IN ADVANCE OF THEIR NORTH AMERICA AND UK LIVE DATES LADYTRON RELEASE HAUNTING VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘DEADZONE’
Reminiscent of J.G. Ballard’s Crash and video artist Chris Cunningham, the video for “Deadzone”, directed by regular collaborator Bryan M. Ferguson, depicts two car crash victims interlocked in a morbid post-modern dance. The scene opens on two vehicles that have collided head on. As the music picks up, the dancers awaken and gravitate toward each other, tentatively inspecting, and ultimately embracing in a macabre pas de deux.
“Deadzone” rests atop a synth throb but it’s dipped in about three poisons. It seethes with anger and unresolved trauma, Helen Marnie less singing than sputtering out words in a panic, tense to the bones.” -Pitchfork
Marnie, who appears in the video as a passenger in one of the wrecked cars, says, is a nightmarish scenario that depicts the meeting of two worlds. Imagine being in the midst of a dream and being unable to shout or scream or move, and ultimately not knowing whether you are dead or alive. That is the Deadzone.”
“Deadzone” is the new single from Ladytron’s critically acclaimed eponymous sixth album. The album broke a seven year silence, and garnered stellar reviews upon its release.
Q Magazine called it, “Their finest record since 2002’s Light & Magic.” and that “Ladytron achieve near perfection here.” Mojo insisted that in “Dark times, Ladytron soundtrack them beautifully.”
GQ described the album as “Formidable machine music, full of urgency and menace.” while NPR posited that “Ladytron seems enraptured at the idea of change, and of new beginnings in the face of a possible fiery end.”.
TOUR DATES. US/CANADA/UK
October 2, Brooklyn Steel, New York, NY
October 3, Royale, Boston, MA
October 4, S.A.T., Montreal, QC
October 5, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
October 18, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Scotland
October 19, O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
October 24, London, Heaven, England
December 11, Metro, Chicago, IL
December 12, Neptune, Seattle, WA
December 13, Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
December 14, The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA