The Beets – “Watching TV” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we posted the title track from indefatigable Jackson Heights crew the Beets’ recent two-song “Time Brought Age” 7″ and said to expect a sophomore collection Stay Home come 2011. It’s where you’ll find “Watching TV,” another swatch of warped, imploding ’60s referencing pop (as always, think Uncle Wiggly, Chemical Imbalance compilation, Queens-based punks). The song’s appropriately wordy, television-focused video was shot in bassist Jose Garcia’s Jackson Heights basement and directed by Matt Volz. The Beets will turn your problems into hit songs:

Stay Home is out via Captured Tracks. Tour dates for the guys’ John Darnielle-approved live show:

02/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent Ave ~
02/18 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Mug (Vassar College) ~
02/19 – Allentown, PA @ Warehouse space ~
02/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Velvet Lounge ~
02/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
02/22 – Asheville, NC @ Broadway’s
02/23 – Athens, GA @ Farm 255
02/24 – Nashville, TN @ Glenn Danzig’s House
02/27 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records (in-store)
02/27 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout #
03/01 – Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
03/01 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

~ w/ The German Measles
# w/ Campfires