Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Dead of Night” by Orville Peck

Photo by Carlos Santolalla

Meet Orville Peck, an enigmatic, masked country-singing cowboy from Toronto.

Peck’s beguiling “Dead of Night” from his forthcoming album, Pony,  sounds like the eccentric love child between the themes from Twin Peaks and Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti western classic The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The masked country crooner releases his Sub Pop debut on March 22nd.

“Dead of Night” is a torch song about two hustlers traveling through the Nevada desert. With touches of goth-noir, the video follows Orville and his companions — a washed up gambler, a Cubano boxer, a Senegalese cowgirl, and a Wild West club kid (Played by Hopper Penn, Alex Cammen, Magné Ndiaye and Dez Sam, respectively) — through Nevada, and was shot on location in at the legendary Chicken Ranch brothel (the real-life inspiration for The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas), and features many of the women who work there.

Peck plays Boot & Saddle on April 25th. Watch the video for “Dead of Night” below. The alluring ambience of the visuals perfectly matches Peck’s Roy Orbison-meets-Nick Cave-meets-Chris Isaak crooning style.

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