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Watch: Bishop Allen – “Dimmer”

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Bishop Allen describe its new video for “Dimmer” as the result of “homemade props, a jell-o mold, rear projection and some truly fancy scissor-work.” “We were hoping to make something that felt like videos from when we were kids, and we discovered MTV, and it blew our minds. This, of course, when MTV was a much different animal,” the New York indie rockers go on to note in introducing the Randy Bell directed video, a hope which certainly seems to have be accomplished. If anything, like most of Bishop Allen’s work, “Dimmer” and its accompanying video brings an overwhelming sense of child-like passion and fun, the type that can brighten even the worst of days. Plus, you got to give them props for creativity – it isn’t everyday you see a band end its video by actually cutting its members out (see: 2:34)!

Bishop Allen’s new album, Grr…, is now available via Dead Oceans. Tour dates below…

Bishop Allen 2009 Tour Dates:
03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
03/14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Rocket Club
03/16 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
03/17 – Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03/18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Dead Oceans Showcase)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Hot Freaks Party)
03/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
03/23 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
03/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop
03/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/27 – Provo, UT @ Velour
03/28 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
03/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Salon
03/31 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/02 – Northampton, MA @ Iron House
04/03 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
04/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
04/15 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
04/16 – Ghent, BE @ Voruit
04/17 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
04/18 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
04/19 – Berlin, DE @ Live at Dot
04/20 – Cologne, DE @ King Georg
04/21 – Münster, DE @ Gleis 22
04/22 – Osnabrück, DE @ Glanz Und Gloria
04/23 – Leipzig, DE @ Ut Connewitz
04/24 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Substage
04/25 – Freiburg, DE @ Swamp
04/26 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen
04/28 – Heidelberg, DE @ Teufel
04/29 – Geneve, CH @ L’Usine
04/30 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
05/01 – Konstanz, DE @ Kulturladen
05/02 – Wien, AS @ Wuk
05/03 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
05/04 – Colmar, FR @ Le Grillen
05/05 – Paris, FR @ TBA
05/06 – Manchester, UK @ Cafe Saki
05/07 – London, UK @ Bardens
05/08 – Cardiff, UK @ CLWB
05/09 – Reading, UK @ Oakford

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