Slashing and smashing antiquated notions of romance to the tune of some seriously groovy guitar riffs, Toronto-based rockers The Beaches cut-loose on the music video for their most recent single “Snake Tongue.” Inspired by the band’s own experiences with unwanted advances from chauvinistic men—from catcalls to unsolicited dick pics—the video sees the four destroying everything from pearl necklaces to floral arrangements in a breathless bid for female empowerment.
Comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel (on drums), and Leandra Earl (on keys and guitar), the band has an obvious allure for heady, in-your-face rock that is as danceable as it is thrilling. Miller’s vocals are dually sharp and luminous in their cries, cutting through all the melodic noise of their tunes, edging you to shake and stomp along. The band is about to kick-off playing as the opening act for Passion Pit’s current tour and after a few plays, it’s obvious that the perfect pre-game to Michael Angelakos’ high-energy, dance-hall ragers is The Beaches’ building-burning, stereo-busting rock.
“At the risk of sounding like a marketing campaign that targets women, I wrote ‘Snake Tongue’ about our own experiences,” says Miller about the song. “But hope that it empowers women who are constantly on the receiving end of unwanted attention to take back some control in small but meaningful ways.”
The Beaches are currently on tour with Passion Pit and will be playing their own headlining show at The Sayers Club in Los Angeles on May 2, RSVP for free entry here.
Watch The Beaches’ New video for “Snake Tongue”!
PASSION PIT | THE BEACHES TOUR DATES:
April 30 – Temple, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
May 01 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
May 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Sayers Club
May 05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
May 07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
May 09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 12 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 14 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
May 16 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 19 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
May 20 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
May 21 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
May 23 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May 25 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
ADDITIONAL BEACHES SHOWS INCLUDE:
April 09 – Hamilton, ON @ McMaster University
May 18 – Peterborough, ON @ The Venue
June 29 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Confederate Landing Park
July 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Mooney’s Bay Park (with Hollerado)
July 27 – Brantford, ON @ Lion’s Park (with The Sheepdogs and USS)
August 04 – Bala, ON @ The Kee to Bala
August 18 – Bath, ON @ Mackinnon Brothers Brewery
August 24 – Truro, NS @ @Rock The Hub with The Glorious Sons
September 06 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl (with Said the Whale)