Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
Reveal “To Keep & To Be Kept” Video
ft. Sharon Van Etten w/ FADER
Playmates LP Out Now via Fat Possum
National Tour Kicks Off In December!
12/1: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
12/2: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
12/3: Washington, DC @ DC9
12/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
12/7: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
12/8: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
12/11: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/12: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
12/14: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Photo Credit: Kylie Coutts
“Ladder’s voice has a dusky richness to it that rivals the likes of Nick Cave & Mark Lanegan”
“Miami Vice synths, Bryan Ferry-style crooning, and a slightly gothic 80’s vibe…are omnipresent [on Playmates].”
– VICE’s Noisey
“80s inspired, rhythmic tone at times, and a dark, thrashing rock n’ roll at others”
“He’s got a darkness to his vocals and lyrics but with a wink. It was really fun and interesting challenge and his songs are killer. I feel lucky to have been a part of it.”
– Sharon Van Etten
“…my favorite manifestation yet. It’s lean and starry and sweet and menacing and fun as hell.”
– Will Sheff, Okkervil River
Playmates is the fourth album and first North American release with Fat Possum of Australian singer/songwriter Jack Ladder. Highlighted by radiating synthesizers, glam guitars, industrial stomp and a ‘70s flecked twang, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders emerge with a record that blurs the stereotypical lines of genre and style while Ladder’s one of a kind baritone slashes at love and darkness like a heavy blade.
Today, the band reveals the “To Keep & To Be Kept” video with FADER, featuring the guest vocals of Sharon Van Etten. Directed by Alex Smith (Peaches, Iggy Pop, Coldplay), Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders made use of vintage video TV equipment to resemble The Temptations as if they were replacing Sparks as the last band in heaven.
Click image above to watch the “To Keep & To Be Kept” video
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders are set to kick off a national fall tour on December 1stin NYC, just one week after completing a support run for Florence & The Machine across Australia and New Zealand. Be sure to catch the band’s acclaimed live show in a city near you!