Summer Melancholy: Tuskha – “First Date”



“First Date:


Tuskha’s second single from his upcoming album is out.  “First Date” is a beautiful, endearing yet sad song.  According to the director of the video,

“When I heard “First Date,” I was struck by how sweetly melancholy it was- hopeful but somewhat reserved. I wanted the imagery to possess the same qualities, a balance between simplicity and depth. We filmed at the nearly-abandoned Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, which was once a bustling spot like any other mall in America. It is still open, but what remains is a strange coming together of no-name stores and a food court with three Salvadorian restaurants. Dustin Lane did a fantastic job building on quiet moments and allowing the performance to shine through. We shot on 35mm and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product.”  – Elise Tyler

The video matches the melancholy of the song.  I love Tuskha.  He is on tour right now.  Make sure you catch him.  I know I am.

Upcoming Dates

7/7 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits*
7/8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird*
7/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
7/10 – Boise, ID – The Olympic*
7/11 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett*
7/12 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
7/13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
7/15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
7/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram*
7/17 – San Diego, CA – Irenic*
7/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
7/29 – Norman, OK – The Opolis*
7/30 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café*
8/2 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*
8/3 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
8/4 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch*
8/5 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
8/6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café*
8/7 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate Revival*
8/9 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower*
8/10 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
8/11 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
8/13 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Music Festival
9/10 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival #

* with Wye Oak

# with Sylvan Esso & Vince Staples

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