Just a few days away from hitting the road for a string of shows in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie, Les Deuxluxes unveil a sci-fi music video for the song Vacances Everest. Supported by a twangy guitar riff and an unsettling melody, the track is taken from their latest album Lighter Fluid, released just over a year ago on Bonsound. In 2020, Vacances Everest climbed to the top of Influence Franco’s charts via SiriusXM, and also found its way into CBC Radio 3's programming.
Immersing the viewer in an intergalactic adventure that pays tribute to old Star Trek episodes and cult science fiction films such as Barbarella with Jane Fonda or Queen of Outer Space with Zsa Zsa Gabor, the music video was directed by Ariel Poupart, a long-time friend and collaborator of the duo. Although the images are completely playful and surprising, the same cannot be said of the lyrics and their universal reach. Indeed, Vacances Everest is about the perseverance it takes to overcome life's obstacles and the idea of giving it all, even when you feel low.
With Mathieu Turcotte, the video’s artistic director, we were inspired by iconic landscapes from Star Trek to come up with our own interpretation and blur the lines between the future and the past, say Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry. All the components in the video were created with recycled materials; from the scale model spacecraft to the 100% vintage outfits and the liquid light backdrops recreating the cosmos. Even in space, nothing is lost, everything is transformed!
From March 12th to 16th, Les Deuxluxes will be visiting Rivière-du-Loup, Rimouski, Mont-Louis and Gaspé to perform in front of an actual audience. Head to over to lesdeuxuxes.com for more information.
Released in February 2020, Lighter Fluid is Les Deuxluxes’ sophomore album. Laced with psychedelia, yet firmly anchored in rock’n’roll, it is a bold, eccentric collection of 11 analog tracks, recorded live in a 19th century church. In addition to spending five weeks in a row in earshot’s top 10 charts, the record earned them the awards for Rock Album of the Year and Artists of the Year at the 2020 edition of the GAMIQ.
12/03/21 Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Salle Prelco SOLD OUT
13/03/21 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
14/03/21 Mont-Louis, QC - La Pointe Sec
15/03/21 Mont-Louis, QC - La Pointe Sec SOLD OUT
16/03/21 L'Anse-au-Griffon, QC - Centre Culturel Le Griffon SOLD OUT
25/03/21 Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount (Album launch)
26/03/21 Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount (Album launch / Additional date - performances at 7pm & 10:30pm)
Date TBC Shigawake Music Festival (Online show)
22/04/21 Jonquière, QC - Côté-Cour SOLD OUT
23/04/21 Alma, QC - Café du Clocher
24/04/21 Dolbeau, QC - Vox Populi
07/05/21 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire
08/05/21 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC - La Chèvre
02/10/21 Shawinigan, QC - Trou du Diable