Pride was a favorite of 2007, as our patented gushing attested to last year. Months later, Matthew Houck presents this, the album’s first video, filmed “late one night in the outskirts of London, after a Phosphorescent performance.” Houck’s sepia-toned and shirtless, beer can in hand, caressing a duck, dancing with a feline-headed lady friend, while marching band drums fill out the gothic elegy. On first watch we thought it wasn’t quite what we’d have in mind for the tune’s vid, but after typing out that description … it sounds about right.

Pride is out via Dead Oceans. Pretty killer tour lined up (dates with Bodies Of Water, Bowerbirds, and Bon Iver). Listing after the jump.

02/02 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool#
02/07 Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
02/08 Alfred, NY @ Terra Cotta Coffee House
02/15 Hanover, NH @ Fuel Rocket Club
02/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
02/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall*
02/29 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
03/01 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse*
03/03 Bloomington, IN @ Waldron Arts Center*
03/04 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s*
03/05 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
03/06 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
03/07 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot*
03/08 Norman, OK @ Opolis*&
03/10 Dallas, TX @ Cavern*&
03/11 Abiline, TX @ Monks*
03/18 Tucson, AZ @ Plush%
03/19 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe%
03/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo%
03/21 Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters%
03/22 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door%
03/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent%
03/24 Portland, OR @ Holocene%
03/25 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club%
03/26 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge%
03/27 Anacortes, WA @ Department of Saftey
03/28 Lewiston, ID @ American Legion Post #3
03/30 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
03/31 Madison, WI @ Project Lodge

# w/The Dodos
* w/ Bowerbirds
& w/ Bodies Of Water
% w/ Bon Iver

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Comments (3)
  1. THE song on said album. Mmmmm_//.

  2. yeah im in love with this album and this song. video is pretty alright but doesnt really do the song justice i dont think. i cant wait to see him on this tour

  3. joe  |   Posted on Jan 31st, 2009 0

    so amazing

    stunning

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