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Grandtheft's Quit This City

posted Dec 5, 2015, 7:14 AM by Vu Nguyen
Toronto producer Grandtheft has released his debut Quit This City EP, out today on Mad Decent / Pirates Blend in Canada. The emotional video for "Quit This City" (feat. Lowell) was directed by John Poliquin and debuted on Pitchfork, documenting a sex worker in Barcelona struggling to provide for her two children. Stream the EP via Stereogum and catch Grandtheft on tour near you.

From director John Poliquin:
"Shot across two nights in Barcelona with a primarily Spanish cast and crew, these scenes are a combination of conventional filmmaking and on-the-wall documentary observations. Many of the scenes were filmed in the rowdy nightlife district where the camera had to be concealed at points for safety. The scenes where the girls are working the corner was photographed on a long lens from across the street, which led to the actresses being approached by both police and men looking to hire sex workers. Some of the men who approached the actresses were disrespectful and harassing, which unfortunately mirrored the malicious spirit of the final man in the film."
 
Grandtheft Tour Dates:

12-05 Pittsburgh, PA - 415 Bingham Street
12-11 Atlanta, GA - Havana Club
12-12 Minneapolis, MN - Bar Fly  
12-30 Phoenix, AZ - Decadence

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