Below, we’re excited to the premiere of the new video from SF’s The Mallard. “Mansion” comes from Yes on Blood, the band’s recent Castle Face full length, and the video was directed by Hannah Lew (Grass Widow). The clip is another 16mm winner from Lew, who has also done recent videos for Hunx, Shannon and the Clams, Rat Columns and others. As you’ll see, “Mansion” finds The Mallard hanging out and playing on Mare Island, and the song’s insistent melody is visually accented by broken glass, broken eggs, and broken windows. It makes me want to spin Yes on Blood and visit the island, so win-win, right?

The Mallard have quite a busy schedule coming up, with half a dozen local dates over the next few months, and a ton of touring in July and August. The band’s also going to be sharing a split 7” with Thee Oh Sees as part of the LAMC Series, although there’s no set date for that release at present. More Mallard music and tour dates below.

04/28/2012 Brick and Mortar San Francisco CA w/The Fresh and Onlys, Young Prisms
05/02/2012 Independent San Francisco w/Ty Segall, White Fence, Shannon and the Clams
05/16/2012 Brick and Mortar San Francisco w/Thee Oh Sees, Burnt Ones
05/18/2012 Northern Olympia WA w/The Wooden Men
05/19/2012 Portland OR at the KNOW with Woolen Men and the Happening
05/20/2012 Seattle WA
05/31/2012 Verdi Club w/Wet Illustrated, Swiftumz, Chris Thayer
06/16/2012 Brick and Mortar w/Burnt Ones, Cosmonauts
07/07/2012 Bottom of the Hill w/Blasted Canyons, The Maxines
07/08/2012 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/The Wimps
07/09/2012 Funhouse Seattle WA w/The Wimps
07/10/2012 The Manor Caldwell ID
07/11/2012 Zoo City Missoula MT
07/13/2012 The Aquarium Fargo ND
07/14/2012 Turf Club St. Paul MN w/Blind Shake
07/15/2012 Panache Party Empty Bottle Chicago IL w/Blind Shake, Terrible Twos
07/17/2012 Frank’s Power Plant Milwaukee WI w/Blind Shake
07/18/2012 Gabe’s Oasis Iowa City IA w/Blind Shake
07/19/2012 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
07/20/2012 UMS Festival @Hi Dive Denver CO
07/21/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City UT
08/08/2012 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA w/Shonen Knife
08/09/2012 Dante’s Portland OR w/Shonen Knife
08/10/2012 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA w/Shonen Knife
08/11/2012 Blank Club San Jose CA w/Shonen Knife
08/12/2012 Alex’s Bar Long Beach CA w/Shonen Knife
08/13/2012 Casbah San Diego CA w/Shonen Knife