A Giant Dog has released an official video for “Bendover,” the first video for new material taken from their upcoming LP ‘Toy’, and it’s a bit of a monster.
You’ve got the band at night with the band performing at a high altitude amid the bright, shimmering lights from the proximal skyscrapers in the huge city as their backdrop. The primal energy that “Bendover” exudes is well-channelled through the band in commanding performance clips brought to life with vivid pyrotechnics, leather-clad dancers and a big dose of the innate synergy that exists in the band, especially that between singer Sabrina Ellis and singer/guitarist Andrew Cashen. Ed Dougherty shot a great, fast paced video that keeps up the song’s own energy.
Andrew Cashen comments on the shoot with director Ed Dougherty:
“From the band’s point of view, the only thing I ever ask of a director is please make us look cool. Trust me, we are not cool people, but it is our job to convince people otherwise. After seeing what Ed accomplished with this video, I am fully confident that he has pulled down the curtain and concealed the dorky wizard behind it.”
A Giant Dog recently shared “Photograph,” the first single from ‘Toy’. It’s one to easily stay in the brain’s memory for days after hearing it. You can hear that below if you haven’t already.
Pre-orders for ‘Toy’ are available now by clicking here. The LP edition is housed in a full-color, heavyweight cardstock inner sleeve that includes Sabrina Ellis’ handwritten lyrics on one side and a photo of the band on the other. The CD is housed in a digipak containing a full-color, double-sided foldout mini-poster that features the handwritten lyrics and a photo of the band. The first 250 LP orders will receive ‘Toy’ on opaque lipstick-red vinyl.
The band has been performing live since mid-June and will continue into July. More tour dates have also been anjounced for September, which will include already-announced appearances at Gonerfest and Meltasia. A full list of dates is below.
A Giant Dog on tour:
Jun 29 Dallas, TX – Armoury D.E.
Jun 30 Oklahoma City, OK – Stash Outdoor Stage @ 416 E. Main St.
Jul 01 Omaha, NE – Boat Fest
Jul 02 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul 03 Davenport, IA – Daytrotter
Jul 04 Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail
Jul 06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jul 07 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Jul 08 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
Jul 09 Kansas City, MO – Blind Tiger
Jul 12 Austin, TX – The Liberty
Jul 26 Austin, TX – Sound & Cinema
Aug 26 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas [album release show]
Aug 27 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug 29 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Aug 30 Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
Aug 31 Nashville, TN – Fond Object
Sep 01 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
Sep 02 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Sep 03 Washington, DC – DC9
Sep 05 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Sep 06 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sep 07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Sep 08 Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
Sep 09 East Durham, NY – Meltasia Music Festival
Sep 10 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
Sep 12 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Sep 13 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
Sep 15 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
Sep 17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Sep 20 Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Social Club
Sep 22 Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
Sep 23 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Sep 28 Memphis, TN – Gonerfest
Nov 1-2 Austin, TX – Sound On Sound Fest