Los Angeles-based indie-pop band Army Navy are excited to announce the release of the music video for their new single, “World’s End.“ Directed by Mark Schoenecker and starring Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Party Down) and Camille Cregan (The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks), the video for “World’s End” takes place in the television studio of a hilarious variety show set in the 1960s. The song is taken from the band’s brand new digital/7″ single that was released today, Tuesday, August 28. Including a cover of Yaz’s “Only You,” the “World’s End” single is the band’s latest material since the release of their critically acclaimed 2011 sophomore album, The Last Place. “World’s End” is now exclusively premiering at Entertainment Weekly online. Check it outHERE.
In addition to the release of the digital/7″ single, Army Navy will be touring during the last week of September and throughout October. Buy Youtube Views. Supporting The Features on the first nine dates, the tour will begin in Los Angeles on September 26 at the Troubadour. The tour will take in a total of 19 evenings across the U.S., culminating in a performance in San Francisco, CA, on October 27 at Hotel Utah. Tickets for the upcoming tour can now be purchased through the band’s official Web site HERE.
Photo: Megan Mack
Army Navy released its highly acclaimed self-titled debut album on its own label, The Fever Zone, in late 2008, an album Pitchfork declared a “bubbly effervescent valentine to obscure power pop bands of the late-1970s and early-’80s” in their 7.8 review, and a record NPR described as “a Posies-and-Teenage Fanclub-style tsunami of melody and distortion that underscores the youthful essence of power-pop in all its bittersweet glory.”
In June 2011, the band released its sophomore album titled The Last Place via the eMusic‘s “Selects” program, a coveted spotlight that offered The Last Place to eMusic.com’s subscribers exclusively for an entire month.
eMusic went on to describe The Last Place as “a poisoned Valentine dripping with equal parts beauty and scorn; imagine a Vulcan mind-meld between Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesqueand Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear and you’re there.” The eMusic Selects program started in 2008 to spotlight talented, unsigned bands and has served as a launching pad for some of today’s most sought-after indie bands. Best Coast, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Crystal Stilts and Julianna Barwick all released some early albums through the eMusic Selects program.
The Last Place, an album SPIN Magazine called “a feel-bad record you can actually feel good about” in their 8-out-of-10 review, is now available for purchase in stores and through all digital retailers. The band is currently in the studio working on their third full-length album.
Army Navy will be touring during September and through all of October. Tour dates below.
26 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
27 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar *
02 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
03 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep *
05 – Minnepolis, MN – Turf Club *
06 – Green Bay, WI – Crunch Frog *
08 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
09 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop
12 – Boston, MA – Middle East
15 – Washington, DC – The Red Palace
17 – Dekalb, IL – Otto’s
18 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
19 – Madison, WI – UW-Madison – Der Rathskeller
22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
24 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
25 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
27 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
* – supporting the Features