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

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    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)

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    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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