Umphrey’s McGee have released a futuristic music video for their new single, “The Silent Type.” The stunning clip can be seen now below.
Joining forces with Dallas-based multi-media creative studio Reel FX, the video blends together hyper-reality and augmented reality and speaks to the band’s ability to remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Complementing the lyrics of the song, the story begins with an illicit cigarette drag offered by a smoky brunette. Enticed by the connection made inside his retro user interface, he slowly becomes incapable of distinguishing artificial intelligence from reality and a crazy night of Chicago debauchery ensues. To achieve this feeling, the team experimented with frantic edits, bold colors and UI overlays. An ode to the band’s biggest fans, the video is peppered with hidden items from their 20 year career.
“The Silent Type” is from the band’s 11th studio album it’s not us, out January 12th. Comprised of 11 wide-ranging, vibrant songs the LP is a dynamic statement album that showcases the versatility and world-class musicianship that is at the band’s core. By harnessing the energy of their live performances into the precision of their studio craft, it’s not us encapsulates a range that is rarely found in a single band and displays their most succinct and accessible songwriting to date. it’s not us is available NOW for pre-order.
In addition to the standard download, CD, and vinyl, this release offers the most robust deluxe package UM has ever created – CLICK HERE for more information.
2018 is gearing up to be a busy year for the band, who will set out on their ‘it’s not us’ headline tour immediately following the album’s release. The tour will include a three-night residency at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre January 19-21st, ending with an epic show markingUmphrey’s McGee’s official 20th birthday. Full tour routing is below. For ticket info and more information, please visit http://www.umphreys.com/.
UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:
December 1-5 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican Holidaze
December 15 Chicago, IL @ Park West **NON-UM: 15th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday Show
December 29 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
December 30 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
December 31 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
January 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
January 12 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
January 13 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
January 19 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 20 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 21 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 25 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
January 26 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
January 27 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
January 28 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
February 1 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
February 2 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
February 3 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
February 15 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
February 16 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
February 17 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
February 18 Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts Festival
March 7 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 8 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 9 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 10 Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex
March 14 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 15 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
March 16 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 17 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 22 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
March 23 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Oakland
March 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
March 25 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park