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Speedy Ortiz share video for “American Horror”, plus new tour dates

on July 30, 2014, 3:07pm

In February, Northampton, Massachusetts indie rockers Speedy Ortiz followed up their thrilling 2013 debut, Major Arcana, with the concise but fulfilling Real Hair EP. That release’s best song was undoubtedly opener “American Horror”, with its ripping guitars and frontwoman Sadie Dupuis’ confident wordplay. Today, that track gets its own music video, one filled with strange cartoons and vivid daydreams.

Directed by Peter Binswanger, the cartoony visual dives deep into the band’s imaginations. It turns out the members of Speedy Ortiz have some scary thoughts, as guest appearances from the devil himself, a lightning-eyed samurai, an animated cyclops, and a Black Swan-esque ballerina make the “American Horror” title very apt. Watch it below (via Pitchfork)

The band has also extended their tour, adding a 25-show North American fall jaunt with Fucked Up. Previously scheduled dates include stops at the Pygmalion Festival in Illinois and the Midpoint Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Full dates are below.

Speedy Ortiz 2014 Tour Dates:
08/07 – Skipton, UK @ Heslaker Farm
08/12 – Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus
08/13 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
08/14 – Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert
08/14 – Glanusk, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/15 – London, UK @ Jabberwocky Festival
08/23 – Monterey, CA @ First City Festival
09/06 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
09/26 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/27 -Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst
10/05 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
10/07 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
10/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/09 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive #
10/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
10/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room #
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
10/16 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
10/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl #
10/18 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
10/19 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater #
10/23 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium #
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry #
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
10/26 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House #
10/27 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
10/28 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore #
10/29 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House #
10/30 – Allston, MA @ The Great Scott #
10/31 – Hamden, CT @ The Space #
11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands #
11/02 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
11/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
11/06 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #

* = w/ Fucked Up
# = w/ Ex Hex

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