Premiere: Car Seat Headrest-Affiliated Naked Giants Show Retro Swagger In The ‘TV’ Video

01.18.18 1 month ago

The E Street Band. The Revolution. The Band. The list of legendary backing groups could go on and on, and while Naked Giants aren’t on that list yet, they do currently have the gig backing up one of music’s most exciting rising songwriters, Car Seat Headrest. But, like many backing bands, Naked Giants are also their own band, and they have been making music in their native Seattle since 2015. On March 30th, they’ll offer up their debut full-length, SLUFF, via New West Records, as they prepare for a tour with Car Seat Headrest where they’ll serve as both openers and as part of the headlining act.

To announce the record, Naked Giants offer up the Sean Downey-directed video for “TV,” full of retro swagger and guitar-swinging irreverence that taps into the still-beating heart of the genre. In the band’s bio, drummer Henry LaVallee notes, “I just want to make as much noise and have as much fun and get as sweaty as I can, and if that resonates with people, that’s who I want in my life.” And that philosophy is on full display in the clip, as the song swells to a full-on psychedelic freakout before its close.

Check out the video above, and look for Naked Giants debut record SLUFF on March 30th. Pre-order SLUFF here and check out their current tour dates below.

01/26 — Bozeman, MT @ Rialto*
03/12-03/18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/29 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
04/06 — Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall*
04/08 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory*
04/10 — Missoula, MT @ Top Hat*
04/11 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
04/12 — Tacoma, WA @ Real Art*
04/13 — Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo*
04/14 — Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater*
05/16 — Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre*
05/18 — Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC*
05/19 — Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory*
05/21 — Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2*
05/22 — Bristol, UK @ SWX*
05/23 — London, UK @ Roundhouse*
05/25 — Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique*
05/26 — Paris, France @ Le Trabendo*
05/28 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso*
05/29 — Koln, Germany @ Kantine*
05/30 — Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich*
05/31 — Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg*
*appearing with Car Seat Headrest

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