Joywave – “Somebody New” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Rochester band Joywave recently teased their debut album How Do You Feel Now? Today they’re back with details on the album, tour dates, and the Keith Schofield-directed video for the infectious, hard-hitting single “Somebody New.” The video has the feel of the life simulation video game The Sims mixed with later iterations of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater as the band absolutely shreds Los Angeles with a mob of misfits. Joywave had this to say about the clip: “We wanted to look like we were great at some physical activity, so CGI was the only option. For the first time, we had the means to create an alternate universe in which we were actually good at something.” Watch below.

Joywave head out on tour next month including dates with Bleachers and the Kooks:

03/04 Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre *
03/06 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *
03/07 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre *
03/11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
03/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
03/13 Tempe, AZ – Pot Of Gold Festival
03/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
03/22 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *
03/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room *
03/25 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre *
03/27 Norfolk, VA – The Norva *
03/29 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
03/31 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
04/01 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
04/03 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *
04/04 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom *
04/07 Boston, MA – House of Blues *
04/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
04/28 Austin, TX – Emo’s ^
04/30 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
05/03 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
05/05 Nashville, TN – Exit/In ^
05/07 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea ^
05/15 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Fest

* = w/ Bleachers
^ = w/ The Kooks

How Do You Feel Now? is due 4/21 via Cultco Music/Hollywood Records. Pre-order it here.