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Watch: Speedy Ortiz - “Raising the Skate” Video

Stuck in a Horror Movie

May 13, 2015
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"Raising the Skate" is probably the album highlight on Speedy Ortiz's sophomore effort, Foil Deer. Now the song has a creepy video that plays on various horror movie tropes (or maybe the whole video is meant to be one big nightmare). The band ends up at an old house where front-woman Sadie Dupuis is attacked by a giant cat, confronts bugs on the ceiling, and fights off her bandmate.

Dupuis explained the genesis of the video in a press release: "We met the director Casey Herz after playing a show in the basement of his feminist punk house in Allston. I love campy horror and was hell bent on doing a Hausu send-up for our 'Raising the Skate' video. Casey and his housemates are horror buffs themselves, and threw some Suspiria references into the mix. We agreed that a 'final girl' horror trope fit well with the song's lyrics about a woman asserting herself to cast off the haters and naysayers. I guess the idea of this video is that sometimes your problems seem like a gargantuan homicidal cat monster, but maybe your problems are really more like a regular cuddly LOLcat. Fun fact: this is the first time in which members of Speedy Ortiz have had to physically fight one another on camera (although I did do some luchadora-style wrestling in our 'Tiger Tank' video)."

Check out the video below, followed by Speedy Ortiz's upcoming tour dates. Foil Deer is out now via Carpark.

 

 

Speedy Ortiz Tour Dates:

5/13/15 ­ New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *

5/14/15 ­ Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown $

5/15/15 ­ Austin, TX @ Red 7 $

5/16/15 ­ Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $

5/19/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar $

5/21/15 ­ Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $

5/22/15 ­ Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room $

5/23/15 ­ Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium $

5/25/15 ­ Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios $%

5/26/15 ­ Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt $

5/27/15 ­ Seattle, WA @ Barboza $

5/29/15 ­ Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $^

5/30/15 ­ Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge $^

5/31/15 ­ Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room $^

6/1/15 ­ Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall $^

6/2/15 ­ St. Louis, MO @ Firebird $^

6/4/15 ­ Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory $^

6/5/15 ­ Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $^

6/6/15 ­ Montreal, QC @ Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B. $^

7/17/15 ­ Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

7/22/15 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 + 

7/31-8/2/15 Sackville, NB @ Sappy Fest

8/7-8/9/15 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

8/8/15 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater >

8/9/15 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater >

8/15/15 Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival

10/5/15 Berlin, Germany @ Comet Club

10/6/15 Hamburg, Germany @ Volt

10/7/15 Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell

10/9/15 Turn, Italy @ Spazio 211

10/10/15 Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club

10/12/15 Zurich, Switzerland @ Hafenkneipe

10/13/15 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn

10/15/15 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

10/16/15 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control

10/17/15 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's

10/18/15 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

10/21/15 London, UK @ Tufnell Park Dome

10/22/15 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

10/26/15 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique

10/27/15 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

10/28/15 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn

 

* w/ KRILL

& w/ Mitski

! w/ Two Inch Astronaut

$ w/ Alex G

% w/ Broken Water

^ w/ Palehound

+ w/ Courtney Barnett

> w/ Wilco



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