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KEN Mode are knockouts with These Tight Jeans video

Posted by on September 24, 2015

Having released Success in June, KEN Mode are currently out on a massive tour with the likes of Conduct, Fuck The Facts, and Child Bite. Now the band has released a video for “These Tight Jeans” and yes, it features vocalist and guitarist Jesse Matthewson doing some actual Muay Thai-style fighting.

In an interview with Noisey, Matthewson talks about some of the fellow musicians he’s sparred with:

“I’ve definitely done some light sparring and BJJ with Morgan (Kill the Client) several times when in Austin, did some pad work with Phil Dubois (ex Revocation) when we were on tour with them, and I’ve done some sparring with Todd from Propagandhi when he was still training at my gym in Winnipeg, but I’ve never been crushed by anyone like Eugene yet, despite his contribution to our new record. David from Rosetta and I kept talking about rolling while we were out with them, but it’s never materialized as we never have any time when we’re in Philadelphia.”

When this song came out back in April, Matthewson said it was a stab at, “the ‘hater’ culture that plagues the media, social networking, and our daily lives,” and suggested that such people should, “go run a marathon, do some push-ups, read a book, create something: get a life.” Or get in the ring, perhaps, and blow off some steam!

KEN Mode are still on a 40+ date tour that started earlier this month.

KEN Mode 2015 tour dates:

9/24 – Kansas City, MO @ miniBar #
9/25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
9/26 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall #
9/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
9/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge #
9/30 – Tallahassee, FL @ Liberty Bar #
10/1 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s #
10/2 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub #
10/3 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 #
10/4 – Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway #
10/6 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #
10/7 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie #
10/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron #
10/10 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar #^
10/11 – Boston, MA @ Mid East Upstairs ^
10/13 – St. John, NB @ Pub Down Under ^
10/14 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub ^
10/15 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex ^%
10/16 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti ^
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus ^
10/18 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch ^
10/19 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ ^
10/20 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion ^
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha ^
10/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe ^
10/23 – London, ON @ Call the Office ^
10/24 – Windsor, ON @ Dominion House ^
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House *
10/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class *
10/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project *
10/28 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *~
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise *~
10/30 – Columbia, MO @ Social Room ~
10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo ~
11/1 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge ~
11/2 – Dubuque, IA @ The Lift ~
11/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club ~
11/4 – Madison, WI @ Dragon Fly Lounge ~
11/5 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag ~
11/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA ~
11/7 – Winnipeg, MB @ the Windsor +

+ with Conduct
% with Fuck the Facts
# with Child Bite
^ with Life in Vacuum
* with We Are Hex
~ with Lo-Pan

(via Noisey)

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