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Cut Copy Release One-Shot Video For Single, “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”, and New Remixes Today

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Cut Copy Release One-Shot Video For Single, “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”, and New Remixes Today


Band Launches Experiential Website for New Album, Haiku From Zero

North American Headline Tour Includes Two Canadian Dates

20 October 2017 (Toronto, ON) - Today, Cut Copy share the official video for “Standing in the Middle of the Field”, the latest single from the album Haiku From Zero released last month via Astralwerks/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The video was directed by filmmaker/new media artist Vincenzi Vandella (Justice, Solange, Kirin J Callinan). Born in Russia and now based in Australia, the director’s hybrid works span the worlds of music video, virtual reality, experiential and more.  View “Standing in the Middle of the Field on Vevo HERE.

"Vincent is an old friend of the band, having done some of our very first tours together with his own band, The Midnight Juggernauts, but in recent years he’s also been working as a filmmaker,” says Dan Whitford, Cut Copy’s lead singer. “He came to us earlier this year because he’d been experimenting with a strange visual effect having a camera rise upward through various scenes and landscapes, almost like delving through a collection of memories. He suggested this experiment might work well when put to our music. We agreed, so he set to work making this new clip for our song ‘Standing in the Middle of the Field.’” 

“The initial concept was to create a video that was uplifting, in a literal sense,” explains Vincenzi Vandella. “We wanted the camera to rise up through various different scenes, telling the story of a couple in one long continuous shot. It would cover the minutia of their everyday intimacy, while also expanding to wider epic vistas within the one journey. We shot the interior scenes by literally tying a camera to a rope and hoisting it from the ground upwards. Then we filmed a wide assortment of exteriors with a drone, from national parks to inner city lane ways, compositing everything together in post.”

Remixes of “Standing in the Middle of the Field” by Ara Koufax –the Australian duo that was introduced on the 2014 Cut Copy-curated compilation Oceans Apart – and acclaimed Munich-based DJ/producer Ferdinand Weber are now available for download and streaming. Listen to the "Standing in the Middle of the Field" remixes HERE.

Fans can now immerse themselves in Cut Copy’s new album, Haiku From Zero, via a new experiential website designed by Bjorn Floki Bjornsson. "Haiku From Zero and the artwork I generated for the album were inspired by the endless array of information and images that we’re surrounded by on a daily basis, particularly the randomness of online images and GIFs,” explains Whitford. “They can be absurd, poignant, humorous, frightening, banal, confusing, refined, throwaway – all at the same time. The experiential site takes elements and outtakes from the album artwork and assembles them into a little world to navigate through. You can click through to hear snippets of different songs, and it includes commentary by each of the band members on each track for those that want to know a little more about how we made the album.” Visit “Making Haiku” HERE.

Haiku From Zero – Cut Copy’s first proper studio album in nearly four years and first for Astralwerks – was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Neon Indian). It is the follow-up to 2013’s Free Your Mind. NPR Music hailed Haiku From Zero as “magnificently ambitious.” Under The Radar praised its “chill vibe and dancefloor-ready pop meditations” and AllMusic said, “the album is supremely confident…the songs hit like concentrated bursts of sunny, danceable pop.”

The band’s North American headline tour in support of Haiku From Zero begins on November 9 and includes a November 21 concert at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto and a November 22 show at the Corona Theatre in Montréal. Palmbomen II will support on all dates.


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Canadian Tour Dates
11/21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/22 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre