Kirin J. Callinan Tools Around Cuba in “S.A.D.” Video; New Album ‘Bravado’ Coming in June

Kirin J. Callinan Tools Around Cuba in “S.A.D.” Video; New Album ‘Bravado’ Coming in June


Our favorite Aussie weirdo Kirin J. Callinan has shared a video for his single “S.A.D.” (just another song about drugs). This new visual, which you can watch below, finds the artist popping up all over Cuba. The video’s release coincides with the start of his North American tour with Pond. Kirin also shared more information about his sophomore solo album. Entitled Bravado, the record is due out June 9, 2017 on Terrible Records.

For the video, Kirin enlisted the help of Australian photographer Danny Cohen, whose other credits include King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s “Gamma Knife” video and the photograph of Mac DeMarco standing in a cigarette shower. The video features Kirin posing for the camera in a variety of locations in Cuba. In one shot he’s riding a tractor, in another he’s dancing in the street, and in yet another he’s modeling an elephant Speedo that showcases his schlong. The video not only shows off Kirin’s bravado and quirky sense of humor, but is also an excellent travelogue of Cuba.

Kirin’s tour with Aussie psych rockers Pond kicked off last night in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall. It makes two stops in New York, May 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 10 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available. Kirin also tacked on to his tour a date in London and some shows in Australia. See below.

“S.A.D.”, as well as the previously released new track “Bravado”, are featured on Bravado. The album also includes collaborations with Sean Nicholas Savage, Alex Cameron, Connan Mockasin, the Finn Family and more. The track list is below. You can pre-order the LP here.

Kirin also contributed to another project that is getting some play, The Night Game’s 80s-infused debut track “The Outfield.” The Night Game is the new musical outlet of Matt Johnson, frontman of Boys Like Girls. You can listen to the new song below.


Bravado Track List
1. My Moment feat. Sean Nicholas Savage
2. S.A.D.
3. Down 2 Hang feat. James Chance
4. Living Each Day feat. Connan Mockasin
5. Big Enough feat. Alex Cameron
6. Family Home feat. Finn Family
7. Tellin’ Me This feat. Jorge Elbrecht
8. This Whole Town feat. STAR
9. Friend Of Lindy Morrison feat. Weyes Blood

KIRIN J CALLINAN US TOUR DATES (opening for Pond)
4/25 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
4/27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
4/28 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
4/29 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
5/2 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
5/3 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
5/5 – Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON
5/6 – Waking Windows – Winooski, VT
5/7 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
5/9 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
5/10 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
5/11 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
5/12 – Black Cat – Washington, DC

5/31 O2 Academy – Brixton London UK (with Mac DeMarco)
6/9 The Foundary – Brisbane AU
6/10 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney AU (as part of Vivid Featival)
6/15 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne AU
6/16 Ed’s Castle – Adelaide AU
6/17 The Rosemount – Hotel Perth AU
6/18 Mojo’s – Fremantle AU
7/23 Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay