First Watch:

Squirrel Flower

“Daylight Savings”


words by tom johnson

One of 2016’s most lasting releases, Squirrel Flower’s Contact Sports EP – released on cassette via It Takes Time Records – finds fresh impetus today, in this new year, with the release of a brand new video for one of its most touching moments; the heartfelt ode to the¬†seasons that is “Daylight Savings”.

Led by the torch-like glow of Ell√§ Williams’ stirring lead voice, the track itself is a powerful document of change, a track that first feints and stumbles before its driven forward by a surprisingly boisterous burst of instrumentation, that still feels wildly intoxicating to this day. Lent even greater weight by the new video, which was directed and filmed by Melissa Fandos and Nadiri Saunders, and features a stirring montage of performance and dance, the whole thing adds up to something moving and remarkable; a four-minute trip in to another world that will stay with you for days and days.

Scroll down for a full set of Squirrel Flower tour dates, and here’s a fuller introduction to the new video, which you can view below right now:

“As Squirrel Flower remains immobilized and exposed, an alternate narrative plays out of the two dancers. Transitioning from day into night while capturing the landscape of Grinnell, Iowa, where Ella lives, represents the sudden time change when daylight savings occurs. This highlights that both love and daylight savings are surreal, inevitable, and out of your control.”


Tour Dates:

6/11: Cambridge, MA – Lilypad

6/12: Portland, ME – Zero Station

6/13: Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien

6/14: New Paltz, NY – Commissary Cafe

6/15: Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville

6/16: Richmond, VA – Lucy Lane

6/17: Asheville, NC – Revolve

6/18: Nashville, TN – Wilburn St Tavern

6/19: Chicago, IL – House of Heavy Petting

6/20: Des Moines, IA – Kitty City

6/21: Bloomington, IN – Blockhouse

6/22: Athens, OH – The New Happiness



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