A Giant Dog go all out for their “Bendover” music video

Pyrotechnics. Dancers. Leather. A car that drives directly into something resembling 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Star Gate. These are just a few of the rewards you’ll get from watching A Giant Dog’s “Bendover” music video, the first from their forthcoming albumToy. You deserve it.

A Giant Dog’s Andrew Cashen on director Ed Dougherty’s shoot:
From the band's point of view, the only thing I ever ask of a director is please make us look cool. Trust me, we are not cool people, but it is our job to convince people otherwise. After seeing what Ed accomplished with this video, I am fully confident that he has pulled down the curtain and concealed the dorky wizard behind it.

In true patriotic fashion, A Giant Dog are about to embark on a run of shows up the middle of America and back for the 4th of July. They’ve also just announced a fall tour to flesh out already-announced appearances at Gonerfest and Meltasia. A full list of dates can be found below.

Toy is available for pre-order on CD and lipstick-red vinyl in the Merge store, or digitallyhere.

A Giant Dog on tour:
Jun 29 Dallas, TX – Armoury D.E.
Jun 30 Oklahoma City, OK – Stash Outdoor Stage @ 416 E. Main St.
Jul 01 Omaha, NE – Boat Fest
Jul 02 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul 03 Davenport, IA – Daytrotter
Jul 04 Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail
Jul 06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jul 07 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Jul 08 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
Jul 09 Kansas City, MO – Blind Tiger
Jul 12 Austin, TX – The Liberty
Jul 26 Austin, TX – Sound & Cinema
Aug 26 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas [album release show]
Aug 27 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug 29 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Aug 30 Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
Aug 31 Nashville, TN – Fond Object
Sep 01 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
Sep 02 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Sep 03 Washington, DC – DC9
Sep 05 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Sep 06 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sep 07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Sep 08 Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
Sep 09 East Durham, NY – Meltasia Music Festival
Sep 10 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
Sep 12 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Sep 13 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
Sep 15 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
Sep 17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Sep 20 Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Social Club
Sep 22 Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
Sep 23 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Sep 28 Memphis, TN – Gonerfest
Nov 1-2 Austin, TX – Sound On Sound Fest