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Zeppelin-approved Rival Sons debut
scuzzy new video

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Matt Wignall

Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been stumping for Long Beach garage-blues group Rival Sons since 2012. It’s not hard to understand why: Their brand of guitar scuzz and frantic vocals hit the spot like a Bud and a shot of Jameson at a dive bar after a long day.

Their fourth album Great Western Valkyrie dropped last year and recalls Zeppelin at its grooviest and Jack White as his wildest. EW has the exclusive premiere of Rival Sons’ “Electric Man” video, which juxtaposes the band with weird science footage from the 1950s. “We were recently asked to be an experiment in a laboratory study,” bassist Dave Beste says. “The people behind the study evidently wanted to measure our rock-n-roll power, and so we played ‘Electric Man’ and in the process we broke all their equipment. Somebody taped it and we made a special video out of it. So watch it, and enjoy it. We love science.”

Check out the video and Rival Sons tour dates below.

Rival Sons:

May 7: Toronto, Canada @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

May 9: Montville, CT  @ Mohegan Sun Wolf’s Den

May 11: Boston, MA @ Paradise

May 12: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

May 14: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage Share

May 15: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

May 16: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Slash

May 17: Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range Festival at Columbus Crew Stadium

May 30: Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s

June 5: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove on Anaheim

June 6: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

June 8: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

June 9: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

June 10: Boise, ID @ Revolution Center

June 12: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater

June 13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

June 14: Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom