The Essex Green Share Mysterious Sci-Fi Video for New Song “Don’t Leave It In Our Hands”

Hardly Electronic Due Out June 29 via Merge

Jun 11, 2018
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Indie-pop trio The Essex Green (Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, and Christopher Ziter) haven't released an album in 12 years, since 2006's Cannibal Sea, but they are releasing a new album, Hardly Electronic, on June 29 via Merge. Now they have shared a video for a new song from the album, "Don't Leave It In Our Hands." Kayhl Cooper directed the mysterious clip, which features people looking at their reflections in shards of glass and floating smart-phones and ends with a 2001-esque orange monolith. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The band issued this statement about the song and the video in a press release: "'Don't Leave It In Our Hands' questions how a generation handles their culture colliding with a technology freight train. Is it an anthem? Yes. Is the outcome uncertain? Definitely." 

Previously The Essex Green shared Hardly Electronic's first single, "Sloan Ranger" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for "The 710."

The Essex Green formed in Brooklyn in 1998 and released four albums between 1999 and 2006. A previous press release explained what they've been up to in the last decade: "Sasha, Jeff, and Christopher were last seen together in the late aughts, waving from their van as they bid farewell to Brooklyn. And then, the unthinkable: The Essex Green went silent. But why? Legal cannabis? Climate change? Bad oysters? Nothing so dramatic. It was a simple promise made among them to chase down their separate dreams: Jeff to build a houseboat and navigate the mighty Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers; Christopher to return to his home state of Vermont and lead local fermentation efforts; and Sasha to decamp to Montana to study elk rutting."

The band reconvened in 2015 and wrote and recorded the album on and off over the next two years.

Essex Green Tour Dates:

Aug 01 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Aug 02 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug 03 Boston, MA - Great Scott
Aug 04 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Aug 07 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
Aug 08 Athens, GA - Athens Popfest
Aug 09 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room
Aug 10 Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle Cafe
Aug 11 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
Aug 17 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
Sep 26 Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey
Sep 27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sep 28 Eugene, OR - Wildcraft Cider Works
Sep 29 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Oct 01 Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
Oct 03 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Oct 08 Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
Oct 09 Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
Oct 11 Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum Theater

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