Clipd Beaks release alternate Scatman video, tour

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What's a little torso straddling on the beach if you've been playing music together since childhood? This alternative Scatman video by Clipd Beaks is the best I've seen yet, and there are a lot to choose from out there. Somehow, it brings me back to the first time John Scatman visited me. It was VH1, I was about one more Boyz II Men anthem away from a hand job when “sccobity bop dop dibity dip dap” filled the air, and I'd lost my hang-out-in-my-parent's basement date to a balding man with an overgrown Hitler mustache. Didn't she know where that thing had been? Oh well. Who can blame her. Those Scats were unbelievable. “As a matter of fact, don't let nothing back, because if the Scatman can do it, so can you.” Yeah Scatman? I can't. So STOP DOING IT TO MY GIRLFRIEND. We broke up.

Clipd Beaks is our favorite psych thrash band of the year. Hands down. While we can't think of other bands that we'd call “psych thrash”, we'd still call Clipd Beaks our favorite, if only because they too know the seductive powers of the Scat.

They're going on a massive tour starting in October and ending in December, hitting up basically every town in North America, so if you miss them, it's your own fault. Don't!

Clipd Beaks, “Melter”

28 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
31 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern

01 Oakland, CA 21 Grand
02 Portland, OR Ground Kontrol
03 Seattle, WA Comet Tavern
04 Missoula, MT The Palace
06 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
08 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
09 East Moline, IL Mixtapes
10 Chicago, IL Ronny's Bar
11 Lafayette, IN TBA
12 Cincinatti, OH Skull Lab
13 Columbus, OH Bourbon St.
15 Toronto, ONT Sneaky Dee's
16 Montreal, PQ Casa del Popolo
17 Quebec City, QC Le Bal du Lezard
18 Jamaica Plains, MA The Milky Way
19 Annadale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
21 Providence, Rhode Island AS220
23 New York, NY Cake Shop
24 Brooklyn, NY Todd P Show (Venue TBA)
25 Philadelphia, PA Queen Sheba II
27 Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase
28 Washington DC The Bobby Fisher Memorial
29 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
30 Atlanta, GA Lenny's Bar

01 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
02 Hot Springs, AR The Exchange
04 Houston, TX Proletariat
05 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
06 Denton, TX Secret Headquarters
07 Austin, TX Emo's
10 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts