Porridge Radio have shared a video for their new single, “End of Last Year.” Alongside the release, they’ve announced their first-ever North American tour.
The track comes from their forthcoming album, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky, out May 20th via Secretly Canadian. The new tune is a crashing anthem that sees Margolin’s visceral storytelling at the forefront. Lyrically, she delivers lines like, “Cut off my shoes instead of taking them off/ Cut off my hands because they’re itching so much.” Directed by Maura Sappilo, the accompanying video features stop motion animations of colourful paintings.
“‘End Of Last Year’ is a love song for my bandmates and for myself,” frontpersan Dana Margolin explains. “It’s about not trusting my intuition, not trusting my body to heal itself, not trusting the people closest to me, but it is also an ode to all those people, and to difficult platonic love. It came out of a particularly painful period of communication breakdown and high pressure that hurt a lot, but ended in reconciliation and understanding.”
Watch the video for “End of Last Year” below.
“The video is by my friend Maura Sappilo,” Margolin adds. “I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time, and I wanted her to make the video for this song because whilst her work is playful and bright, she knows how to bring the dirty and painful and disgusting aspects of being a person and having relationships into her paintings. Her art is lyrical and sensual and painful and beautiful, and I love how she brought all that to this song.”
Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky was co-produced by Tom Carmichael, Margolin, and drummer Sam Yardley. Margolin says she wanted the band’s next album to be “stadium-epic–like Coldplay.”
Check out the tracklist for Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky below.
Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky Tracklist:
01 – “Back to the Radio”
02 – “Trying”
03 – “Birthday Party”
04 – “End of Last Year”
05 – “Rotten”
06 – “U Can Be Happy If U Want To”
07 – “Flowers”
08 – “Jealousy”
09 – “I Hope She’s OK 2”
10 – “Splintered”
11 – “The Rip”
12 – “Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky”
Check out Porridge Radio’s North American tour dates below.
Porridge Radio North American Tour Dates:
San Diego, CA @ Casbah – Tue. Sept. 6
Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room – Wed. Sept. 7
San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – Fri. Sept. 9
Portland, OR @ Doug Fir – Mon. Sept. 12
Seattle, WA @ Barboza – Tue. Sept. 13
Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court – Fri. Sept. 16
Denver, CO @ Lost Lake – Sat. Sept. 17
Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry – Mon. Sept. 19
Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – Tue. Sept. 20
New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Fri. Sept. 23
Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – Sat. Sept. 24
Washington, DC @ DC9 – Sun. Sept. 25
Atlanta, GA @ Earl – Tue. Sept. 27
Nashville, TN @ Basement East – Wed. Sept. 28
Dallas, TX @ Three Links – Fri. Sept. 30
Austin, TX @ Parish – Sat. Oct. 1