Ontario rock duo PS I Love You release the hypnotising video for 'Princess Towers'; a single taken from their dark second album 'Death Dreams' out this week on Paperbag Records (Young Galaxy, Born Ruffians, The Acorn, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, Slim Twig, CFCF and Sally Shapiro).
This kaleidoscope of a music video is awash with heavy basslines and growling guitar riffs, tainted with the dramatic wailing of vocalist Paul Saulnier and making this a deeply emotional and thought-provoking tune. The whole album is sufficiently morbid, hence the blunt title. The idea came from Saulnier's recurring dreams about death while on tour with band partner Benjamin Nelson, and the images formed from his mind gave birth to 'Death Dreams'.
They are to follow the sparkling reviews they received from their long-listed Polaris Music Prize debut album 'Meet Me at the Muster Station' which propelled them into global recognition and resulted in an extensive world tour. Like their debut, 'Death Dreams' will be produced on an equally low-budget scale with album artwork courtesy of Nelson himself and Matt Rogalsky's portable studio set up in a compact space. It just goes to show, you don't need huge expensive studios and huge names to create fantastic music.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.