Fresh off the release of their debut self-titled EP, DMA'S have revealed their new animated video for EP standout Laced. The band teamed up with French art directors and animators Department Studio, headed by Julien Rivoire, to create the trippy, aesthetically beautiful, and surrealist visuals to perfectly accompany the song. The illustrated video takes you on a psychedelic journey through pink tyrannosaurus rex's, the female form, and being on the road. Laced premiered over the weekend on Nowness, who praised the video's "hyper-psychedelia and lo-fi illustration." When talking to Nowness, guitarist Johnny Took said, “We gave Julien free rein with the video and told him to just go to town with it. So he just went for it. If you overthink concepts, sometimes it comes off pretty contrived and a bit fucked, so it’s easier to have fun with it.” The video for Laced just went wide and can now be found on DMA'S YouTube channel. Watch the video below:
DMA'S EP was released last week to universal acclaim, with Stereogum noting "These are bright, driving, lightly psychedelic, heavily melodic guitar-based pop songs that will hook you on the first listen and only pull you in further from there." Snag a copy of the EP on iTunes, stream it at Spotify, or buy a physical copy here or at a record store near you.
DMA'S just recently hit the road in North America, kicking it off with an infectious, high-energy set at Boston Calling. The band will be on tour all summer along, including festival stops at Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and Outside Lands. All tour dates can be found below:
DMA’S North American Tour Dates: 05/26 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON 05/28 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL 05/29 – High Noon Salon – Madison, WI 05/30 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN 06/02 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN 06/03 – The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH 06/05 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA 06/06 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY 06/07 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival – New York, NY 06/09 – DC9 – Washington, DC 06/11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN 06/13 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA 06/14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA 06/17 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR 06/18 – Barboza – Seattle, WA 07/31 – 08/02 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC 07/31 – 08/02 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL 08/09 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA