Laetitia Sadier – “The Rule of the Game” (video) + Tour Dates

Everyone knows sh*t’s fucked up. Social services are being gutted to support the ultimately suicidal greed of the 1%. Conservative extremists are running wild, eroding political discourse to baseless, hysterical meems.

Far too often, pop music is used as a distraction for the 99%, or even as outright propaganda. Certainly, Katy Perry has been promoting the military as much as she promotes her own perfume. Laetitia Sadier don’t play that.

Rather than suck up to the powers that be, to try and be the half-time entertainment at the apocalypse, Sadier uses her star power to shine a light in the darkened corners that the government’s corporate backers would rather stay dark.

“The Rule of the Game” is one of the most powerful statement on the album, examining the contemporary class struggle as it gives way to fascism. And yet, despite the heavy subject matter, Sadier pens purely poetic lyrics and sets them to such an ethereal instrumental, surprisingly peaking on jaunty go-go jam, that one may be completely ignorant of the song’s meaning and still enjoy its aesthetics. It’s deeply beautiful and beautifully deep.


TOUR DATES

09/15/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

09/16/12 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot

09/18/12 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel

09/19/12 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal Festival

09/20/12 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Cafe

09/21/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

09/22/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

09/23/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

09/25/12 – Washington, DC @ DC9

09/26/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe

09/27/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

09/28/12 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

09/29/12 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin

09/30/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar

10/03/12 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

10/04/12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

10/05/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

10/06/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Culture Collide Festival

10/10/12 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

10/11/12 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling Music Festival

11/05/12 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute

11/06/12 – Glasgow, UK @ Captains Rest

11/07/12 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s

11/09/12 – Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club

11/10/12 – Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh

11/12/12 – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe

11/13/12 – London, UK @ XOYO

11/14/12 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky MIkes

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