Music Video Spotlight: Dandy Warhols


I'd be lying if I told you that I was aware of the Dandy Warhols before Veronica Mars used their song "We Used to Be Friends" as its theme, but in my defense I've followed their career rather attentively ever since. Now granted, that means I arrived pretty late to the Dandy Warhol-ian party and that represents an almost willful ignorance of the Portland group's previous hit "Bohemian Like You" which at the time of its release was rather widely played. For that I apologize. Moving on to the present day, the Dandy Warhols released their ninth studio album This Machine back in April, and stands like (yet another) testament to the band's ability to maintain itself and refine their sound to fit a number of different genres while still maintaining their signature energetic mellow through the last 14 years. Below you'll find the music video for "Sad Vacation" off the new album, along with a few of the videos for older tracks.

Also, the Dandy Warhols are currently on tour, and if you're here in New York you can catch them tomorrow night at Irving Plaza. Check out the tour dates at the bottom of the article.

First up, here's the video for "Sad Vacation" which is fairly quick but still indicative of the rest of the album with its tone that's markedly more mellow and chill than even the Dandy Warhols usually go.

And, just in case like me you too just sort of missed the Warhols' rise with the song "Bohemian Like You" here's the video. Also, this one's somewhat NSFW.

Finally, because it's still a great song, "We Used to Be Friends"...

For those of you looking to catch the Dandy Warhols in concert, here are the remaining tour dates:

06/05 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
06/06 - Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
06/08 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
06/09 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
06/10 - Metro - Chicago, IL
06/12 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
06/13 - Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO
06/15 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
06/16 - Doug FIr Lounge - Portland, OR
06/17 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Lex Walker • Editor

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