Pterodactyl Problems will have you on pins and needles with their new video for Paresthesia — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Written and directed by the Toronto alt-rock outfit’s frontman Davey White, the cinematic clip follows a troubled young woman fighting for her life after being trapped in a world where danger seemingly lurks around every corner — and her own dark, downwardly spiralling impulses may be her only real enemy as she struggles to find her path to escape and recovery.
As hard-hitting musically as it is emotionally, Paresthesia is the leadoff cut from the fiercely original band’s upcoming debut album Esoteric Hobbies, one the most distinctive, eccentric, ambitious and accomplished discs to hit the Canadian music scene in years. And a disc that’s long overdue. With rock on the verge of extinction and great bands on the endangered species list, it’s high time for a new breed of artist to rise from the sludge pits and usher in the next musical age.
Pterodactyl Problems are undeniably the band to lead that charge. But don’t let their Jurassic handle fool you. These fiercely original, high-flying Torontonians aren’t some dinosaur-rock throwback. They’re a bold new hybrid — a gender-bending, genre-defiling, firebreathing entity gene-spliced from four distinct musical personalities. And their disc Esoteric Hobbies — whose dynamic and diverse musical DNA is woven together from strands of heavy alt-metal, folk, glam, prog, jazz, blues, classical and more — heralds the next stage in the evolution of rock.
The four-headed beast of Pterodactyl Problems — which also features unrepentant metalhead guitarist Jack Neila and drummer Oliver Salathiel, along with musically multi-faceted bassist Ciarán Neely — will debut Esoteric Hobbies with promises to be an outrageous concert at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Friday, March 8. Go to their website for tickets, then connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.