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Watch Nude Beach's smart new video, directed by Tom Scharpling

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The new video for Nude Beach's "Some Kinda Love" starts out as a kind of visual bio of the band, cutting back and forth between a live performance of the song and scrapbooked photos of the members' lives as fun facts appear on screen. But it becomes apparent fairly early on that the narrator isn't exactly objective. In fact, he's quite the opposite: a bored and bitter loser whose apparent marital issues and onetime participation in a band of his own ("a cross between Puddle Of Mudd and early Chili Peppers") make it almost impossible for him to stay on task. Watching the video, which was directed by Best Show host Tom Scharpling, becomes an exercise in splitting your attention between a pretty catchy song and an increasingly irrelevant stream of commentary that threatens to destroy any modicum of cohesion. But that's the point, and it's a smart one at that.

Nude Beach is currently on tour with Roky Erickson to promote its new album, II. Dates are below.

Oct. 30—Now That's Class—Cleveland, Ohio
Oct. 31—Ace Of Cups—Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 1—Empty Bottle—Chicago, Illinois*
Nov. 2—The Magic Bag—Ferndale, Michigan*
Nov. 4—Mohawk Place—Buffalo, New York
Nov. 5—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Nov. 7—The Bell House—Brooklyn, New York*
Nov. 8—Maxwell's—Hoboken, New Jersey*
Nov. 9—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts*
Nov. 10—Firehouse 13—Providence, Rhode Island
Nov. 11—Ottobar—Baltimore, Maryland*
Nov. 12—Rock And Roll Hotel—Washington, D.C.*
Nov. 13—Broadway's—Asheville, North Carolina
Nov. 14—Exit/In—Nashville, Tennessee*
Nov. 15—The Masquerade—Atlanta, Georgia*
Nov. 16—The Hi-Tone—Memphis, Tennessee*
Nov. 17—End Of All Music (In-store)—Oxford, Mississippi
Nov. 17—Lamar Lounge—Oxford, Mississippi
Nov. 18—One Eyed Jacks—New Orleans, Louisiana*
Nov. 19—Sluggo's—Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nov. 20—The Haunted Mill—Belmont, North Carolina


*with Roky Erickson

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