posted August 27th, 2012

An' wot's a video, anyway? Does it embody the song or the does the song embody the video? Does it merely compliment the sound, or does tha visual describe the literal up-and-down of the words-n-music play? "Glyphs" may be working on a tune, or perhaps it's simply for people who took hippie showers. Or maybe it's about them? Wot's the burning effigy, is it representative of the ancient past? Who's the pretty boy and all his young dudes and the flag and drums and the burning? How to contemplate....mmm. We understand that Sic Alps is an American band, despite the Beatles-y, Walrus-y twists in their sound, that this time, they're singing about writing atop their stoned string shamble, and that furthermore, this "Glyphs" vid's got a visi-suggestion of couching work in play - a day at the beach, it almost seems! That's an attractive proposition. Wot's more, the Yellow Manager Hollies in the song's sign-off are right up our ally, too. Sic Alps have self-titled their latest LP, out on September 18th - because it's just them, you know wot I mean? You'll hear "Glyphs" on S/T, sure, but you can watch "Glyphs" now, here. Massive tour will be peaking, dates below the video!

9/7/12 Make Out Room San Francisco CA
9/8/12 Uptown Night Club Oakland CA
9/9/12 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/10/12 Bar Pink San Diego CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/29/12 Sophia's Thai Kitchen Davis CA
10/1/12 The Android House Caldwell Boise ID
10/2/12 VFW Missoula MT w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/3/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/4/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/6/12 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/7/12 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/8/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/9/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/11/12 The Shanty Eureka CA
10/12/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/13/12 The Holland Project Reno NV
10/14/12 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT w/ Cheap Time
10/15/12 Rhinoceropolis Denver CO
10/16/12 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence KS
10/17/12 Turf Club St. Paul MN
10/18/12 Empty Bottle Chicago IL w/AZITA & The Funs
10/19/12 Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft Louisville KY
10/21/12 PJ's Lager House Detroit MI
10/22/12 Double Double Land Toronto ON Canada
10/23/12 Divan Orange Montreal Canada
10/25/12 Radio Somerville MA
10/26/12 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia PA early show - 7pm!
10/26/12 Haverford College Haverford PA (students only)
10/28/12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
10/29/12 Comet Ping Pong Washington DC
10/30/12 The Werehouse/Krankies Coffee Winston-Salem NC
10/31/12 Black Cat Burrito Boone NC
11/1/12 529 Atlanta GA
11/2/12 The Bottletree Birmingham AL
11/8/12 Burger Records Fullerton CA

Artists in this story: Sic Alps