Watch: KEN mode – ‘Learning to Be Too Cold’

Photo: Brenna Faris

Noise rockers KEN mode released Loved, their seventh album, earlier this year. The trio are all set to hit the road in support of that album beginning this weekend, kicking it off with a brand new music video for “Learning to Be Too Cold.”

“‘Learning To Be Too Cold’ was the last song written in the session for this record,” guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson. “We salvaged a few riffs from a track that we demoed in May of 2017 with the working title of ‘The Moody Idiot’ and added three new parts that we wrote just after Skot [Hamilton, bass/vocals] found out that his father died. The riffs are like scraping bones and metal together, and the lyrics are some of the most demeaning and harsh of the entire album. Skot claims the song does not make him feel good by association, and is consequently his favorite song on the record.”

The video—which pairs the song with scattered visuals of burning buildings, book pages and bursts of lightning—won’t make the song seem any brighter and we wouldn’t expect anything less. Watch it below; Loved is out now on Season of Mist. All announced tour dates can be found below the video.

Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 14 Chicago, IL @ Live Wire
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Oct 16 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
Oct 18 Atlanta, GA @ Basement
Oct 19 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Oct 20 Falls Church, VA @ VFW 9278
Oct 21 Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 23 Portland, ME @ Geno’s
Oct 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Oct 25 Rochester, NY @ Photo City
Oct 26 Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Oct 27 Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Oct 28 Quebec City, QC @ La Source De La Martiniere
Oct 29 Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ

European tour w/ Birds In Row & Coilguns
Nov 15 Joué, FR @ Temps Machine
Nov 16 Orléans, FR @ Astrolabe
Nov 17 Bordeaux, FR @ Void
Nov 18 Toulouse, FR @ Rex
Nov 19 Montpellier, FR @ Blacksheep
Nov 20 Clermont, FR @ Raymond
Nov 21 Lausanne, CH @ Romandie
Nov 22 Besancon, FR @ L’Antonnoir
Nov 23 Kalsruhe, DE @ Die Stadtmitte
Nov 24 Gigors, FR @ CBGC’s
Nov 25 Milano, IT @ Magnolia
Nov 27 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur
Nov 28 Le Havre, FR @ Fort de Tourneville
Nov 29 Paris, FR @ Le Petit Bain
Dec 1 London, UK @ MacBeth
Dec 2 Brussels, BE @ Magasin4