Age Pryor, veteran cast member of Fly My Pretties and founding member of The Woolshed Sessions and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has now added his own track to the growing Congress of Animals recorded catalogue with his new single, Burning Sun.
Burning Sun is a driving song, inspired by Age’s travels through the vast and varied landscapes of America. Age tells the story; “The song came to me as soon as I got home to New Zealand from a mammoth 40-show, 3 month tour of USA in 2016 with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. We saw everything - from snaking snow-covered roads in Washington State to summery peaceful weather in California, the gorgeous warm and open vistas of Arizona, spooky suburban emptiness, big city East Coast bridges and skyscrapers, country roads, little port towns, and the constant interior of a Transporter van with our band whānau sleeping or looking bleary-eyed out the window. Infused in all of these visual memories is the feeling of danger, excitement and adrenaline that comes with taking risks and leaping off, deep into the unknown.”
The music video for Burning Sun is directed by Age Pryor and is comprised from outtakes from that very tour. Shot on the road, it gives the viewer their own window seat view on a mesmerizing journey across America.
Recorded with the help of Congress of Animals, a loose consortium of studio musicians and performers, the song features the vocal talents of Wellington-based singer-songwriter, Deanne Krieg who has become another regular contributor to the group. You can see Deanne perform in Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Auckland and Leigh as part of the Strange Caravan tour.
Congress of Animals and Under The Radar Presents
The STRANGE CARAVAN Tour
Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords)
Age Pryor (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions, Wellington Internatinal Ukulele Orchestra)
Justin Firefly (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions)
Nigel Collins (Flight of the Conchords, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra)
Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French For Rabbits)
15 November Blue Smoke / supported by Emily Browning Christchurch
16 November Captain Cook / supported by Lucy Hunter Dunedin
17 November Sherwood Queenstown (SOLD OUT)
18 November Sherwood Queenstown
22 November Haumoana Hall Hawke’s Bay
23 November Haumoana Hall Hawke’s Bay (SOLD OUT)
24 November Meow Wellington
29 November Totara St Tauranga
30 November Hollywood Cinema / supported by Jess Bailey Auckland
1 December Leigh Sawmill Cafe Leigh
A collection of recorded works from the Congress Of Animals collective titled Luxury Motel for Cats - featuring songs from Justin Firefly Clarke, Nigel Collins, Age Pryor and Ben Lemi - will release 7 December 2018.
Tickets for The Strange Caravan Tour are available now through undertheradar.co.nz