It’s no surprise Speedy Ortiz’s 2015 album Foil Deer is all over every year-end best-of list. The Massachusetts indie-rock noise-pop act not only makes dope tunes that sink under your skin, but also stand for what they believe in and do all they can to make shit better. Now they’re back with a new video to celebrate their upcoming all-ages tour. Directed by Elle Schneider D, the video for “My Dead Girl” is a David Lynch inspired journey. In a press release, drummer Mike Falcone explained why Lynch is the band’s favorite neo-noir filmmaker…
He’s the master when it comes to emulation of dreams. Mulholland Drive might have the best two-hour dream sequence out of any movie because it feels like a vivid subconscious progression. An extreme scenario might generate a completely nonchalant reaction, or vice versa. Bizarre details can feel totally logical. This is partially why the puppets are in our video. When you’re within a dream, puppets hanging out at a casino might make complete sense.
Check out the hazy video above. Speedy Ortiz are about to go on tour, headlining a series of all-ages shows from which 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Girls Rock Camp Foundation. Speaking further about the tour, Speedy Ortiz’ Sadie Dupuis said…
We toured non-stop in 2015 and wanted to cap it off playing a series of all ages shows (which is always our favorite kind of show). We’ve also wanted to do a tour with a charity fundraising component for a long while. We’ve done a few fundraisers this year–for the Ferguson Library and the Baltimore Food Bank–but for this tour, we wanted to do something that had a national impact while still supporting local communities.
The Girls Rock Camp Foundation was the perfect choice. GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids. Girls Rock helps level the music business’ playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way. We love the work GRCF does, and are proud to support them on this tour–and can’t wait to play with a Girls Rock Boston band at our hometown show! We’re also so lucky that our friend Michael DeForge, one of the best comics writers and illustrators around, has designed a narrative poster series to help benefit GRCF as well.
Pretty awesome right? Check out the tour dates below and if you haven’t yet, grab a copy of their album Foil Deer, out now on Carpark Records.
12/8 – Providence, RI @ AS220 with Downtown Boys, Whore paint
12/9 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs with Downtown Boys, Ursula 12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church with: Downtown Boys, Palm, Anomie *special DJ set by Allison Crutchfield
12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn with: Downtown Boys, Eskimeaux, Very Fresh *special DJ sets by Jenn & Liz Pelly
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades with: Aye Nako, Dirty Dishes, Gemma
12/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery with: Beauty Pill, Aye Nako
12/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel with: Aye Nako, Atta Girl
12/15 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook with: Aye Nako, No Love *special DJ set by Merge Records DJs
12/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn with: Aye Nako, Suno Deko
12/17 – Nashville, TN @ The End with: Aye Nako, Idle Bloom, Gnarwhal
12/18 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage with: Aye Nako, Didi, hoe garden