Artist Name: I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Song Title: Social Climb
Dallon Weekes’ I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) takes aim at the many toxic aspects of the Los Angeles entertainment business culture in its new music video, Social Climb.
The video takes an acerbic look at the beautiful people, the very well-to-do, the truly decadent, the purely bored, and the social climbers where everything is grand, so grand it’s a wonder anyone can stand it.
“Social Climb is about my experiences living in L.A. for almost a decade, orbiting this world of celebrity and money,” said Weekes.
“The parties that must be attended, the behaviours that must be adopted, and just not feeling part of that sphere. It’s what it feels like to be alone in a crowded room.”
Presented along the lines of a mandatory corporate retreat-style training video, Social Climb was directed by musician/writer/TV producer Christian Jacobs and shot in Salt Lake City at the McCune Mansion, an opulent estate built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Weekes, and iDKHOW touring drummer Ryan Seaman performed the song in various rooms of the manor amongst an oh-so-refined yet glitzy gathering of the living dead.
iDKHOW is the brainchild of Dallon Weekes, former long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and co-writer of that band’s Platinum album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.
With iDKHOW, Weekes creates a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative with magnetic pop vocals and some seriously dark, but witty lyrics, as evident in Social Climb. Having enlisted long-time friend drummer Ryan Seaman, the live show is deliriously audacious and thoroughly engaging.
iDKHOW just wrapped the Spring/Summer portion of its North American ‘Night Heat’ Tour and will hit Europe for a series of major outdoor festivals including Reading & Leeds, as well as a one-off headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom.
All dates are below:
9 94.7FM’s An Unforgettable August, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
10 107.7FM’s The End Summer Camp, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
15 Openair Hampel, Gampel-bratsch, Switzerland
16 Frequency Festival, St. Aegidius, Austria
17 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
18 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
20 Luxor, Cologne, Germany
22 Electric Ballroom, London, UK
23 Reading Festival, Reading, UK
24 Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
13 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
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