PWR BTTM’s Emphatically Hilarious Yet Poignant New Video for “Answer My Text” Out Today

PWR BTTM has unveiled the music video for “Answer My Text” from forthcoming LP ‘Pageant’ (May 12, Polyvinyl). Directed by H.S. Naji (who also directed “West Texas” off of ‘Ugly Cherries’), the video sees Liv Bruce bring to life the colorful lyrics of “Answer My Text” as the rage, sadness, and anxiety of a text message relationship takes over with escalating internal and external drama. Bruce, constantly clad in or surrounded by millennial pink, moves from a stylized teen bedroom to more absurd scenarios. Bruce and band mate Ben Hopkins vibrantly bring the internal strife of modern relationships to these vignettes in trademark PWR BTTM fashion.

PWR BTTM’s new record ‘Pageant’ is out May 12 on Polyvinyl. It’s been met with early praise from Billboard, The FADER, Rolling Stone and NPR Music, who called first single “Big Beautiful Day” “louder, more glamorous and deeply personal.”

PWR BTTM also performed at this year’s NPR Music showcase at SXSW 2017 filled with “swagger” and “infectious joy”:

They are on tour in the US and Europe this spring and summer with their remarkable live show which The New York Times dubbed “part theater, park punk, entirely captivating” in a rare live review.

Ben Hopkins identifies as queer and uses they/them/their pronouns. Liv Bruce identifies as queer, non-binary, and transfeminine and uses they/them/their pronouns.

PWR BTTM 2017 Tour Itinerary:

Mon, Apr 10 – Dublin, Ireland – The Workman’s Club*
Tue, Apr 11 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute*
Wed, Apr 12 – Sheffield, UK – The Harley Hotel & Bar*
Thu, Apr 13 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds*
Sat, Apr 15 – Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts*
Sun, Apr 16 – Bristol, UK – Exchange*
Mon, Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt*
Tue, Apr 18 – London, UK – The Garage*
Thu, Apr 20 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Fri, Apr 21 – Bourges, FR – Printemps de Bourges
Sat, Apr 22 – Paris, FR – La Gaite Lyrique*
Mon, Apr 24 – Lille, FR – L’aeronef*
Tue, Apr 25 – Rouen, FR – 106*
Thu, May 25 – Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto^
Fri, May 26 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground^

Sat, May 27 – Howell, MI – Bled Fest^
Tue, May 30 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^ SOLD OUT
Wed, May 31 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^ SOLD OUT
Thu, Jun 01 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club^
Fri, Jun 02 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room^
Sat, Jun 03 – Wichita, KS – Wichita River Festival
Mon, Jun 05 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada^
Tue, Jun 06 – Austin, TX – Barracuda^
Wed, Jun 07 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall^
Thu, Jun 08 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa^
Fri, Jun 09 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury^
Sat, Jun 10 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth^
Mon, Jun 12 – Atlanta, GA – Hell @ The Masquerade^
Tue, Jun 13 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge^
Thu, Jun 15 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook^
Fri, Jun 16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Sat, Jun 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Mon, Jun 19 – Allston, MA – Paradise Rock Club^ SOLD OUT
Tue, Jun 20 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre^
Wed, Jun 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall+
Fri, Jul 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo~
Sat, Jul 08 – Columbus, OH – The Basement~

Sun, Jul 09 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway~
Wed, Jul 12 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole~
Sat, Jul 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom~
Sun, Jul 16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall~
Tue, Jul 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre~
Wed, Jul 19 – Seattle, WA – Neumos~
Fri, Jul 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret~
Sat, Jul 22 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett~
Sun, Jul 23 – Missoula, MT – Zootown Arts Community Center~
Tue, Jul 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court%
Thu, Jul 27 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater%
Sun, Jul 30 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s%

(*Orchards in support)
(^Tancred and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya in support)
(+Tancred and Fits in support)
(~iji and T-Rextasy in support)
(%Ratboys and T-Rextasy in support)

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