PUSA and Weird Al Work Together to Create New Video

THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA have teamed up with director “Weird Al” Yankovic to shoot the performance-based video for “Mixed Up S.O.B.,” creating a multi-layered, virtual world through psychedelic picture flipbooks.

 

“Mixed Up S.O.B.” marks the first single off PUSA’s upcoming album THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES PEOPLEtheir first album in three years and fifth overall–due March 11 on Fugitive Recordings (an alignment between the band and EMI).  A celebratory romp that embraces the spirit of the band’s 4.5 million-selling eponymous debut album, “Mixed Up S.O.B” was originally penned in 1989 and first existed as “a slow, 12-string kind of thing,” says CHRIS BALLEW, the band’s  founding vocalist, basitar player and principal songwriter. “It wasn’t until I decided to Cars-ify it that it came to life.” The single will arrive at radio will arrive at radio in late February.

 

With the collective strengths OF BALLEW, original drummer JASON FINN and guitbass player ANDREW MCKEAG–who officially joins the band with this disc–PUSA have delivered an inventive and uplifting rock & roll album.  THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES PEOPLE was recorded with Northwest legends The Fastbacks’ own Kurt Bloch (Robyn Hitchcock, Mudhoney, Les Thugs) and mixed by Martin Feveyear (Screaming Trees, Epoxies, Amber Pacific).

 

In touring news, the trio will head to the SXSW in Austin for a showcase on Thursday March 13 at Cedar Door’s Outdoor Stage (201 Brazos St. Austin, TX @11:30 PM). Other artists confirmed to perform at this SXSW showcase so far include: Bowling for Soup, Zebrahead, Wheatus and Ludo. On March 14, the group will kick off their U.S. tour in Portland, OR; high profile stops include a Los Angeles gig March 21 at The Roxy and a New York stop March 24 at the Bowery Ballroom.

 

Catch PUSA on the road in the following cities this spring:

DATE                         CITY                                        VENUE

Fri       3/14                Portland, OR                                              Crystal Ballroom

Sat      3/15                Seattle, WA                               Paramount Theater

Mon     3/17                Orangevale, CA                   The Boardwalk

Tue      3/18                San Francisco, CA                  Great American Music Hall

Wed    3/19                Anaheim, CA                                    House Of Blues

Fri       3/21                Los Angeles, CA                       Roxy

Sat      3/22                San Diego, CA                 Belly Up         

Mon     3/24                New York, NY                    Bowery Ballroom

Tue      3/25                Washington, DC                   9:30 Club

Wed    3/26                Philadelphia, PA                  The Trocadero

Thu      3/27                Boston, MA                          Paradise

International dates

Thu      4/10                Eindhoven, NED                 Effenaar

Fri       4/11                Groningen, NED                   Oosterpoort KZ

Sat      4/12                Utrecht, NED                         Tivoli

Mon     4/14                Brussels, Belgium               Botanique

Tue      4/15                London, UK                           Astoria

Wed    4/16                Brighton, UK                                    Concorde 2

Fri       4/18                Bristol, UK                               Carling Academy

Sat      4/19                Birmingham, UK                   Carling Academy

Sun     4/20                Manchester, UK                    Academy

Tue      4/22                Newcastle, UK                       Carling Academy

Wed    4/23                Glasgow, UK                        Carling Academy

Fri       4/25                Belfast, UK                             Spring & Airbrake

Sat      4/26                Dublin, Ireland                         Tripod

 

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