Sic Alps, “Glyphs”

“Glyphs,” the first single and video from Sic Alps’ new record, captures the mellow, comfortable mood of the upcoming, self-titled LP while still representing a grassroots rock and roll lifestyle – irreverent, carefree, and iconic. Images of American flags, denim jackets, pyromaniacs, and the Pacific Ocean flash behind blinking eyelids, along with a gorgeous green river and a shy, smiling woman whose perfect diesel curls circle her haunting eyes.

Dressing up, carrying around and ultimately igniting a stylish scarecrow like a dead man lurched unknowingly through a last night of madness on his way to a Lebowski-style burial, Sic Alps’ video, co-created by band founder Mike Donovan, skips the creepy and shows that these California boys know how to have fun in a way that’s worth watching.

Sic Alps’ self-titled album is out September 18 on Drag City.

Blink at your own speed at one of the band’s upcoming shows as they tour the U.S. this fall (dates below).

07 San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room (record release party)
08 Oakland, CA @ Uptown Night Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Thee Oh Sees
10 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink w/ Thee Oh Sees
29 Davis, CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
01 Boise, ID @ The Android House Caldwell
02 Missoula, MT @ VFW w/ Thee Oh Sees
03 Calgary, AB @ Broken City w/ Thee Oh Sees
04 Calgary, AB @ Broken City w/ Thee Oh Sees
06 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Thee Oh Sees
07 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
08 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Thee Oh Sees
09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Thee Oh Sees
11 Eureka, CA @ The Shanty
12 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Thee Oh Sees
13 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
15 Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
16 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
18 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/AZITA
19 Louisville, KY @ Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
20 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
21 Detroit, MI @ PJs Lager House
22 Toronto, ON @ Double Double Land
23 Montreal, QC @ Divian Orange
25 Somerville, MA @ Radio
26 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (early show)
26 Haverford, PA @ Lunt Basement (Haverford College)
28 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
29 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
30 Winston-Salem, NC @ Krankies
31 Boone, NC @ Black Cat Burrito
01 Atlanta, GA @ 529
02 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
07 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
09 Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall
11 Fullerton, CA @ Burger Records