Ringo Deathstarr Announce North American Dates, Premiere "Rip" Video

Ringo Deathstarr Announce North American Dates, Premiere 'Rip' Video
Painfully punny Austin, TX fuzz-pop unit Ringo Deathstarr recently announced their sophomore album, Mauve, would be delivered September 25 via Sonic Unyon. At the time, the band also promised a video for first single "Rip" would drop sometime in the future. A month later, the band have come through on that promise and have also gone and announced a North American tour.

The video shows us the apparent dangers of 3D glasses. The trio start their day off with some sugary Saturday morning snacks, but as soon as they don those glasses, they see the world in a neon haze of TV snow, which apparently drives them bonkers. You can peep them terrorizing local merchants and backyards down below. As for the song itself, it juxtaposes doomy guitar distortion with singer Alex Gehring's soft and breathy coo.

The tour, meanwhile, kicks off just before Mauve hits retailers, and will find the trio tackling North American stages for about a month. Three Ontario-area stops are scheduled for Windsor, Toronto and Hamilton, with similarly shoegazey Haligonian labelmates Kestrels filling that opening slot. You can check the details below.

Tour dates:

9/14 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace

9/15 Tempe, AZ - Club Red

9/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echo

9/17 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar

9/18 Long Beach, CA - Que Sera 

9/19 San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar

9/20 Portland, OR - Slabtown 

9/22 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown

9/23 Seattle, WA - Comet Club

9/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe

9/27 Denver, CO - Lions Lair

9/29 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot

9/30 Fayetteville, AR - Lightbulb Club

10/1 Norman, OK - Oklahoma University

10/2 Springfield, MO - Highlife

10/4 St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club

10/5 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House

10/6 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen

10/7 St Louis, MO - Plush

10/8 Louisville, KY - Zanzibar

10/9 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop Bar

10/10 Dayton, OH - South Park Tavern

10/11 Grandville, MI - Corner Records

10/12 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge *

10/13 Toronto, ON - The Garrison *

10/14 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood *

10/16 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class

10/17 Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar

10/18 Northampton, MA - The Flywheel

10/19 Boston, MA - Deep Heaven Now Festival

10/21 Brooklyn , NY - Shea Stadium

10/22 New York, NY - The Cakeshop

10/23 College Park, MD - WMUC

10/24 Philadelphia, PA - Pi Lam

10/25 Washington DC - The Red Palace
10/26 Baltimore, MD - Golden West Café

* with Kestrels