by Doug Moore

Pontiak at Austin Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Pontiak

Virginian psych rockers Pontiak are releasing their newest effort, INNOCENCE, this week (1/28) via Thrill Jockey (pre-order). We're premiering the band-made music video for "Wildfires," its second single, below -- frontman Van Carney strums the comparatively restrained tune out in a dingy motel room, while all three members of Thrill Jockey labelmates/Brooklyn locals Guardian Alien putter around in the background. (Guardian Alien's new album, Spiritual Emergency, comes out 1/28 as well.)

Pontiak will also be kicking off their month-long North American tour in support of the album this week. The tour concludes with a NYC date at Union Pool on March 6. No ticket sale yet, but keep an eye out.

Watch the "Wildfires" video and check out the full run of dates below...

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Pontiak - "Wildfires" Official Video

Pontiak -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tue 1/28 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Tea Bazaar
Wed 1/29 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
Thu 1/30 - Athens, GA - Caledonia, Lounge
Sun 2/2 - Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo
Mon 2/3 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
Tue 2/4 - Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
Wed 2/5 - Little Rock, AR - Vino's
Thur 2/6 - Tulsa, OK - Sound Pony
Fri 2/7 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
Sat 2/8 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Sun 2/9 - El Paso, TX - Lowbow Palace
Mon 2/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit
Tue 2/11 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar w/ Cy Dune
Wed 2/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
Thu 2/13 - San Francisco, CA - Make Out Room w/ Golden Void, Cy Dune
Fri 2/14 - Chico, CA - Cafe Coda w/ Golden Void
Sat 2/15 - Portland, OR - Tonic w/ Golden Void
Sun 2/16 - Seattle, WA - Highline w/ Golden Void
Mon 2/17 - Spokane, WA - Mootsy's
Thur 2/20 - Minneapolis, MN - 1st Ave Entry
Fri 2/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
Sat 2/22 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout w/ Old Baby
Sun 2/23 - Louisville, KY - Lisa's Oak Room
Mon 2/24 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
Wed 2/26 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Thu 2/27 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Fri 2/28 - Washington, DC - Paperhaus
Thu 3/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool