Waxahatchee is a longtime favorite of the Philly music scene, but their latest music video for new single “Bored” takes place in a Texas bar. Under kaleidoscopic neon-colored lights, the band performs their latest track to a rapturous cheering audience at the Devil’s Backbone Tavern. It’s quite a contrast to their last single: the twangy down-tempo “Right Back to It”, featuring MJ Lenderman and accompanied by a stunning, somber music video. “Bored” is a similarly self-reflective track but trades melancholy banjo for a soaring chorus laden with distorted guitar.

In a statement about her writing process, singer-songwriter and frontperson Katie Crutchfield said “I feel like my comfort zone when writing songs lies somewhere on the emotional spectrum of sadness and heartache. Writing from a place of happiness scares me. Too earnest. Anger scares me even more.” This specific song is “about one of those situations where anger was called for and was the only authentic place from which to write about what I was experiencing. It was a challenge for me and ‘Bored’ is the end result.”

“Bored” and “Right Back to It” are the first songs released from Waxahatchee’s much anticipated upcoming record Tigers Blood, which ANTI-Records will release on March 22nd. The band is embarking on a huge tour in support of the album, including several just announced European dates. In September, Waxahatchee will wrap up their tour with two shows at Philly’s Fillmore. On the 7th, they’ll be joined by Tim Heidecker and Gladie; Tre Burt and Greg Mendez will open on the 8th. Check out the video below and get tickets at the WXPN concert calendar.

Waxahatchee - Bored