Les Savy Fav Share Video for First New Song in 14 Years: Watch

Les Savy Fav, photo by Nick Helderman

Les Savy Fav are back: “Legendary Tippers,” their first song in 14 years, is out now. You can watch the Matthew Conboy–directed video, in which seemingly reluctantly band members pay homage to “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” below. The beloved punk band has lain dormant, at least as a studio outfit, since its 2010 album, Root for Ruin. More music is promised this year, however, along with some European tour dates. Find those below.

Speaking about the long gap in press materials, singer Tim Harrington said, “When we finished our last record, there was a sense that if we were going to do more, we wanted to do something more ambitious. I think it took us a while to even get in a space where that was possible.” He added, “There’s a chaotic, untethered ecstasy at the center of the band’s universe. Squaring that with the desire to create stability and the need to endure some grind isn’t easy.”

Of “Legendary Tippers,” Harrington said, “The guitars have this offhanded virtuoso thing going. Seth had stacked all of these semi-improvised scratch tracks into a demo. When I got them, I was immediately drawn to the manic pile-up of using them all, all at once, with zero edits. It’s like if the solo from ‘Taxman’ wolfed down a bottle of Adderall.”

Les Savy Fav: En Route, Mais Lentement

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Les Savy Fav:

02-23 Camden, England - Electric Ballroom
02-24 Bristol, England - Simple Things Fest
05-24 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
05-25 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
05-28 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Barcelona

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