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GUM Releases Video for new single, “The Blue Marble”

GUM, the moniker of Tame Impala/Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson returns today with a new single and video ‘The Blue Marble.’ The claymation visuals mark the next release from the forthcoming record The Underdog out April 6th via Spinning Top. Watch here

‘The Blue Marble’  follows double single release ‘The Underdog’ and ‘S.I.A.’ Directed by Alex McLaren (ORB, School Damage and The Murlocs), with assistance from friend and frequent collaborator Sean McAnulty, the clip was created over the course of two months. Crafting scenery and characters out of play-dough, the result sees the viewer transported to numerous claymation cosmic dimensions.

Described as “an endlessly flexible musical polymath,” Watson’s ability to traverse multiple genres is evident in his latest sonic offerings. Mixed and recorded himself, GUM describes his fourth LP as “The soundtrack to a day in the life of GUM. Starting before going out at night, full of spirit and euphoria and feeling like it’s me against the world, before crashing and waking up riddled with anxiety and panic, only to build myself up to do it all again.”

With a series of sold-out headline shows in 2017 and appearance on the line-up for Gizzfest, GUM is no stranger to packed venues. Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco and Mini Mansions, the multi-instrumentalist is set to support Angel Olsen on her solo tour this March in Australia. GUM will play three dates in the U.S. in April at The Independent in San Francisco, in Los Angeles at the Masonic Lodge, and Baby’s All Right in New York. The new LP follows GUM’s 2014 debut Delorean Highway, 2015’s Glamorous Damage, and 2016’s Flash In The Pan. In 2018, The Underdog is set to entice a new legion of GUM fanatics and firmly establish Watson’s distinctive sound.

GUM TOUR DATES (North American dates in bold)

Saturday, March 31 – Perth, WA – The Bird

Friday, April 6 – Melbourne, VIC – Yah Yah’s

Saturday, April 7 – Bambra, VIC – The Meadow

Wednesday, April 11 – Sydney, NSW – Oxford Art Factory

Thursday, April 12 – Brisbane, QLD – The Brightside

Wednesday, April 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge*

Thursday, April 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*

Monday, April 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*

Tuesday, April 24 – London, UK – Oslo Hackney

Wednesday, April 25 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg

Thursday, April 26 – Paris, FR – Supersonic

*Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 7th

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