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Watch the Faint’s Arresting “Young and Realistic” Video

It’s been 15 years since the Faint’s “Agenda Suicide” and “Glass Danse” first blasted the earbuds of disenchanted scenester youths across the country. But the Omaha band is still going strong, and to celebrate their longevity, the electro-punk pioneers are putting out a retrospective collection, CAPSULE: 1999-2016, through Saddle Creek on September 30. The album will contain 16 selections from that 17-year period.

To coincide with the fast-approaching release, the Faint have also shared a new video for their 2016 single “Young and Realistic.” The song, which debuted back in May, is a soaring electro-disco anthem; now it has a jolting video that loops arresting and bizarre visuals—including close-ups of eyeballs, colorful stalagmite caves, and a man dousing a tree on fire. According to a press release, the song features synth duties from their newest member, Graham Ulicny (Reptar).

Watch the “Young and Realistic” video below, and check out the Faint’s upcoming tour dates with Pictureplane and Gang of Four. Pre-orders of CAPSULE: 1999-2016—which also features two brand-new songs, “Skylab1979″ and “ESP”—are available through Saddle Creek.

 

The Faint North American tour dates:

September 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
September 30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
October 01 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
October 02 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall *
October 05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
October 06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
October 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre *
October 08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
October 10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
October 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *
October 13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
October 14 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
October 15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
October 17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire *
October 18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater *
October 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *
October 22 – 10.23 – Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth V
October 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom *
October 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
October 26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
October 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *
October 29 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
October 31 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *

* = with Gang of Four & Pictureplane

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