After a buzzy end to 2015, LA-based Dogs return today with a video for ‘Dogs’, taken from their Misty Strub EP, which came out last month. While the song itself is a fine-tuned and slick affair, sounding like MGMT on sleeping pills, the video is more comical.

Here’s singer Max Helmerich on the inspiration:

“I was curious if it were possible to simultaneously be running away from everything while at the same time consider myself loyal. Kind of beats a dead horse, but you know how a dog can at one moment make you feel like you’re the only person on earth and the very next moment not give two shits about you. That’s how I felt I was living, and that’s what the song is about.”

Bird Dog are on the road in a couple of weeks, playing a bunch of dates including SXSW:

February 29—Hollywood, CA—Bardot
March 11-20—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 13—Phoenix, AZ—McDowell Mountain Music Festival
March 20—Dallas, TX—Kessler Theater*
March 22—Mobile, AL—Soul Kitchen*
March 23—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks*
March 24—Birmingham, AL—Saturn Birmingham*
March 26—St. Louis, MO—Old Rock House*
March 27—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room Lounge*
March 28—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater*
May 27—Napa, CA—Bottle Rock Festival

*supporting Wild Feathers