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VICE Premiere

Here Is Cheatahs' New Video

The first video from their new self-titled LP, our pick for best album of the month.

by Benjamin Shapiro
11 February 2014, 4:20pm

Here's a premiere of Cheatahs' video for "Get Tight," and before our new copy editor gets all pissy at me for misspelling their name... yes, it's spelled Cheatahs, dickwad. The song is about that mega crush you've always had who rocks black jeans and introduced you to Racine and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, but is actually a gnarly drug addict who will steal from your siblings and drag you into an endless daymare of late rent and dirty fingernails. So it's up to you if you want to be a healthy square or trash your life while looking cool – choice is yours, 'tween. The video, directed by Pete Dee, is set in a scene we know too well: You're sitting in your favourite easy chair, slammin' beers and smokin' cigs, when disembodied heads suddenly take over the television set that's been hypnotising you your whole stupid life. Then they begin singing hook-laden slacker alt anthems at your face until you zone out. You know. That old yarn. 

This is the first video from their new self-titled LP, which was released today through Wichita. (We liked it so much that we bestowed our coveted Best Album of the Month status upon it.) You should buy the album right here. Also, if you are an American, you can catch the band on tour later this month. Full tour schedule below.

Cheatahs' US Tour
Feb 22 – Bunk Bar, Portland, OR
Feb 23 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Feb 27 – The Echoplex (Red Bull Sound Select show, with FIDLAR), Los Angeles, CA
Mar 4 – Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 5 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 6 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC