Tomorrows Tulips – “When” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

On the title track from last year’s When, Burger Records rockers and blatant apostrophe-omitters Tomorrows Tulips run the label’s trademark throwback West Coast garage rock through a ’90s alt-rock churn. I’d cite Yo La Tengo’s immortal cover of the Beach Boys’ “Little Honda,” but it’s a bit like Pavement taking a crack at a similar Brian Wilson tune, spreading a thick layer of languid drone all over cheery surfside rock ‘n’ roll and slowing it to a steady crawl. Tin Ojeda and Dominic Santos’ video sets the song to a splitscreen narrative involving a recording studio, skuzzy apartments, seedy diners, and many intriguing characters. Watch below.

Tomorrow’s Tulips are touring Europe in the coming weeks:

05/19 London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
05/20 Brighton, UK @ The Joker
05/21 Gent, Belgium @ In De Ruimte
05/22 Amsterdam, Holland @ De Nieuwe Anita
05/23 Rennes, France @ Le Marquis de Sade
05/24 Nantes, France @ Le Chien Stupide
05/25 Paris, France @ Espace B
05/26 Basel, Switzerland @ Kaschemme
05/27 Rorschach, Switzerland @ Treppenhaus
05/29 Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse
05/30 Vienna, Austria @ Szene
05/31 Prague, Czech Republic @ Basement Bar
06/01 Leipzig, Germany @ Goldhorn
06/02 Berlin, Germany @ Antje ├ľklesund

When is out now on Burger. Stream it here and purchase it here.