NEEDS share new song, tour (2015)

Vancouver’s NEEDS debuted their new music video for “We Forgot The Records to our Record Release Show” via NPR Music’s All Songs TV and the first sentence of Robin Hilton’s write-up says it all, “I love this band”.
The video, directed by Matt Leaf, is comprised of a day in the life of Vancouver punk scene photographer Ryan Rose, comes from the band’s upcoming self-titled full length debut, NEEDS.
Due out on May 12 via File Under: Music (Slam Dunk, Dan Mangan, Anchoress), pre-orders are available with the first 100 copies on limited edition black and white mixed vinyl. NPR’s Hilton, co-founder of All Songs Considered, continued his initial sentiment, elaborating about the single with, “I love this band. For its chaotic, full-throttle rock. For its world view — a mix of sweet idealism and brooding cynicism — and for its self-deprecating sense of humor. You can hear it all in the NEEDS song.”
When asked about the song’s lyrics came about, frontman Sean Orr offered, “I’m a 36 year old hipster dishwasher so I sort of have to constantly affirm that my lifestyle is worth it. I wrote it in my head while watching this band Storc play at our record release show, of which we forgot our records to. I was just like “what am I doing”? But then the answer is, well what is the alternative? I could be living in the suburbs, where I grew up, and have kids and a boring job like all my old high school friends. It’s very cathartic for me, but its also kind of light hearted. It’s a song about douchebags who bullied me, and so it just made sense to have a guy like Ryan Rose, the antagonist in the video, go from his house in the same suburb that I grew up in, to downtown Vancouver. He is an interesting guy and has a disorder called cleidocranial dysostosis, so I imagine it must have been tough for him growing up there.”
NEEDS are bringing their explosive live show back on the road next month and this summer, performing throughout the United States’ west coast and a run of Canadian dates with BRASS. Having served as direct support to Fucked Up, White Lung, Trash Talk, and Perfect Pussy, the band have built a reputation throughout the Vancouver scene thanks to unpredictable live shows that make them a must see live act. The chaos and carnage of NEEDS live is well constructed fury manifested with a reckless abandonment and most definitely can’t be missed.
Check out all their dates below.
05/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Brass, Flowers & Fire and Low Levels
05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Lofi
05/16 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
05/20 – San Francisco, CA @ MILK BAR
05/21 – Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lexington
05/23 – Sacramento, CA @ The Starlite
05/24 – Portland, OR @ The Know
06/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Hotel +
06/13 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City Patio +
06/14 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar +
06/15 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos +
06/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor +
06/19 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus +*
06/20 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s +
+ with BRASS * w/Big Knife Little Knife