After debuting “Nice Guys,” the second single off their upcoming album Barbara, on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Program, We Are Scientists have now released the video and cover art for the “Nice Guys” single. The video, which can be now seen at The Sun online, features Keith Murray racing through suburban city streets on a child’s scooter, and eating pavement just as much. And it also includes some recognizably misheard lyrics scrolling across the screen, which is also a testament to the Scientists’ strong sarcastic sense of humor. Instead of “If you’re the nice guy, act like the nice guy,” the closed captioning says, “Act like the night sky, act like the night sky.”
The video is only available at The Sun’s website, but as soon as it’s uploaded to Youtube, we’ll be sure to include it right here at PopWreckoning.
The cover art, both nostalgic and a bit nonsensical, is characteristic of We Are Scientists’ relationship with their fans, and their fans’ overwhelming love for them. The dolls featured on the cover were actually made and given to the Scientists by a friend of mine, Adrian Stone.
“Nice Guys” will be officially released on June 7, and Barbara will be released on June 14.
And if you can’t wait to see the boys on tour, they won’t be touring regularly in the U.S. until at least the fall, but they will be hitting up several festivals and smaller gigs in Europe this summer.
May 2: Roundhouse, London
June 27: Glastonbury
July 9: T In The Park
August 27: Leeds Festival
August 28: Reading Festival
Visit Wearescientists.com for more.