Montreal Post-Punk Outfit The City Gates Debut Video for “Lapidation” — Spring European Tour Announced

Montreal’s post-punk torchbearers, The City Gates, have unveiled their latest single and music video, “Lapidation,” released through a collaboration between Icy Cold Records and Velouria Recordz. This dynamic offering serves as a tantalizing preview of their upcoming European tour, which highlights a special performance at the esteemed Dark Spring Berlin festival in April.

With “Lapidation,” The City Gates unleashes a sonic barrage reminiscent of a pummeling hailstorm. The track is characterized by its guitar-driven force, deep, resonant vocals, and rhythmic underpinnings that compel listeners to the dance floor. Serving as the second single from their anticipated album set for release by the end of 2024, “Lapidation” solidifies The City Gates’ mastery in fusing atmospheric post-punk with the raw energy of gothic rock, creating an immersive soundscape.

The accompanying music video, set against the backdrop of a hauntingly lit space with swinging lightbulbs, casts the band in a ghostly luminescence, enhancing the track’s tempestuous vibe. Directed by the band’s own drummer, Bitou, with MADOC, TWEAX, and Dino Chauvette lending their talents to the visuals and lighting, the video serves as a haunting visual complement to the song’s tumultuous nature.

Watch the video for “Lapidation” below:

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by François Marsan at Velouria Studio in Montreal, “Lapidation” stands as a darkly danceable offering that’s sure to resonate with fans of The Sisters of Mercy, The Chameleons, and Ash Code. Now available across all major platforms, including Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music, the track is accessible to all who seek to immerse themselves in its stormy depths.

As The City Gates prepare to embark on their European tour, they are not merely transporting their music; they are bringing a tempest of sound and emotion. From Geleen in the Netherlands to the Dark Spring Festival in Berlin, and culminating in Paris, the tour promises to showcase the band’s formidable live presence. Notable performances alongside acts such as Forever Grey and The Chameleons are set to further cement The City Gates’ reputation in the post-punk realm.

With the release of “Lapidation,” The City Gates invite listeners into a maelstrom of sound and vision. As March 1st marks the unleashing of this powerful track, fans are encouraged to delve into the experience and catch the band’s electrifying live performances across Europe this April. “Lapidation” is more than a song—it’s a force of nature, ready to leave its mark on the post-punk landscape.

THE CITY GATES – Lapidation European Tour 2024 

  • 19/04: Geleen, NL- De Reunie w / The Lost Tapes, Fragment
  • 20/04: Berlin, DE – Lido – Dark Spring Festival (w/ Je t’aime, Ductape, Undertheskin, Golden Apes, VV and the Void)
  • 21/04: Prague, CZ – Kampus Hybernska w/ Cosmo Brigade, RIME
  • 24/04: Bielefeld, DE – Movie Bielefeld w/ SUIR
  • 25/04: The Hague, NL – The Grey Space w/ Resplandor, Death by Audio
  • 26/04: Holzminden, DE – U-Rock w/ Boy with Apple
  • 27/04: Paris, FR – *******     TBA    (Supersonic Records w/ Varsovie)

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