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New Diet Cig video: Who Are You

Video: Diet Cig – “Who Are You”

Diet Cig - Who Are You (Official Music Video)

Directed by Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman. From Do You Wonder About Me?, out now on Frenchkiss.

How can you not love this band?

Like a bunch of other new albums released in this wretched year, Diet Cig’s follow-up to 2017’s excellent Swear I’m Good At This didn’t get the attention it deserved. “Who Are You” is the third single released off Do You Wonder About Me? but it’s the first one to receive the full video treatment. Everybody’s been understandably preoccupied with quarantining and doomscrolling.

Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman have a history of making great videos, so it’s a shame that lockdowns prevented them from practicing their visual craft until now. Here’s how they pulled it off:

We made this in a park down the street from our house! we had such a fun time dancing on a stage again ? we put this together with the people in our pod, just a bunch of friends who were so down to help us dance like freaks in the park ?

Glad they did. We all need the boost to our spirits.

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New Diet Cig video: Barf Day

Video: Diet Cig – “Barf Day”

Diet Cig - Barf Day (Official Music Video)

From Swear I’m Good At This, out now on Frenchkiss Records.

This was the first song I heard by this awesome band and now it’s got an official video. “I just wanna have ice cream on my birthday / Blow the candles out and wish all of my pain away.”

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New Diet Cig video: Maid of the Mist

Video: Diet Cig – “Maid of the Mist”

Diet Cig - Maid of the Mist (Official Music Video)

I heard these guys on the radio this weekend and really liked their sound. Sassy punk rock with vulnerable lyrics is right up my alley.

Diet Cig’s new album, Swear I’m Good At This, is out now on Frenchkiss Records.

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Freelance Whales – Generator 2nd Floor

Man. Remember when MTV stopped showing videos and it seemed like the end of music videos as an art form? It certainly seemed like the end of big budget productions, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing since LA was suddenly littered with hair metal washouts loaded to the gills in debt that labels would never, ever recoup.

Well, now we have YouTube and Vimeo and MySpace video channels and a host of video editing software that lowers the financial bar to make cool little movies. Case in point: Freelance Whales‘ new one for “Generator 2nd Floor.” Not only is this a tight little sing-song of a number, but the accompanying video features dudes in Mexican skull masks and ponchos playing music to a cutie in the woods. What’s not to love?

Video: Freelance Whales – “Generator 2nd Floor”

MP3: Freelance Whales – “Generator 2nd Floor” (with email registration)

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