NEW VIDEO FOR “NIGHTHAWKS” OUT NOW.
Watch a new video for “Nighthawks” now, directed Tim Donnelly.
Retro psychedelic pop bubbles up on “Nighthawks,” a new song out now from Panther In The Dollhouse that questions the constructs of perpetrator and victim on the streets. “Nighthawks” is a companion piece to the slow-burner “Evangelina,” (from the album Leave No Bridge Unburned), in which the namesake character is a sex worker superhero, in celebration of those who challenged Canada’s prostitution laws at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013.
“Nighthawks” is one example of Panther In The Dollhouse’s deep dive into body politics. Throughout the album, Whitehorse explores issues of consent, self-determination and, ultimately, freedom, largely from the perspective of women. Alongside “Boys Like You,” the grindhouse ballad of “Die Alone” and the peroxide burn of “Trophy Wife,” Panther In The Dollhouse paints a conflicted picture of domesticity and adulthood. Seedy, slinky and suggestive, the characters that populate Panther In The Dollhouse do what they can, what they must and – often – what they really shouldn’t (but can’t resist).
As genre chameleons, Whitehorse’s brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy 80’s sparseness. Panther In The Dollhouse brings another twist to Whitehorse’s studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like Minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg), as well as the return of Gus Van Go and Werner F as producers/engineers.
Whitehorse recently was announced as part of a group of artists set to perform as part of the upcoming Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and Stephane Venne. Further details of Whitehorse’s role in this ceremony will be released soon. Currently on tour in the USA, Whitehorse will return for select summer shows in Canada, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Northern Lights Festival and at the Ottawa marathon, where Luke – the fastest musician in recent marathon history – is planning to run the half-marathon before the set.
Panther In The Dollhouse will be released July 7, 2017.