Last summer, Chicago’s Ratboys released its debut album AOID, though that simple statement betrays how much work went into it. The band was initially launched as an acoustic duo, with Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan slowly building a membership around their songs, which took five full years to congeal. Now, Ratboys are moving at a quicker pace, as evinced by its latest single, “Not Again.” The A.V. Club is premiering the video for the song below, which sees Ratboys garage jam—inside Chicago DIY space, Gnarnia—turn into a paint-balloon war. It’s a video that gets a little messy, but shows that Ratboys are still doing a great job of crafting county-inspired indie jams.
Ratboys tour dates
June 21—The DAAC—Grand Rapids, MI
June 22—The Rockery—Wyandotte, MI
June 23—The Bug Jaro—Rochester, NY
June 24—Palisades*—New York, NY
June 25—The Legion*—Wallingford, CT
June 26—Middle East Upstairs*—Boston, MA
June 28—Philamoca*—Philadelphia, PA
June 29—DC9*—Washington, D.C.
June 30—Gallery 5*—Richmond, VA
July 1—Chump Jungle—Pittsburgh, PA
July 2—Fool Mansion—Akron, OH
July 3—Donato’s Basement—Columbus, OH
July 4—Oak Fest—Oak Forest, IL
* = w/ Pinegrove