Midnight Sister Share Video for New Song “Clown”

Saturn Over Sunset Due Out September 8 via Jagjaguwar

Aug 28, 2017
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Midnight Sister, the promising new Los Angeles-based duo of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian, are releasing their debut album, Saturn Over Sunset, on September 8 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they have shared videos for their first two singles, "Leave You" and "Blue Cigar," as well as the audio for "Daddy Long Legs." Now they have shared another song from the album, "Clown," via its video. Ari Balouzian directed the video, which features Giraffe dressed as a clown (though more of a French one, than one from It or Ronald McDonald) as she sings the song in a motel parking lot at night and dances with an older man dressed as a woman (played by Arthur Roberts). Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Summer 2017) to read our Pleased to Meet You feature on Midnight Sister.

Midnight Sister's art-pop would appeal to fans of Broadcast, influential '60s pioneers such as The United States of America and The Free Design, and Charlie Hilton. The duo is based in the San Fernando Valley. Giraffe is 23 and the daughter of a Los Angeles disc jockey. A previous press release said she "was raised almost exclusively on disco and Bowie. Her lyrics and lyrical melodies, informed very much by her filmmaking background, were composed gazing out from a tiny retail window on Sunset Boulevard. Her Rear Window-like longing allowed her imagination to run wild and cook up the wild narratives that would fill Balouzian's compositions." It's her first time writing and performing music. Balouzian is 27 and a classically trained musician who has done arrangements for Tobias Jesso Jr. and Alex Izenberg, this is his first real attempt at playing true pop music.

Midnight Sister Tour Dates:

9/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/9 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at The Catalyst (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/14 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/19 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ D.D Dumbo)

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