DAN MANGAN announces European festival shows & shares video for 'Forgetery'

The Office (US)'s Rainn Wilson stars in a heart-breaking video for track from 2015's highly praised album 'Club Meds'.



Today Dan Mangan announces a string of summer European festival shows with a heart-breaking, beautiful new video for ‘Forgetery’, starring Rainn Wilson from The Office (US).
‘Forgetery’ is taken from last year’s highly praised Dan Mangan + Blacksmith album ‘Club Meds’, released in January 2015 via City Slang. Dan comments: "My great aunt Margie used to say, “My memory is shot, but my forgetery is very sharp.””

Andrew Huculiak, who directed the clip, explains his vision for it: "The metaphors and meanings are all but obscured behind a video that most viewers would experience as “a montage of life”. The vignettes stand on their own as visual cues to the theme of simplicity/innocence vs complexity/consumption. This very idea directly relates to Forgetery’s lyrics. A grand moment — an epiphany — in hiding. We are beckoning the viewer to “zoom out” on simple snapshots. This montage gives the the viewer an opportunity to see the bigger picture if she/he chooses to partake. It is an experience that gives what is put in.”
Watch the video for ‘Forgetery’: https://youtu.be/lT3jcJ33qx4
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Dan Mangan will play the following European shows:
21 AT Feldkirch - Poolbar Festival
22 AT Sittersdorf - Acoustic Lakeside
23 UK Sheffield - Tramlines Festival
24 UK North Yorkshire - Deer Shed Festival

29 DE Reutlingen - Burning Eagle Festival
30 DE Dortmund - Juicy Beats
In his home-country of Canada, Dan Mangan has grown up in the public eye since garnering attention with his 2009 record ‘Nice, Nice, Very Nice’. Produced by Colin Stewart and Dan Mangan, ‘Club Meds’ saw him step from the singer-songwriter bracket, into the Technicolor splendour of a full band with poise, self-confidence and a new found depth & complexity.
Blacksmith is Kenton Loewen (drums), Gordon Grdina (guitar), John Walsh (bass) and often JP Carter (trumpet), Jesse Zubot (violin) and Tyson Naylor (keys). They bring an unmistakable character to ‘Club Meds’; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band's performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.
‘Club Meds’ press quotes:
Once you turn on and tune in to these meds, it’s pretty hard to drop out.” - **** The Guardian
“Wonderfully off-kilter” - **** The Observer
"Mangan emerges a songwriter re-energised, unashamedly impassioned and literate, a man unmistakably eager to make a lasting mark.” - 8/10, DiS
“Beautiful and intriguing at the same time” - 7.5/10, The 405
"It’s a confident stride in the right direction, at ease in its cosy darkness.” - The Skinny
“An unexpected gem” - ***** Guitarist Magazine
“A bold move from a rapidly developing talent” - **** Q Magazine
“Very impressive stuff.” - 8/10, UncutFor more information please contact kate@stereosanctity.co.uk / t. +44 7812 607 230.

March 29, 2016 7:28am ET by Stereo Sanctity   Comments (0)

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