Giraffage – “Tell Me” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Giraffage’s “Tell Me,” from the No Reason EP, is a genius bit of electronic pop that zigs toward quirky minimalism just when you expect it to zag into bombast. The song’s nimble melodies and suave, easygoing atmosphere already render it a standout in a crowded field, but director Adam Avilla’s Lisa Frank-inspired video may be even more memorable than the music itself. The clip seems to be about alien canines traveling to Earth and becoming dog-people who get along splendidly with humans by the power of some sort of magic crystals — at least I think that’s what it’s about? The whole thing is extremely endearing and more than a little surreal, so watch below.

Giraffage’s tour dates:

01/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement*
01/16 Orlando, FL @ Bullitt Bar*
01/17 Miami, FL @ The Garret at Grand Central*
01/21 Austin, TX @ The Parish*
01/22 Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
01/23 New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge*
01/28 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
01/29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
01/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
01/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
02/04 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Nightclub^
02/05 Calgary, AB @ The HiFi Club^
02/06 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton^
02/07 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont^
02/08 Tucson, AZ @ The Slaughterhouse
02/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig*
02/12 St. Louis, MO @ Plush*
02/13 Chicago, IL @ The Mid*
02/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
02/19 Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
02/20 Portland, OR @ Rotture*
02/21 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall*
02/22 Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre*
02/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
02/27 Santa Barbara, CA @ EOS Lounge*
02/28 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre*

w/ * Spazzkid and ^ Pomo

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