Oregon alt-rock veterans The Dandy Warhols
will be releasing their eighth studio album, This Machine
, 4/24 on The End Records
. They've dropped the video for the album's opening track, "Sad Vacation," which finds the band throwing a major party in the woods/the edge of a lake with a massive raging bonfire. We'd say we could only hope that Jason Vorhees doesn't crash this shoegaze party, but then what appears to be the wreckage of a UFO (it's kind of confusing) is discovered, and then the party-goers release miniature hot-air balloons into the sky. We'll let you try to interpret exactly what it's supposed to mean.
The Dandy Warhols are an American rock band, formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994 by singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and guitarist Peter Holmstrm, who were joined by keyboardist Zia McCabe and drummer Eric Hedford. Hedford left in 1998 and was replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer. The band's name is a play on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.
The band gained recognition after they were signed to Capitol Records and released their major label album debut, ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down, in 1997. In 2001, the band rose to new levels of fame after their song "Bohemian Like You" was notably featured in a Vodafone advertisement. The Dandy Warhols have released eight studio albums to date.