Black Belt Eagle Scout will headline Boot & Saddle this spring; watch the animated new music video for "I Said I Wouldn’t Write This Song" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

After playing Union Transfer in December, Black Belt Eagle Scout is heading out on a big North American tour this spring and will return to Philly for an intimate show at Boot & Saddle on April 13.

The project of Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul, Black Belt Eagle Scout released her sophomore album At the Party With My Brown Friends last year. Along with the tour announcement, Paul has shared a new video for the album track “I Said I Wouldn’t Write This Song.”

According to Paul, the song is about “an initial thought that you don’t think will come to fruition, but for whatever circumstances, does. It’s about that kind of craving emotion within oneself that just turns up and has to come out of you no matter what.”

Directed by Chantal Jung, the animated video brings the Alaskan coastline to life, emphasizing the region’s deep connection to Indigenous people and animals.

“The video features Northern imagery that shows aspects of Inuit life, including cloudberry picking, animal relatives and Arctic landscapes,” says Jung. “People often forget that our livelihoods are extremely connected to the environment, including the animals and plants that live among us. This video is meant to bring awareness of the land, the animals and the people who protect the land.”

Watch below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
Sat. Feb. 22 – Austin, TX @ OUTsider @ The Vortex
Tue. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (w/ Death Cab for Cutie)
Wed. Feb. 26 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Thu. Feb. 27 – Anacortes, WA @ The Business
Fri. Feb. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Sat. Feb. 29 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Thu. March 26 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
Fri. March 27 – Edmonton, AB @ The Rec Room
Sat. March 28 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
Tue. March 31 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wed. April 1 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival @ The Mill
Fri. April 3 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
Sat. April 4 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Sun. April 5 – Tallahassee, FL @ Word of South Festival (solo)
Tue. April 7 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Wed. April 8 – Toronto, ON @ The Monarch
Thu. April 9 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
Fri. April 10 – Montreal, QB @ L’esco
Sat. April 11 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
Sun. April 12 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Mon. April 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Tue. April 14 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Thu. April 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC House
Fri. April 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Sat. April 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
Sun. April 19 – Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
Tue. April 21 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Wed. April 22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado College
Fri. April 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Mon. May 18 – Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Tue. May 19 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Thu. May 21 – Utrecht, NL @ Brewpub De Kromme Haring
Fri. May 22 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Sat. May 23 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Sun. May 24 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Mon. May 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Tue. May 26 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Wed. May 27 – London, UK @ Colours
Fri. May 29 – Heidelberg, DE @ Queerfestival @ Karlstorbahnof
Sat. May 30 – Brussels, BE @ Witloof Bar

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