Blank stares, dead eyes, pharmaceutically-induced comas, tantrums, and fits. Welcome to The Lonely Boys Retreat. Perhaps it’s my recent obsession with American Horror Story: Asylum, but SKATERS’ newest video for “Miss Teen Massachusetts” was right up my alley.
Despite the name, the ward is attended by troubled girls who are guided through seemingly successful therapy sessions by the members of SKATERS themselves. Don’t let their progress with the ladies fool you, though; they may have broken into the facility, but there’s a little twist at the end that’ll be just as surprising to viewers as it is the subjects of the video themselves.
The song itself is our second dose of SKATERS’ anticipated debut album, Manhattan, and it is quite possibly the best track of all (stay tuned for the full record review). As the day of the album release, February 25th, approaches, the band will continue to pick up tour dates (LA can expect to see them in the spring), but the quartet will be touring the UK starting next month. You lucky European bastards.
SKATERS Tour Dates:
02/24 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
02/27 – The Exchange – Bristol, UK
02/28 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
03/01 – Cockpit 2 – Leeds, UK
03/02 – The Bodega – Nottingham, UK
03/03 – King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
03/04 – The Deaf Institute – Mahnchester, UK
03/05 – Dingwalls – London, UK
03/06 – Joiners – Southampton, UK
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