by Andrew Sacher

Trans Am

Post rock pioneers Trans Am released their tenth album, Volume X, this week (5/20) via Thrill Jockey and have just given video treatment to one of its singles, "I'll Never." The song's a vocoder-led ballad with repeated refrains of "Come a little bit closer" and "I'll never get over you" and there's a kitschy intimacy in the video (based on this video) to match. See for yourself -- it premieres in this post and can be watched below.

The band also begin their previously announced tour in DC tonight (5/22) and come to NYC on Friday (5/23) at Knitting Factory with Dan Friel and Chron Turbine. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated tour dates are listed, with the new video, below...

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Credits:
Woman - Catherine Candor
Director of Photography, Lighting - Matthew Hayes
Lighting, Location - Chris Lael Larson
Producer, Editor - Michael Gersten
Director, Editor - Adam Heathcott
Special thanks to Benjamin Sellon

Trans Am -- 2014 Tour Dates
Thu May 22 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat w/ Heavy Breathing
Fri May 23 - Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory w/ Dan Friel, Chron Turbine
Sat May 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose w/ Microwaves, The Lopez
Sun May 25 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle w/ Cave, Kava
Tue May 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird w/ Ring Cicada, The Gorge
Wed May 28 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar w/ Kelly Stoltz, Major Games
Thu May 29 - Dallas, TX - Three Links w/ New Fumes, Jack Dover
Fri May 30 - Houston, TX - Rudyard's Pub w/ Vacation Eyes, Wicked Poseur
Sat May 31 - Austin, TX - Red 7 w/ Survive, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth
Mon Jun 2 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom w/ Larkspurs
Tue Jun 3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite w/ Kid 606, David Scott Stone
Wed Jun 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent w/ Golden Void, Death Cheetah