Yeah yeah, we already hear your grumbling about the band name, but hey, it’s got you grumbling. The four seasoned punk-dive troupers who make up this Brooklyn power pop band know they’re getting your goat with their cheeky monkier. They also know their way around a sharp hook. And after two years clubbing around NYC, they’ve got an album, a single and now this snazzy clip for their new song, “Diver Blue,” which we’re premiering today. The song is off their upcoming EP of the same name, produced by Kevin McMahon who’s worked with the Walkmen, Real Estate, Titus Andronicus, Swans and more.
Directed by respected documentary cinematographer, David Cavallo, the video is not, say, an exploration into how screwed up the fast food industry is or the imminent collapse of the ozone. Instead, it’s a 1982-flick-ish teen romp (not unlike the stellar “skinny tie pop” tune over it), with an aw-shucks kid trying in vain to chase down his sister’s friend for a smooch. But you won’t believe the lengths to which he goes to win her. And in fact, maybe this is some kind of cautionary documentary.
The Diver Blue EP is out April 8 on Almost Ready Records. Check out the video and upcoming tour dates below.
Tour Dates For 1-800-BAND:
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Record Grouch
05/04 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock Palace
05/05 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
05/07 – Hamtramck, MI – The Painted Lady
05/08 – Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House (Power Pop Fest w/ Dwight Twilley, Pezband)