Toronto natives Language Arts have just shared a brand new single called “Fight or Flight” with an accompanying music video.
Led by singer Kristen Cudmore with an impressive band composed of Neil MacIntosh, Joel Visentin and Søren Nissen, Language Arts is one Toronto band that we’ve kept our eyes since the release of their previous LP Wonderkind. Their recent release of “Neighbor”, with inquisitive vocals and buzzing synth took a massive lead in our last issue of Under The Radar.
Their latest track stems from the same curious nature, which bobs along a mellowed out garage-pop ditty. As Cudmore’s lyrics question self-assurances and interpersonal distress, the band casts themselves in a less care-free light. “Am I the Ghost radiating in the night?” she asks, or “Am I the choice where you say that you might?” Language Arts stays true to their name shows that they are a band deep-rooted in intellect.
The video was made using no editing “tricks”. Performed sped up and backwards, then synced perfectly with the song length in the editing process, it’s a simple but well-thought out idea.
Check out the video in the player above. If you like what you hear, Language Arts go on tour this fall and will be back in Toronto December 3rd. See the concert listings below.
Oct 6 – Winnipeg – Park Theatre
Oct 7 – Saskatoon – Vangelis
Oct 8 – Regina – The Owl
Oct 9 – Edmonton – Freemason’s Hall (Up+Dt Festival)
Oct 10 – Calgary – Commonwealth
Oct 13 – Vancouver – The Media Club
Oct 14 – Kelowna – Habitat
Oct 23 – Fredericton – The Capital
Oct 24 – Company House (Halifax Pop Explosion)
Oct 25 – Wolfville – Acadia University
Oct 26 – Charlottetown – Baba’s
Oct 28 – Montreal – TBD
Nov 5 – Guelph – Ebar
Nov 6 – Oshawa – Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Dec 3 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern