The Faint – “Help In The Head” Video

At the dawn of the new millennium, Omaha’s the Faint was there for the ride as dance-punk morphed from a niche concern to the center of the indie rock universe and back. They haven’t released an album since 2008’s Fasciinatiion, but they went on a reunion tour in celebration of 2001’s much-loved Danse Macabre in 2012, and since then they’ve been working on a new album with Saddle Creek O.G. and former Bright Eyes/Monsters Of Folk member Mike Mogis. Now that album is ready to face the world. It’s called Doom Abuse, it’s coming out this April via SQE Music, and its announcement is accompanied by Tim Nackashi’s video for lead single “Help In The Head.” The clip features a man frantically running from… a laser pointer? A super-advanced rifle? Find out below.

(via Pitchfork)

Doom Abuse is out 4/8 via SQE. Check out the tracklist:

1. Help in the Head
2. Mental Radio
3. Evil Voices
4. Salt My Doom
5. Animal Needs
6. Loss of Head
7. Dress Code
8. Scapegoat
9. Your Stranger
10. Lesson from the Darkness
11. Unseen Hand
12. Damage Control

And here are some spring tour dates:

4/24 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/25 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
4/27 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
4/30 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
5/1 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/2 Austin, TX @ The Belmont
5/3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom
5/6 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
5/7 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
5/9 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
5/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven
5/13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
5/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Willamsburg
5/16 Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub
5/17 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/19 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/22 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/23 Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
5/27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/28 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
5/30 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/31 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
6/1 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/5 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
6/6 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
6/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
6/12 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
6/13 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium