New M. Ward Video – “Rave On”

The Zooey fans were probably hoping Matt would follow up “Hold Time“‘s video with some sort of visual treatment for “Never Had Nobody Like You,” but they have cotton commercials to hold them over. And, yes, Deschanel also shows up on Ward’s cover of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On,” albeit as a more-distant, basically disembodied backup vocalist. Regardless, Mike Please sets the clip in a windy world of strange wooden puppets that doesn’t follow any sort of clear associative map, outside of the protagonist’s boxier take on Holly’s specs.

For your next bike ride into the imaginary:

M Ward – “Rave On” (MP3)

Hold Time is out via Merge. Live:

04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/18 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/19 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04/22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/23 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/24 – Milwaukee, WIK @ Pabst Theater
04/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/27 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Theatre
04/28 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
05/18 – Visalia, CA @ Fox Theatre
05/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
05/22 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
05/23 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
07/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series (free)
07/27 – Athens, GA @40 Watt
07/28 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
07/30 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
08/01 – New York, NY @ Summerstage (free)