The Dandy Warhols announce new album 'Why You So Crazy', share 360-degree video for lead single 'Be Alright'
The Portland psych rockers celebrate 25 years with a 10th studio album, plus new tour dates through UK and Europe and a spot at Shaky Knees festival
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of The Dandy Warhols. To celebrate, the Portland-based pop-rock veterans have announced the release of their 10th studio album, 'Why You So Crazy', due out on January 25 via Dine Alone Records.
Described as a return to their “freewheeling fashion”, the new album features 12 tracks that pack in “references as far-flung as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Don MacLean’s Chevy, and the church of Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’.” The new album arrives three years after their well-received 2016 album 'Distortland', which was their first record signed with Dine Alone.
In anticipation of its release, the band has released a new single called 'Be Alright'. The hazy, psychedelic track features a highly infectious synth hook and is driven by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor's gauzy vocals. The single is also accompanied by a single-shot 360° short film which was conceived by award-winning creative Kevin Moyer and features Mad Men’s Jessica Paré. Check out the music video below:
"Back in 2002, the Dandy Warhols bought a 10,000 square foot building in what was then industrial NW Portland and created The Odditorium, a place that soon became their band headquarters, recording studio, and hang out for them and all their friends and fellow artists," Moyer explains the visuals.
"I’ve been there many times and it is such a cool and ethereal place, full of psychedelia and gothic touches and auras, that it just makes your head spin trying to take all of it in as you walk through the unique rock n roll space. So what better way than to use a head-spinning media format to take the viewer on a magical journey through the Dandy Warhols own space and sound, with the new single ‘Be Alright’ making things exactly that along the way.”
The Dandy Warhols will tour Europe and the UK in January in support of the new album, then head back to the US for more anniversary dates in May, starting with Shaky Knees Festival. You can get your tickets here. Check out the album art for 'Why You So Crazy' below, followed by the tracklisting and the new schedule of tour dates.
Why You So Crazy tracklist:
01. Fred N Ginger
04. Be Alright
05. Thee Elegant Bum
06. Sins Are Forgiven
07. Next Thing I Know
08. Small Town Girls
09. To The Church
10. Motor City Steel
The Dandy Warhols 2018-19 Tour Dates:
12/01 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
01/24 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma VZW
01/25 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
01/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
01/27 – Berlin, DK @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
01/29 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
01/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruitmarket
01/31 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
02/01 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
05/03-05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/06 – Washington, D.C @ 9.30 Club
05/07 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
05/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/09 – Toronto, ON @ CMW
05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/14 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
05/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at the Ace Hotel
05/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory at North Park
05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore