As we reported back in June, Sic Alps are dropping their eponymous fifth album on September 11th via Chicago’s Drag City label. They previously released the Sgt. Pepper's-esque "Glyphs"–a beautifully spaced out and bouncy number that maintains a familiar, dirty garage edge.

Now the band is back with a video for "Glyphs", directed by John Harlow and Mike Donovan. Premiering recently over on Pitchfork, the video features a jean jacket-wearing scarecrow, guitar hurling, smoke bombs (lots of smoke bombs), smoke bomb baseball with a guitar doubling as the bat, a burning effigy, the sweetest '80s MTV letter jacket you'll ever see, and oh yeah, a romantic rowboat ride with singer/guitarist Mike Donovan and a dashing young lass. Check it out:

Sic Alps also announced a monster North American tour for this Fall, with a handful of dates in the Bay including a record release party on September 7th, 2012 at Make-Out Room and two gigs with Thee Oh Sees.

Download a mp3 of "Glyphs" and get full details on Sic Alps' fall tour, including their upcoming Bay Area dates, below.

Sic Alps - "Glyphs"

Sic Alps Tour Dates:
09/07 — San Francisco, CA — Make Out Room (record release party)
09/08 — Oakland, CA — Uptown Night Club (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
09/09 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
09/10 — San Diego, CA — Bar Pink (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
09/29 — Davis, CA — Sophia's Thai Kitchen
10/01 — Boise, ID — The Android House Caldwell
10/02 — Missoula, MT — VFW (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/03 — Calgary, AB — Broken City (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/04 — Calgary, AB — Broken City (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/06 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/07 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theater (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/08 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/09 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/11 — Eureka, CA — The Shanty
10/12 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall (w/ Thee Oh Sees)
10/13 — Reno, NV — The Holland Project
10/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
10/15 — Denver, CO — Rhinoceropolis
10/16 — Lawrence, KS — Jackpot Music Hall
10/17 — St. Paul, MN — Turf Club
10/18 — Chicago, IL — The Empty Bottle (w/ AZITA)
10/19 — Louisville, KY — Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
10/20 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness
10/21 — Detroit, MI — PJs Lager House
10/22 — Toronto, ON — Double Double Land
10/23 — Montreal, QC — Divian Orange
10/25 — Somerville, MA — Radio
10/26 — Philadelphia, PA — PhilaMOCA (early show)
10/26 — Haverford, PA — Lunt Basement (Haverford College)
10/28 — Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory
10/29 — Washington, DC — Comet Ping Pong
10/30 — Winston-Salem, NC — Krankies
10/31 — Boone, NC — Black Cat Burrito
11/01 — Atlanta, GA — 529
11/02 — Birmingham, AL — Bottletree
11/07 — Tucson, AZ — Solar Culture
11/09 — Los Angeles, CA — American Legion Hall
11/11 — Fullerton, CA — Burger Records

Sic Alps (Record Release Party)
Make-Out Room
September 7, 2012
7:30pm, $8

Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, The Mallard, Breakarts
The Uptown Nightclub
September 8, 2012
9pm, $12 adv/$15 door

Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Sonny Smith, The Mallard
Great American Music Hall
October 12, 2012
8:30pm, $15

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