iDKHOW’s “Social Climb” Music Video
Spoofs the Beautiful and Toxic People of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA — (Thursday, August 8, 2019) — Dallon Weekes’ I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) takes aim at the many toxic aspects of the Los Angeles entertainment business culture in its new music video, “Social Climb.” The video takes an acerbic look at the beautiful people, the very well-to-do, the truly decadent, the purely bored, the social climbers where everything is grand, so grand it’s a wonder anyone can stand it. You can check out the video here.
“'Social Climb' is about my experiences living in L.A. for almost a decade, orbiting this world of celebrity and money,” said Weekes. "The parties that must be attended, the behaviors that must be adopted, and just not feeling part of that sphere. It’s what it feels like to be alone in a crowded room.”
Presented along the lines of a mandatory corporate retreat-style training video, “Social Climb” was directed by musician/writer/TV producer Christian Jacobs and shot in Salt Lake City at the McCune Mansion, an opulent estate built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Weekes, and iDKHOW touring drummer Ryan Seaman, performed the song in various rooms of the manor among an oh-so-refined yet glitzy gathering of the living dead.
iDKHOW is the brainchild of Dallon Weekes, former long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and co-writer of that band’s Platinum album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!. With iDKHOW, Weekes creates a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative with magnetic pop vocals and some seriously dark, but witty lyrics, as evident in “Social Climb.” Having enlisted long-time friend drummer Ryan Seaman, the live show is deliriously audacious and thoroughly engaging.
iDKHOW just wrapped the Spring/Summer portion of its North American Tour “Night Heat,” and will hit the road again on August 9 with two big radio shows, 94/7 KNRK in Portland, and Seattle’s 107.7 The End. iDKHOW will then head to Europe for a series of major outdoor festivals including Pukkelpop, Reading, and Leeds, returning to America to play Riot Fest in Chicago in September. Dates are below.
9 94/7 KNRK An Unforgettable August, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
10 107.7FM’s The End Summer Camp, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
15 Openair Gampel, Gampel-bratsch, Switzerland
16 Frequency Festival, St. Aegidius, Austria
17 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
18 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
20 Luxor, Cologne, Germany
22 Electric Ballroom, London, UK
23 Reading Festival, Reading, UK
24 Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
13 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
The heart and soul of I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is Dallon Weekes, long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind Panic's Platinum release Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!. iDKHOW's music is a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative, with swaggering, magnetic pop vocals and witty, sardonic lyrics. iDKHOW released its six-song debut EP, 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) in late 2018, that has topped 60-million global streams to date. Weekes enlisted good friend and professional drummer Ryan Seaman to play drums on three of the EP's tracks as well as on live dates.
IDKHOW's debut single, "Choke” became a Top 15 track on the Alternative Radio charts - not bad for a brand new artist’s debut single - and has accumulated more than 40-million plays, and Alternative Press and the UK's Rock Sound have already put iDKHOW on their respective covers. iDKHOW's quirky backstory: a lost act from the late 70s/early 80s that never quite made it, but its rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today's resources like YouTube. iDKHOW is getting a second chance for the first time.