Despite its blithe beat, Hinds’ song “Warts” and its new accompanying video are anything but blissful.
The chirpy song, from the band’s debut album Leave Me Alone, is about a guy who’s head over heels for a girl whose middle name is Trouble. Of course, everyone knows that except for him.
In the video, the four members of the band, dressed in kimonos for some inexplicable reason, are watching their friend being sucked into this girl’s mind games. The boy, oblivious to it all, merely stands by while his friends are picked off one by one by the devious girlfriend. Creepy yet instantly relatable, right?
Watch the video for “Warts” above and check out the band’s newly announced tour dates below.
Hinds Tour Dates
3 – Seattle, Wash. @ Bumbershoot
16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Treasure Island Music Festival
17 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Velvet Jones
19 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Club Congress
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Regent Theater
22-23 – Silverado Canyon, Calif. @ Beach Goth Festival at Oak Canyon Park
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
25 – Pontiac, Mich. @ The Pike Room at Crofoot
26 – Toronto, Ontario @ Adelaide Hall
28 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Warsaw
29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
30 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Middle East Downstairs
4 – McDade, Texas @ Sound On Sound Festival at Sherwood Forest Faire