Premiere: Watch the video for Calgary band 36?’s new single Vic

If Ween wrung the bitterness and spite out of Somebody That I Used to Know, kept all of the beauty, added Casio keyboard, and served it up in a piano bar wearing leisure suits and ascots.

That, well, that’s about as close a description as you’ll get for Vic, the new single from Calgary faves 36?.

It’s odd, lovely, wonderful, charming and utterly, brilliantly, confoundingly 36?.

Frontman and chief songwriter Taylor Cochrane gives his thoughts on the inspiration behind the song.

“I have always thought it strange, the many ways in which people move on from a broken heart. So often we need to completely dissociate to feel like we can move on, I think that this is a shame. I have never really stopped caring for the people who have shaped me in my past, and I don’t think I ever will, nor would I want to. If I love someone then I love them ultimately, beyond the constructs of the classical relationship,” he says.

“The message behind Vic is rather personal, but the basic premise is that I wanted to say to somebody that whether or not we can really be in each other’s lives again, I am grateful for the time we shared and wish them the best.”

It was originally recorded three years ago for their forthcoming release, Milk Mountain, which is their first for Vancouver-based File Under: Music, home to such acts as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Linda Fox, and launching pad for Dan Mangan and Bend Sinister.

And although it won’t be on the official record when it’s released around the time of their local party at The Palomino on March 22, you can hear it here on Spotify or Apple Music, and download it on iTunes

Or you can watch the fabulous psychedelic, space age, glammed out, house party, Cable 10 video for the track below, which was directed by Different Alphabet Productions and which theYYSCENE is proud to premiere.

We make no apologies for how much we love 36? and couldn’t be more chuffed to be even a small part of where they’re headed this year.


(Photo courtesy Sara Kuefler.)