Watch M Ward's new video for "The First Time I Ran Away"

M Ward has released the first music video for his next LP, A Wasteland Companion, due out April 10th, 2012. The beautifully animated video for “The First Time I Ran Away” features a bleak, cartoonish take on wartime and wandering:

The singer has also announced a run of 2012 North American tour dates, including a stop in Indio for Coachella 2012. You can get tickets to those on Thrillcall. Check the dates below:

2/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
4/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
4/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHO
4/16 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
4/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
4/18 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
4/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
5/5 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
5/6 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
5/7 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
5/8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA @Union Transfer
5/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/15 – Durham, NC @ Duke Performances at Page Auditorium
5/16 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
5/22 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
5/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue