Joan of Arc Share Video for New Song “Punk Kid”

1984 Due Out June 1 via Joyful Noise

Apr 26, 2018
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Joan of Arc are releasing a new album, 1984, on June 1 via Joyful Noise. Previously they shared its first single, "Truck." Now here's another song from the album, "Punk Kid," shared via its video. Mike Gibisser directed the video, which features the band performing the song in a living room, intercut with footage of everyday people. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

A press release describes the video as such: "Directed by Mike Gibisser, the part live performance, part collaborative art video finds heroism in the everyday lives of the band's family and friends: real punk kids. The video also features singer Melina Ausikaitis playing The Fake Guitar, a prototype from Versus Guitars in Chicago, which started as a prop and has since developed into a drum machine of sorts using a contact mic." 

The band's current lineup is Tim Kinsella, Theo Katsaounis, Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, and Jeremy Boyle.

A previous press release described the album as such: "The songs of 1984 -- with lyrics written and sung by Melina -- are a revelation, as profound and plainspoken as parables. Like the album's striking hand drawn cover art, the music inside is often spare. Ausikaitis' lyrics are equally measured with wit, despair and stubborn perseverance. Long known as a visual and conceptual artist and curator in her hometown of Chicago, Ausikaitis brings a painterly eye to these moments of clarity: There is awkward sex at Grandma's house. There are kids in the snow wearing cop sunglasses and the crumbling psychic defenses of childhood memories. There are A-frame houses and white horses. There are trucks losing their brakes on the hill at the end of the street. There are heaps of thoroughly useful self-help advice ('stop chicken-shittin' all over your life' has become a personal mantra)."

Joan of Arc Tour Dates:

July 5 - St. Louis, MO - The Monocle
July 6 - Fort Worth, TX - Main @ South Side
July 7 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ - The Lunchbox
July 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
July 11 - Tustin, CA - Marty's on Newport
July 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
July 13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
July 14 - Chico, CA - Duffy's
July 16 - Portland, OR - Analog Cafe
July 17 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project

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