GENTLEMAN REG PREMIERES “WAITING AROUND FOR GOLD” VIDEO
Gentleman Reg has premiered the first video off his latest LP, Leisure Life, for the song, “Waiting Around For Gold”, today via Exclaim.ca – repost here. Directed by Jeff Scheven (TV On The Radio/Death From Above 1979), the sleek and sultry video features Reg Vermue and keyboardist/vocalist Kelly McMichael in a fantastical world of gold painted rocks and naked torsos.
Leisure Life is Gentleman Reg’s fifth full-length, arriving in stores last November on Heavy Head/Outside Music. The follow up to his critically acclaimed 2009 LP, Jet Black, which took Reg and his band on tour multiple times through North America, including dates with A Camp, The Hidden Cameras, The Stills, Sarah Harmer, SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Hillside Festival. It is Reg’s first LP to feature a consistent band line-up of Kelly McMichael, Jon Hynes and James Bunton, who have been touring with Gentleman Reg the past few years. The album is Reg’s most solid work to date, expanding upon his indie-rock style, to create something sonically bigger and showcasing his band in a way he hasn’t yet done.
Reg and the band toured throughout Ontario in the Fall, arriving in Montreal in January and will play Sunrise Records (784 Yonge St.) in Toronto, Record Store Day weekend, April 19.
“a ridiculously addictive track” (Waiting Around For Gold) – Toronto Star
“Big, synth-driven pop-rock songs dominate from top to bottom. And they’re good – really good.” – Exclaim!
“Gentleman Reg may just be Canada’s pale version of Will Oldham.” – Consequence of Sound