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Australia’s RVG share “IBM” video, playing BV SXSW day party & other shows


Australian indie rockers RVG have just released a video for “IBM,” one of the many great songs from their excellent 2017 debut, A Quality of Mercy. The song is about someone who falls in love with a computer, complete with a dialup modem solo. Singer/guitarist/songwriter Romy Vager told Dangerous Minds, “I think when I was writing it I was purposely aiming to do something that was a bit more oddball, something like what Robyn Hitchcock would have written in the 80s. I don’t think i intended it to be about anything other than a quirky story but now it’s taken on a life of its own.” The video plays on the song’s lyrical ideas and you can watch that, and stream A Quality of Mercy, below.

RVG are currently in Austin for SXSW and are playing a bunch of shows this week if you’re there, including the BrooklynVegan and Margin Walker’s free Saturday day party at Cheer Up Charlies, where they’ll play at 3:15 PM. Saturday’s lineup includes Andrew W.K., Lucy Dacus, A Place to Bury Strangers and more (RSVP).

After SXSW, RVG will head to NYC to Rough Trade on March 19 with fellow Melbourne bands Totally Mild, Jade Imagine and Jess Ribeiro (tickets). They’ll stop in Los Angeles on their way back to Australia, where they’ll play the Bootleg Theater on March 28 (tickets).

All RVG dates, including their SXSW schedule, are listed below.

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RVG – 2018 North American Tour Dates
March 14 – SXSW – Howdy Gals Showcase @ New Guild Co-Op (8:15 PM)
March 15 – SXSW – Hipster Robots Suck Day Party @ Side Par (1:10 PM)
March 15 – SXSW – Official Showcase @ 720 Club (1 AM)
March 16 – SXSW – Sounds Australia x OGF Day Party @ Lucille’s (4:15 PM)
March 17 – SXSW – BrooklynVegan Day Party @ Cheer Up Charlies (3:15 PM)
March 17 – SXSW – Aussies in Austin Day Party @ The Ginger Man (5:30 PM)
March 19 – NYC – Rough Trade
March 28 – Los Angeles – Bootleg Theater

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