Dawes has dropped a brand-new video inspired by a classic TV sitcom.
On Monday, the Los Angeles-based rock quartet released their “Feed the Fire” EP along with a music video for the title track which first appeared on their June album “Passwords.”
Directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, the video (above) pays homage to “The Brady Bunch” by showing the band members—Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Lee Pardini—against isolated blue squares, just like on the TV show’s oft-parodied opening credits. When the track begins the guys have wide smiles but before long their faces grow more serious and new videos pop up depicting everything from cats with fidget spinners to children playing Jenga.
“Everyone is telling bands, writers, and artists to share, share, share,” Siskin said in a statement about the video. “If you don’t share, nobody will care. If you don’t use social media, you don’t exist. That feeling/image struck me hard when I first heard Taylor’s lyrics. We’re all working for constant attention, without giving it a single thought as to ‘why’ we’re doing it.”
The “Feed the Fire” EP boasts four different versions of the tune, including acoustic, live, and studio performances. This comes not too long after the band laid down a track in the Stern Show studios, recording a cover of David Bowie’s “Oh! You Pretty Things” for Howard's star-studded tribute to the late rock icon.
More recently, the band came up during Mandy Moore’s debut appearance on the Stern Show. The musician and “This Is Us” star opened up to Howard all about her engagement to Taylor, the band's frontman, and even described how their unlikely relationship came to pass. Listen to a clip from her sit down with the King of All Media (below) and check out Mandy’s full interview here.