Providence’s own noise-metal band Daughters have released a new video for “Less Sex”, premiered earlier by Rolling Stone.

The black-and-white video, directed by former Daughter’s guitarist Jeremy Wabiszczewic, is a slightly NSFW, surrealist take on  that features nude models contorting themselves into various poses, and a well dressed Alexis Marshall singing into the mic. While some fans are surprised at the direction the band has taken, many feel that this was a long time coming.

Composed of vocalist Alexis Marshall, guitar player Nick Sadler, drummer Jon Syverson, and bass player Sam Walke, the Providence-based outfit have had a long but turbulent stretch as a band. After an abrupt breakup in 2009 that spurned from deep, unsolvable conflict amongst the band members, it was almost impossible to believe that Daughters would ever consider returning to the music world. But turns out an eight-year break was just what they needed. Their 2018 comeback album, You Won’t Get What You Want, was met with even more acclaim than their previous albums had ever brought in, and sparked a new era for the band. After the long, indefinite hiatus, Daughters are finally back to unveil their first ever music video, that keeps with the same dark, sensual theme the song does. It’s the perfect, vague visual for the open-ended, almost ominous lyrics of “Less Sex”.

Singer Alex Marshall reveals how this came to be. “More than a decade after Jeremy was a founding member of Daughters, he proposed an intriguing concept for a ‘Less Sex’ video, dark and unnerving, to match the mood the song carries with it,” he says. “To say we are pleased with the end result would be an egregious understatement. Our dear friend has gone all out and with that, provided us with a visual accompaniment that, quite simply, floors us with every viewing.”

“‘Less Sex’ is a visual meditation on restraint and aggression,” Wabiszczewicz told Rolling Stone in an exclusive interview. “I directed Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall and model Christine Adams in an expectedly intense and evocative performance. Composed in a minimalist black and white photographic style using oppressive and seductive imagery, ‘Less Sex’ is a juxtaposition of human beauty and ugliness.”

The video arrives as the band gets ready to roll out in support of 2018’s You Won’t Get What You Want, on their first full U.S. tour since the comeback. The four-week endeavor kicks off Feb. 16 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, and will close out March 13th with a big show at Warsaw, NYC.

In addition to a North American tour, the band will also be making a few stops across the pond for a short European tour, beginning April 5th in St. Petersburg and running just through the 20th, closing out at London’s The Dome (which is already sold out!). Dates and tickets for the remaining shows can still be found here.

US Tour Dates:

16 – Philadelphia, PA // Union Transfer
17 – Washington, DC // Black Cat
19 – Asheville, NC // Mothlight
20 – Atlanta, GA // Masquerade (Hell)
21 – Nashville, TN // Mercy Lounge
22 – Louisville, KY Zanzabar
23 – St. Louis, MO // FUBAR
24 – Oklahoma City, OK // 89th St
26 – Dallas, TX // Curtain Club
27 – Austin, TX // Barracuda
1 – Phoenix, AZ // Rebel Lounge
2 – Los Angeles, CA // The Regent
3 – San Francisco, CA // Noise Pop Festival (The Independent)
5 – Denver, CO // Gothic Theatre
7 – St. Paul, MN // Turf Club
8 – Chicago, IL // Bottom Lounge
9 – Detroit, MI // Loving Touch
10 – Toronto, ON // Lee’s Palace
11 – Montreal, QC // Fairmount
12 – Boston, MA // The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
13 – New York, NY //Warsaw