Chastity (aka Brandon Williams) is excited to announce North America tour dates supporting Barcelona’s post-punk darlings, MOURN. The tour begins on July 18 inBrooklyn at Baby’s All Right before making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and many more cities before culminating in a performance at Toronto’s Great Wavelength Festival on August 18. Full list of dates below.
To celebrate the announcement, Williams is sharing an official live video of his song “Chains“. Chastity will be releasing the upcoming debut album, Death Lust, on Friday, July 13th via Captured Tracks.
Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity’s songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific sound or medium, Chastity stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery. It is an artifact of youth culture constantly working to form community, bridging isolation with collectivity.
Visuals play a meaningful role in this world with Williams using his penchant for crafting consistently sharp, challenging imagery to personalize the narratives running throughout all of Chastity’s work – most discernibly, a call for the disruption of harmful status quo.
It was clear from the release of Chastity’s first demos that this was not “another punk band that can operate at only one speed.” Always concerned with the trending lack of accessibility and inclusivity in public spaces for the arts, the first Chastity show was held in Williams’ own bedroom where, packed wall-to-wall, the police were quickly called. But after the project’s second show supporting DC punk band Priests, Chastity was off to the races, sharing stages with the likes of with Metz, Chelsea Wolfe and Fucked Up. All without a full length recording out.
Since signing with Brooklyn label Captured Tracks, Chastity has re-released those initial demos, along with 2 new singles and an EP, stoking the anticipation of Chastity’s debut full length record, Death Lust.
Releasing Friday the 13th of July, 2018, Death Lust follows the plot of suffering to survival. The album begins on a tortured note with ‘Come’ and builds toward the plummeting finale of ‘Chains’, evolving from start to finish in a crescendo of severity. Chastity explains, “Death Lust is about growing up death obsessed. It’s about the pain that it takes but the capacity that we have to overcome.”
07/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right +
07/19 – Washington, DC – DC9 +
07/20 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook +
07/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Hell Stage +
07/23 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa +
07/24 – Austin, TX – Barracuda +
07/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar +
07/27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room +
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater +
07/29 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop +
07/31 – Seattle, WA – Barboza +
08/01 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar +
08/02 – Boise, ID – Neurolux +
08/03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records +
08/04 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge +
08/06 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry +
08/07 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle +
08/08 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern +
08/10 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB. +
08/11 – Allston, MA – Great Scott +
08/18 – Toronto, ON – Camp Wavelength Festival