Dante Elephante have released the video for their new single "Call Me (on the phone)", directed by Ivan Diaz and song produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen (The Lemon Twigs, Whitney). The video premiered on Friday via Funny or Die.
"The song is about my first 6 months being single after a 3-year relationship," shares Ruben Zarate, frontman and founder of Dante Elephante. "The verses are positive about going out and having a good time. Then, when I was writing the song, my ex called me while I was sitting on the piano just to "talk." It was a pretty average talk. She rambles about how she's been since the break up and I gave short responses on how I've been. We hang up, I sit at the piano again, and then the first thing that came out of my mouth was "call me on the phone / cause you know what it does / it says, I have to be someone I'm not"."
"Call Me", a track that perfectly articulates life after a long-term break-up, is the first sign of much anticipated new music from the Santa Barbara-bred rockers. Zarate shared with FLOOD Magazine, who premiered the track earlier this month, "this is the song that plays constantly in my head when I'm at my shitty part time job. I'm excited for everyone to hear this song that's been my little secret for a little over a year. I can't wait to hit the road hard in 2018 and release this new record."
Dante Elephante is gearing up for their upcoming tour co-headlining with Sego in March, climaxing with a performance at SXSW at 720 Club on Thursday, March 15th in Austin, TX.
3/1 - Seven Grand - San Diego, CA
3/2 - SoHo - Santa Barbara, CA
3/4 - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
3/6 - Corrales Bistro - Corrales, NM
3/7 - Taos Mesa Brewing - El Prado, NM
3/9 - KIVA - San Marcos, TX
3/10 - Shipping & Receiving - Fort Worth, TX
3/11 - Satellite Bar - Houston, TX
3/12-18 - SXSW - Austin, TX (720 Club on 3/15)
3/20 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
3/21-25 - Treefort Fest - Boise, ID
3/26 - Vera Project - Seattle, WA
3/27 - Bunk Bar - Portland, OR
3/29 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
3/31 - Saloon BBQ - Ventura, CA