By Ray Rahman
Updated July 17, 2013 at 03:38 PM EDT

Need some new blood in your folked-up summer playlist? Meet Vance Joy.

After putting in his time on the Melbourne open-mic circuit, the Australian singer-songwriter landed gigs opening for the likes of Of Monsters and Men and Ben Howard, and his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing is slated for a Stateside release Sept. 3.

The album’s lead single,”Riptide,” is already rising on the Aussie charts, and the original, excellently weird clip already has more than half a million pageviews on YouTube– but you can watch the song’s new, more intimate acoustic video exclusively here:

If you liked what you heard, you can pick up Joy’s God Loves You When You’re Dancing EP here, and catch the man himself on tour at the following dates:

September 16 Atlanta, GA Vinyl*

September 18 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church – Sanctuary*

September 20 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall*

September 21 New York, NY Irving Plaza*

September 22 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*

September 27 Chicago, IL Subterranean*

September 28 St. Paul, MN Turf Club*

September 30 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater*

October 1 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound*

October 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*

October 5 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*

October 7 San Francisco, CA The Chapel*

October 9 Los Angeles, CA El Ray Theater*

* with Tom Odell

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