Montreal Shoegaze Artist Venus Furs unveils final instalment of ‘video tour’! ‘Page Before’ Out Today!

The Final Stop On The Venus Furs ‘Video Tour‘ Out April 28
Every Album Track Released With Video During Touring Lockdown

Montreal shoegazer Venus Furs is delighted to unveil Page Before, the latest and final cut from its self-titled debut album. 

In Page Before, the song that closes Venus Furs‘ debut album with a visceral, renewed energy, the narrator shows up to a party only to find that it’s his own wake. His soul seems to rush out of his body as the bass surges upward, soon joined by a delirious deluge of guitars. Amidst the walls of sound and driving rhythms, the finer instrumental aspects are not lost; each can be picked out from the turbulent blur, but in unison they enhance each other, creating a polychromatic and passionate whole.

Page Before is a song about walking into a party with a weird vibe, only to discover that you’re walking into your own wake.  There’s a nod to We Are Scientists in the lyrics (‘the scene is cold and the party’s dead’), and an abrupt change around the two-minute mark, to a bass-driven riff that builds and builds to a crescendo, with delayed noise solos matched in performance with panning, for a trippy headphone experience. This song is particularly meaningful to me because it’s been closing my live sets for the last few years as well as both my recently released debut album, and also my series of music videos that I released to accompany each track on the album.

“I spent 5 years in studio working on my debut album partly due to perfectionism – to capture the sound I heard in my head – and partly as a scapegoat to avoid working on aspects of my life that required a lot of focus.  I was in the middle of planning a tour to celebrate the album’s release when covid’s first lockdown took place last March, and since touring’s been out of the question for the time being, I made it a new project to create a video to accompany each track of the album.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great friends and collaborators on these videos – Sean Mundy, Hart, Patchouli’s Light Show and Justis Krar, who directed both this video for Page Before, as well as my previous video for New Inspiration.” – Paul Kasner, aka Venus Furs

photo credit: Sean Mundy

“For the video, I wanted to connect the lively instrumentation to the darkness and mystery of the lyrics. Flashes of colour, saturated layers above muddled hazy backgrounds, and shrouded figures are found throughout the video. Animating movement and changing to full screen was done to follow the journey of the song through to the climatic ending.” – Justis Krar, Video Director (IMMV Productions)

About Venus Furs

Venus Furs is the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer and self-described “perfectionist”. In the preceding years the act has taken many forms, supporting the likes of The Horrors and The Twilight Sad as he worked on refining and determining exactly what Venus Furs was meant to be. After years of hard work and multiple hurdles, Kasner recently released Venus Furs, a rigorously crafted set of songs that voyage heedlessly through sonic and mental terrain in a way that could only be the product of a single idiosyncratic mind.

Buy Venus Furs’ self-titled debut album on vinyl or CD at Bandcamp

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