I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME Release Video for “Social Climb”

Dallon Weekes’ I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) takes aim at the many toxic aspects of the Los Angeles entertainment business culture in their new music video, “Social Climb.”   The video takes an acerbic look at the beautiful people, the very well-to-do, the truly decadent, the purely bored, the social climbers where everything is grand, so grand it’s a wonder anyone can stand it.  You can check out the video now below.

“’Social Climb’ is about my experiences living in L.A. for almost a decade, orbiting this world of celebrity and money,” said Weekes.  “The parties that must be attended, the behaviors that must be adopted, and just not feeling part of that sphere.  It’s what it feels like to be alone in a crowded room.”

Presented along the lines of a mandatory corporate retreat-style training video, “Social Climb” was directed by musician/writer/TV producer Christian Jacobs and shot in Salt Lake City at the McCune Mansion, an opulent estate built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Weekes, and iDKHOW touring drummer Ryan Seaman, performed the song in various rooms of the manor among an oh-so-refined yet glitzy gathering of the living dead.

iDKHOW is the brainchild of Dallon Weekes, former long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and co-writer of that band’s Platinum album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.  With iDKHOW, Weekes creates a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative with magnetic pop vocals and some seriously dark, but witty lyrics, as evident in “Social Climb.”  Having enlisted long-time friend drummer Ryan Seaman, the live show is deliriously audacious and thoroughly engaging.

iDKHOW just wrapped the Spring/Summer portion of its North American Tour “Night Heat,” and will hit the road again on August 9 with two big radio shows, 94/7 KNRK in Portland, and Seattle’s 107.7 The End.  iDKHOW will then head to Europe for a series of major outdoor festivals including Pukkelpop, Reading, and Leeds, returning to America to play Riot Fest in Chicago in September.  Dates are below.

AUGUST

 9   94/7 KNRK An Unforgettable August, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

10  107.7FM’s The End Summer Camp, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

15  Openair Hampel, Gampel-bratsch, Switzerland

16  Frequency Festival, St. Aegidius, Austria

17  Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

18  Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

20  Luxor, Cologne, Germany

22  Electric Ballroom, London, UK

23  Reading Festival, Reading, UK

24  Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK

SEPTEMBER

13  Riot Fest, Chicago, IL