Premiere: The O's Battle Bad Guys, Kill Comedian Paul Varghese In New “Outlaws” Video
Next week, for what feels like the umpteenth time since the band's formation, adored area Americana outfit The O's will leave its home in Dallas and cross the Atlantic for yet another tour that will take the group throughout the United Kingdom.
We should note that these repeated visits haven't been for naught: The 2008-formed project from Dallas music mainstays Taylor Young and John Pedigo has earned a good deal of acclaim overseas, having seen its albums reach as high as No. 2 on the U.K.'s Americana sales charts while becoming the first U.S. act signed to Electric Honey Records (Belle & Sebastian, Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro).
Last month, Electric Honey released throughout the U.K. Thunderdog, which The O's had locally self-released last spring. Hence this coming jaunt around the isles, of course: The band will be celebrating the release of its latest disc on this tour, which will find the group serving as the main support for '90s Scottish alt-rock heroes Del Amitri (who, yes, you do know) in that band's native land for a significant chunk. The band will also open a gig for a solo show from the similarly Scottish-sprung Teenage Fanclub frontman Norman Blake.
But first, as something of a head's up for that tour, the band — which also hosts a drivetime radio show on 95.3 KHYI-FM The Range every Friday afternoon — is today releasing a new music video for Thunderdog's kickoff cut, “Outlaw.” The Jason Whitbeck-directed clip, per usual, finds the duo flashing its token oddball comedic sensibilities. In this instance, that means that the band's serving as vigilantes who put to use a new villain-finding app on their phones to help stop evildoers. And there are evildoers aplenty in this one — many of them familiar about-town faces, but none moreso than comedian Paul Vargehese, who here meets a rather tortilla-fiilled end at the hands of The O's in the confines of the AllGood Cafe.
Yeah, it's a little… off. But it's good for a few chuckles. And we're happy to present its premiere below. Check it out.