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Surfer Blood belatedly ring in the New Year with a new video, tour dates

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With a new album, 1000 Palms, on the horizon, it’s time for a new video from Surfer Blood. Below, The A.V. Club is premiering the clip for “I Can’t Explain,” a color-splashed and slightly wiggly romp with a cast of what appears to be hundreds. As the group’s John Paul Pitts told us, the clip—which is about the events of a New Year’s Eve party, but sped up—only came together with the help of the band’s family and friends, a lot of who just “wanted an opportunity to throw cake at each other in their favorite bar.” Pitts also notes he “had to shower and mop the floor three times after,” which sounds about right.

Surfer Blood hits the road this summer, with a full rundown of the group’s 30-odd date tour below. Fans in the New York area specifically should check out the group’s special Bowery Ballroom show on May 12, which is a benefit for the group’s guitarist, Thomas Fekete, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Guests on that show include Cults, Pop Etc., We Are Scientists, Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, and more.

1000 Palms is available to pre-order now via iTunes.

Surfer Blood tour 2015

May 8—Shaky Knees Festival—Atlanta, Georgia
May 9—The Camel—Richmond, Virginia
May 10—Rock And Roll Hotel—Washington, DC
May 11—Music Hall Of Williamsburg—Brookyln, New York
May 12—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York (Thomas Feteke benefit show)
May 14—Boot And Saddle—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 15—The Saint—Asbury Park, New Jersey
May 16—Lizard Lounge—Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 18—Musica—Akron, Ohio
May 19—Joyful Noise Recordings—Indianapolis, Indiana
May 20—The Loft—Lansing, Michigan
May 21—Blind Pig—Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 22—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois
May 23—Cactus Club—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 24—The Frequency—Madison, Wisconsin
May 26—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 27—The Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri
May 28—Firebird—St. Louis, Missouri
May 29—Fountain Square—Cincinnati, Ohio
May 30—Exit In—Nashville, Tennessee
June 8—The Chapel—San Francisco, California
June 10—Mississippi Studios—Portland, Oregon
June 11—The Crocodile Café—Seattle, Washington
June 12—Venue Nightclub—Vancouver, British Columbia
June 13—The Bartlett—Spokane, Washington
June 15—Velour Live Music Gallery—Provo, Utah
June 16—Lost Lake Lounge—Denver, Colorado
June 19—Troubadour—Los Angeles, California
June 20—The Irenic—San Diego, California
June 25—Jack Rabbits—Jacksonville, Florida
June 26—Fountain Plaza—Charlotte, North Carolina
June 27—Georgia Theater—Athens, Georgia
July 11—Seventh Son Brewing Company—Columbus, Ohio
July 17—Dogfish Head Brew Pub—Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
July 18—Flying Dog Brewery—Frederick, Maryland

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