Donovan Wolfington release expanded video for “Mercurus,” “HxC Punk”

A random Twitter message became the foundation for what would later become Donovan Wolfington’s expanded music video for the singles “Mercurus” and “HxC Punk”. Both songs are found on the New Orleans-based band’s 2015 album, How To Treat The Ones You Love (Topshelf Records).

“Michael Parks Randa, who directed the video, hit us up on Twitter in January,” says frontman Neil Berthier. “He had almost all the details fleshed out, down to actors and location. He’s from Boston and had access to the mental hospital where Shutter Island was shot, as well as a lot of the outfits from that movie.” “Even though those songs are right after each other on the record, I never pair them together,” Berthier says. “When Mike came with that concept, it didn’t make sense, but then he had a vision with those two so we figured it would be interesting to see how it played out. The end result definitely works and we’re stoked about how it came out.”

Donovan Wolfington teams up with Caddywhompus for tours in Europe and the US. All confirmed dates below.

TOUR DATES
% = w/ Caddywhompus
* = w/ Ovlov, Caddywhompus

Sep 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
Sep 3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sep 4 – Columbia, SC @ TBA
Sep 5 – Wilmington, NC @ Gravity Records
Sep 6 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
Sep 8 – Washington, DC @ Lily Trotter Tea Lounge
Sep 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
Sep 16 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sep 17 – Southampton, UK @ The Joiners (matinee)
Sep 17 – Bristol, UK @ Old England (evening)
Sep 18 – Manchester, UK @ Fallow Cafe
Sep 19 – Dundee, UK @ Conroy’s Basement
Sep 20 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
Sep 21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sep 22 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sep 23 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar
Sep 24 – London, UK @ DIY Space For London
Sep 25 – Paris, FR @ Le Klub
Sep 26 – Leuven, BE @ Vleugel F
Sep 28 – Oslo, NO @ Cafe Mir
Sep 29 – Stockholm, SE @ Kulturhuset Lava
Oct 2 – Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa
Oct 3 – London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
Oct 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *
Oct 6 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
Oct 7 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East *
Oct 10 – Detroit, MI @ 2144 Bagley Street
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL @ SubT Downstairs