New Video: Surf Curse Releases a Brooding and Cinematic New Visual for “Hour of the Wolf”

Over the past couple of months, I’ve written a bit about the Los Angeles-based indie rock act Surf Curse, and as you may recall, the act, which is comprised of Reno, NV-born, Los Angeles-based duo Nick Rattigan (vocals, drums) and Jacob Rubeck (guitar) can trace their origins back to when they formed in 2013 back in Reno. And since relocated to Los Angeles, the band emerged from their adopted hometown’s local DIY, all-ages, punk scene, developing a reputation as one of the region’s best contemporary live acts, amassing a fervent, die-hard following — at first locally and now internationally.

Slated for a September 13, 2019 release through Danger Collective Records, the duo’s forthcoming Jarvis Tavaneire-produced third full-length album Heaven Surrounds You is reportedly a coming-of-age epic, inspired by the cult films the duo cherished growing up — and sonically, the album finds the band making a bold and decided step forward. Earlier this year, I wrote about two of Heaven Surrounds You‘s singles — the swooning, The Smiths-like “Disco” and the shimmering, hook-driven “Midnight Cowboy.” Interestingly, the album’s latest single is the brooding and melancholy “Hour of the Wolf.” Centered around shimmering guitars and Rattigan’s plaintive vocals, the song evokes an aching longing that brings The Church‘s “Under the Milky Way” to mind. The band offer a cryptic note behind the story of the song, saying in press notes, “Look close. There is filth. Rotten gold. What good is blood if not to be swallowed. Whole and clean.”

Shot in a gorgeously cinematic black and white, the recently released video for “Hour of the Wolf” is full of inconsolable loss, regret, loneliness and lots of gore, as it follows a Bryon-esque like protagonist, as he and the world surrounding him go completely mad.

The members of Surf Curse will be embarking on a lengthy North American tour to support the new album and it includes an October 4, 2019 stop at Rough Trade. Check out the tour date below.

Tour dates:
9/14 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/15 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
9/17 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
9/19 Portland, OR @ Lola’s
9/20Boise, ID @ The Shredder
9/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/22 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/24 Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell University
9/26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/27 Madison, WI University of Wisconsin
9/28 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
9/29 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/1 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
10/4 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
10/5 Washington DC @ U-Street Music Hall
10/7 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
10/8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/9 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/10 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
10/11 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
10/12 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/16 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
10/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre