gets cut out. The video was inspired by a certain time of night, when you can walk down some street and see TV screens flickering on the inner walls of houses.”

You can watch the video for "Distant Episode" below. Living Theatre, the new album from Olden Yolk, will be out May 17 on Trouble in Mind. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Olden Yolk, check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the video.

Thu. April 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room w/ Chris Cohen
Thu. May 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Record release show)
Fri. May 17 – Boston, MA @ Lilypad
Sat. May 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Jerry’s On Front
Sun. May 19 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Tue. May 21 – Athens, GA @ Go Bar
Wed. May 22 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
Thu. May 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
Sat. May 25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mon. May 27 – Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk
Tue. May 28 – Nashville, TN @ Grimey’s 12PM In-store
Tue. May 28 – Louisville, KY @ Odeon
Wed. May 29 – Detroit, MI @ Outer Limits Lounge
Thu. May 30 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout
Wed. May 31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ House Show
Fri. June 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Fri. June 7 – Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Festival
Wed. June 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (LA record release show)
Thu. June 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room
Fri. June 21 – Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn w/ Adam Torres
Sun. June 23 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Oct. 12 – Portsmouth, UK @ The Festing
Sat. Oct. 13 – Exeter, UK @ The Cavern
Mon. Oct. 14 – Brighton, UK @ Komedie Studio
Tue. Oct. 15 – London, UK @ Lexington
Wed. Oct. 16 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Thu. Oct. 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Hair & Hounds 2
Fri. Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Sat. Oct. 19 – Oxford, UK @ Ritual Union Festival

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