NPR describes Chastity as “uncommonly pretty,” a statement that perfectly encapsulates his new video for “Die”, the second single off his new EP, Death Lust Cuts out April 17 via Captured Tracks. Directed by Justin Singer, “Die” shows beautiful graphic shots of actress Hannah Clark grappling through her emotions of death. Having never ridden a dirt bike before, Clark guns it in true punk fashion – barefoot and without helmet – through the streets of Whitby, Ontario. “Die” builds off the first single, “Trepidation”, a one-shot of Hannah’s manic episode starting with crying then transitioning to her laughing, hysteria.
Visuals play a meaningful role in this world with Williams using his penchant for crafting consistently sharp, challenging imagery to personalize the narratives running throughout all of Chastity’s work – most discernibly, a call for the disruption of status quo.
Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity’s songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. His new EP, Death Lust Cuts is part of the 2018 Death Lust narrative following an emotional journey from despair to rage to resilience.
Listen to “Die” here!
The proudly suburban Ontario band’s first album uses styles as different as indie pop, shoegaze, and post-hardcore to dramatize frontman Brandon Williams’ journey from despair to rage to resilience. – Pitchfork (8.0)
…an anxious record that manifests as a somewhat therapeutic call to arms – i-D
A potent blend of shoegazer psych-rock, raging post-hardcore, atmospheric post-punk and more... – KEXP
North American Tour with Dilly Dally
April 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Lounge
April 12, 2019 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
April 13, 2019 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
April 15, 2019 – Sastatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
April 16, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
April 18, 2019 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
April 19, 2019 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
April 20, 2019 – Detroit, MI – El Club