Lovable noughties weirdos The Dandy Warhols are back with a banging new track, plus glad tidings of a brand new album and a tour taking place next year.
Believe it or not, but 2019 will be the band’s 25th anniversary (gasp) so to celebrate/cash-in Portland’s finest are releasing their 10th studio album (gasp) Why You So Crazy with this joyful cut as the lead single:
Yeah, move your cursor around (or shake your phone or whatever) – the ‘Be Alright’ video is presented in magical mysterious 3D, and follows Jessica Paré (her off Mad Men) around the Dandy Warhol’s ‘Odditorium’ studio in Portland, Oregon.
Cool, huh? Here’s a few words of context from Kevin Moyer, who dreamed up the concept:
“Back in 2002, the Dandy Warhols bought a 10,000 square foot building in what was then industrial NW Portland and created The Odditorium, a place that soon became their band headquarters, recording studio, and hang out for them and all their friends and fellow artists.
“I’ve been there many times and it is such a cool and ethereal place, full of psychedelia and gothic touches and auras, that it just makes your head spin trying to take all of it in as you walk through the unique rock n roll space.
“So what better way than to use a head spinning media format to take the viewer on a magical journey through the Dandy Warhols own space and sound, with the new single ‘Be Alright’ making things exactly that along the way.”
What better way indeed. Plus they’re going to be touring, with, if keyboardist Zia McCabe is to be believed, a proper career-spanning set.
“Oh man, how are we going to fit something from each album into our set?” she said. “Don’t worry, we’ll figure it out and it will be legendary. Get ready for a massive concussion of rock and roll that’s been a quarter of a century in the making.”
She’s a real-estate agent now, by the way.
Anywho, here’s where you can expect to see them in the UK next year:
29 – Birmingham, 02 Institute
30 – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
31 – Manchester, Albert Hall
1 – London, 02 Academy Brixton