British Columbia

H.E.R. Anonymously Hiding in Plain Site With Optimism

H.E.R. Anonymously Hiding in Plain Site With Optimism

By Jordan Yeager VANCOUVER – Cultivating and maintaining a public persona is a core element of modern life. In an…


Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • BeatRoute is excited to announce our 2017 Christmas party thathellip
  • M For Montreal industry panel Views of the six howtomakeitintoronto
  • Had a great time with dearrouge at the JUNO Awardshellip
  • A pioneer in the evolution of electronic music thegrainymustard caughthellip
  • Thanks to director  curator of thepolygongallery Reid Shier forhellip
  • VIDEO PREMIERE! Vancouver rock n roll basement dweller Eric Campbellhellip
  • Silicon Valley star TJ Miller is a comedian with somehellip
  • WHY LISA WHY!? Email contestsbeatrouteca for your chance to winhellip
  • Full throttle rock n roll with partnerband at mformontreal2017

Video premiere: A punk love tragedy in Girlfriends and Boyfriends’ new track ‘Forgiven Lust’

Friday 06th, November 2015 / 10:53
By Lily Keenan

VANCOUVER — Leather-clad hitchhikers break hearts and burn highways in the latest video from ’80s-inspired Vancouver post-punk band Girlfriends and Boyfriends. “Forgiven Lust” is from the trio’s upcoming full-length LP, Our Garden, which is to be released November 20th.

The clip is a dramatic pastiche of love and lust, cast against the backdrop of a brooding Vancouver landscape. Created by Wayne Moreheart and Corey MacGregor, the punk-rock melodrama is inherently tied to the bands heavily ’80s-influenced style. “Wayne and I really like a lot of the same cheesy ’80s movies like River’s Edge,” says lead vocalist Grant Minor. “We were really inspired by that kind of aesthetic but also wanted to create something that was a little tongue-in-cheek so we could still laugh about it.”

Photo: Wayne Moreheart

Photo: Wayne Moreheart

As punk lovers cling to each other in the moonlight, there can be no doubt that the video achieves this over-the-top style, but it carries in the band’s tradition of creating atmospheric post-punk tracks that are both energetic and melodic. Minor’s Morrissey-esque vocals interweave with rock and roll riffs and the haunting ’80s sound of strung-out synthesizers.

Check out the video now and catch Girlfriends and Boyfriends at their LP release party on November 20th at the Astoria, supported by Shadowhouse and Wire Spine.

, , , , ,

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.




Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • We  slutprophet femmewavefest   mgrondinphoto
  • hoodjoplin making everyone dance femmewavefest    mgrondinphoto
  • Check out our review of The Alberta Electronic Music Conferencehellip
  • I needed to detach and disconnect and nurture my soulhellip
  • Headliner sammusmusic is closing out femmewavefest with a bang! hellip
  • softlions all the way from San Diego for femmewavefest hellip
  • FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24  Last chance to get loose beforehellip
  • Bunwitch tearing up the Legion femmewavefest   mgrondinphoto
  • No one does it like sinzereofficial femmewavefest   mgrondinphoto