Calpurnia are back with “Cell,” the first new music since the release of their debut Scout EP. Once again produced by Twin Peaks frontman Cadien Lake James and co-producer R. Andrew Hymphrey, the track showcases a surprising amount of growth for the young band. “This song is about being taken advantage of in anyway,” says frontman Finn Wolfhard. “It was amazing working with Cadien and Andrew again and I’m really excited for everyone to hear it!” The track was premiered earlier today on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 show. Matt spoke of the band saying “They’ve got great spirit, Calpurnia. They’re a unit, a proper gang, and a complete package – it makes you want to believe in them!”
The video for “Cell” was also released today and serves as a behind the scenes look at life on the road for the band. Guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe tells us “While on our first ever official American tour, we had the pleasure of being joined by the incredible Pooneh Ghana for our last two shows in Austin and Houston. She is easily one of the most prolific and talented photographers (and videographers!) on the music scene right now, and so we left it to her to capture the joy and adventure of packing all your bandmates into a single van and hitting the road. This video is set to our newest single, Cell, and we sincerely hope that this video makes you at least a bit as happy as we are in this footage.”
Calpurnia recently made headlines starring in Weezer’s latest video for their cover of “Take On Me.” The video has already amassed more than 6 million streams with Rolling Stone writing “Wolfhard plays a young Rivers Cuomo, an aspiring rocker done-up with massive metalhead hair, who leads Calpurnia through Weezer’s rendition of “Take On Me” in the living room of his parents’ house. In a nod to a-ha’s famous music video, the clip jumps between live footage and intricate pencil animations of the band’s performance.” Check out Calpurnia’s cover of Weezer’s “Say It So” here as well.
Calpurnia today announce three shows in Colorado this Spring, in addition to playing several North American festivals this Summer including Shaky Knees, Governors Ball and Forecastle Festival as well as Fuji Rock in Japan. All dates are listed below.
World Tour Dates:
4/12/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
4/13/19 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
5/5/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/17/19 – Denver (Englewood), CO @Gothic Theatre
5/18/19 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
5/19/19 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
6/1/19 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
7/13/19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/27/19 – Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival