Thursday, April 24, 2014
– Shot in a Portland, Ore. taxidermy shop, Black Prairie's new video
for "Let It Out" was conceived by front woman Annalisa Tornfelt, who hunted squirrels as an Alaskan teenager.
"She then revealed they would make purses out of them and wear them to high school, even the bones in their hair to keep their buns up," adds band member Chris Funk. "And I thought smoking cloves while listening to The Smiths was edgy."
Folk singer Michael Hurley and Claire Coffee from "Grimm" also are in the video, which is being shown on NPR's web site.
Black Prairie features Chris Funk, Nate Query, Jenny Conlee and John Moen of The Decemberists with Tornfelt and guitarist Jon Neufeld. The disc was produced by Vance Powell (The Dead Weather, Red Fang)
"Making this record was the most collaborative and magical thing," said Funk.
Black Prairie's third full-length album, "Fortune," was released April 22 on Sugar Hill Records.
The band is launching a West Coast tour. Dates are:
May 1 - Seattle, WA The Tractor
May 2 - Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
May 3 - Eugene, OR John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
May 4 - Arcata, CA Arcata Playhouse
May 7 - Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
May 8 - San Diego, CA Soda Bar
May 9 - Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room