Speedy Ortiz gets absorbed in constant connection (and slime) in “Lucky 88” video

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Speedy Ortiz | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Indie rock band Speedy Ortiz has announced its upcoming third studio album Twerp Verse, which drops April 27th via Carpack. Three years have passed since Speedy Ortiz released Foil Deer; the new album will be the first to feature Philly guitarist Andy Molholt, from Laser Background. 

The leading track on Twerp Verse, “Lucky 88,” stays true to the band’s grungy riffs and alluring vocals, at the same time incorporating new elements, such as an intense synth undercurrent — something reminiscent of band leader Sadie Dupuis’ solo project Sad13.

Throughout the video, a slime monster consumes the band while Dupuis remains focused on her phone, completely unaware of everything around her. The video addresses the overuse of technology and constant connection how easy it is to get absorbed in it. The song and the music video were both cynical and baneful, yet simple.

Below you can watch Speedy Ortiz’s newest music video “Lucky 88,” and check out Speedy Ortiz’ spring tour dates.

 Twerp Verse track list

  1. Buck Me Off
  2. Lean In When I Suffer
  3. Lucky 88
  4. Can I Kiss You?
  5. Backslidin’
  6. Villain
  7. I’m Blessed
  8. Sport Death
  9. Alone with Girls
  10. Moving In
  11. You Hate The Title

Tour Dates
3/13-16/18 – Austin, TX – SXSW
4/21/18 – Lansing, MI – Stoopfest
5/3/18 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
5/5/18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
5/7/18 – Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
5/8/18 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
5/9/18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
5/10/18 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
5/12/18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
5/13/18 – Detroit, MI – El Club
5/14/18 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
5/15/18 – Montreal, QC -La Vitrola
5/17/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/29/18 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
5/30/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
6/1/18 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
6/2/18 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
6/3/18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
6/5/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
6/6/18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
6/7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
6/9/18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
6/10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
6/12/18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
6/13/18 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
6/14/18 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/16/18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/17/18 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
6/19/18 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
6/20/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

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