The Stepkids just released a new video for “Moving Pictures,” the latest track from their sophomore album Troubadour. The video stars comedian Kyle Mooney, who has just joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. It’s directed by Henry DeMaio. The band kicks off a tour of Europe tomorrow – dates below.

Pitchfork‘s Jason Bromwich writes about Troubadour: “a dynamite listen. The song structures here are fantastic … Desert in the Dark and Moving Pictures are both crowd-movers, which manage to retain the experimental edge that defines the Stepkids’ music, packed into potent pop.” (link)

Spin call Troubadour their “Album of the week” in a long feature article. (link)


Sep 20: Nantes FR @ Scopitone Festival
Sep 21: Nimes FR @ Marsatac Festival
Sep 24: Clermont-Ferrand FR @ La Cooperative de Mai
Sep 25: Paris @ La Gaite Lyrique
Sep 27: Marseille @ Marsatac Festival
Oct 1: Berlin @ Privatclub
Oct 2: Erfurt DE @ Franz Melhouse
Oct 4: Linz @ Stadtwerkstatt
Oct 5: Zurich @ Stall 6
Oct 6: Basel @ Kaserne
Oct 8: Hamburg @ Kampnagel

Oct 9: Frankfurt @ Das Bett
Oct 10: Vienna @ Fania Live
Oct 11: Cologne @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
Oct 13: Bristol @ Bank of Stokes Croft
Oct 14: London @ The Lexington – SOLD OUT
Oct 15: London @ Rough Trade E. – FREE, 7PMINFO
Oct 16: Utrecht @ EKKO
Oct 17: Brussels @ Botanique Rotonde Room
Oct 18: Amsterdam @ Paradiso
Oct 19: Rotterdam @ Bird Tickets

Nov 6: Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Nov 7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Nov 8: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Nov 9: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s 9:00PM