TAS favesYellow Ostrich have just released the video for the single "The Shakedown" off of the band's sophomore effort Strange Land. The group launches a tour supporting Los Campesinos! this Saturday, June 16, and will also hit the festival circuit, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands later this summer.
Yellow Ostrich will play three shows in New York this month with Los Campesinos! at Maxwell's in Hoboken (June 21), Le Poisson Rouge (June 22) and Brooklyn Bowl (June 23). Missed The Alternate Side's session with the band? You can watch their live performance here.
As for the video, "The Shakedown," Yellow Ostrich describes it as a very homemade project. "We made this video ourselves in Michael's basement," says singer and guitarist Alex Schaaf. "With no budget and minimal gear, we explored the beauty of darkness. The white light represents the past, and the black light represents the future. Should I stay or should I go?"
Yellow Ostrich Tour Dates
6/16 - Plush - St. Louis, MO #
6/17 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY #
6/19 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC #
6/20 - The National - Richmond, VA #
6/21 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ #
6/22 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY #
6/23 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY #
6/24 - Brillowbox - Pittsburgh, PA #
6/26 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD #
6/27 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC #
6/28 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA #
6/29 - Beachman Theatre - Orlando, FL #
6/30 - Bardot - Miami, FL #
8/2 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI &
8/3-5 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
8/9 - Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
8/11 - Outside Lands - San Francisco, CA
# - w/ Los Campesinos!
& - w/ Sharon Van Etten, Tennis