NEWS: Choir Boy share tongue-in-cheek video for new single 'Complainer'

NEWS: Choir Boy share tongue-in-cheek video for new single ‘Complainer’

One of our tips for 2020, Choir Boy return with the video for new single ‘Complainer’ lifted from their forthcoming new album, Gathering Swans for release on May 8 via Dais Records.

A self-effacing track about those moments where you catch yourself being a bit of a moaner and have to check your privilege. Surfing a electro pop wave somewhere between Perfume Genius, Future Islands and Talk Talk. Watch the tongue-in-cheek video below.

Klopp explains “While many of our earlier songs serve as flowery lamentations of loss and grief, ‘Complainer’ snarkily examines the self-absorption of sadness. The opening line ‘Oh my life’ was something I privately uttered while stewing over daily anxieties. It became comical to me that I would express my self-pity like that, in earnest, when my struggles seemed so relatively tame. The song continues,” It’s a phrase so funny when it’s spoken so sincere. But it’s not that bad, I’ve never really had it worse. I’m just a complainer.” ‘Complainer’ multi-tasks as a pop song and a reminder to keep my privilege in check.”

“Choir Boy”, initially intended as an insult, was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Klopp in his early teens when he fronted bands in Cleveland, Ohio. The label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. After high school, Adam left Ohio for college in Utah. While his career as a student would prove short-lived, he integrated into Provo and Salt Lake City’s underground music and art scenes, left religion behind and called his new band Choir Boy.
After extensive touring with acts like Snail Mail, Cold Cave, Ceremony, Black Marble, The Faint and more, Choir Boy set out on a spring tour with Surf Curse in support of ‘Gathering Swans’. For a full list of dates see below.

‘Gathering Swans’ track list:
1. It’s Over
2. Toxic Eye
3. Complainer (YouTube)
4. Nites Like This (YouTube)
5. St. Angela Merici
6. Sweet Candy
7. Shatter
8. Eat The Frog
9. Happy to be Bad
10. Gathering Swans
Choir Boy live dates:
Apr 21: St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room # (Tickets)
Apr 22: Little Rock, AR – Vinos # (Tickets)
Apr 23: Dallas, TX – Trees # (Tickets)
Apr 24: Austin, TX – Mohawk # (Tickets)
Apr 25: McAllen, TX – Semilla (Tickets)
Apr 26: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger # (Tickets)
Apr 28: Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe # (Tickets)
Apr 30: Richmond, VA – The Camel (Tickets)
May 01: Washington, DC – Black Cat # (Tickets)
May 02: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw # (Tickets)
May 03: New Haven, CT – State House (Tickets)
05/05: Toronto, ON – Mod Club # (Tickets)
May 06: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop # (Tickets)
May 07: Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig # (Tickets)
May 09: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall # (Tickets)
May 10: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (Tickets)
# w/ Surf Curse

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