Music Video: Riverboat Gamblers – “Comedians”

Media | Aug 31st, 2012

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Riverboat Gamblers will hit the road this October with Reno, NV’s Cobra Skulls in support of their new album The Wolf You Feed, out now on Volcom Entertainment. To kick off the tour, the band has released the Blackmagic Rollercoaster-directed video for the track “Comedians.”

Singer, Mike Wiebe, describes the video: “The idea is to have a loose storyline that could bridge two songs. This is the 2nd song of the story. “Comedians” starts with the demise of our comedian, played by Dustin Pilkington of the band Best Fwends. Comedians takes us into the dreamlike world where jokes go to die.” He continues, “The next video for “Good Veins” will tell the story of how our comic protagonist found himself so bloodied and battered at the beginning of “Comedians”. It is a prequel of sorts that takes place in a slightly different reality. Together the two songs are about getting what you ask for and the question of whether or not that is always a good thing.” Look for the “Good Veins” video in late September.

The Wolf You Feed perfectly captures the often-forgotten era of the Dictators and Iggy Pop’s weirder solo stuff while still retaining a remarkable amount of variance in in its songs. From the sweetly scathing anthem “Bite Your Tongue” to the piano-driven, Murder City Devils-esque death march of “Gallows Bird” and classic Alice Cooper-esque feel of “Loser Neck,” the album juxtaposes all of these influences into something that’s got its roots in the past yet still sounds astonishingly relevant.

Riverboat Gamblers on tour!

9/1/12 – New Braunfels, TX – Dia De Los Toadies @ Whitewater Amphitheater %
10/3/12 – Shreveport, LA – Bear’s
10/4/12 – Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
10/5/12 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Local 662
10/6/12 – Orlando, FL – The Socail
10/7/12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
10/8/12 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/10/12 – Newark, DE – Mojo Main
10/11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
10/12/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
10/13/12 – New York, NY – Jewel Concert Cruise
10/16/12 – Quebec City, QC – Union Commercial
10/17/12 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Underworld
10/18/12 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
10/19/12 – London, ON – Call The Office
10/20/12 – Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
10/21/12 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
10/22/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/24/12 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/26/12 – Atlanta, GA – Star Community Bar #
10/27/12 – 10/28/12 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest 11
11/2/12 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues ^
11/3/12 -11/4/12 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

% Toadies, Mariachi El Bronx, Helmet
* Cobra Skulls
# Valient Thorr, Scandinavian Cock
^ Lagwagon, Cobra Skulls


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