It is with great pleasure that we share the first ever music video from Bad Books. Directed by Jason Miller and shot in black and white, the video for “You Wouldn’t Have To Ask” is a great visual extension to a song that has already proven to be a fan favorite. Bad Books’ self-titled debut is now available physically and digitally via Favorite Gentlemen/Razor & Tie, see your local F.Y.E., Best Buy or indie record store for a copy.
“Before we’d even talked about it at all — what song we were going to do for a video, if we were going to make one — a buddy of mine randomly sent me a YouTube link of the Everly Brothers doing ‘Gone Gone Gone’ on Shindig, I think, in 1964 and it’s almost psychedelic how crazy and rabid their dancers are. I’m not the most visual guy, but it felt clear that we should do something like that, and then everybody piled on with their ideas and set design and costume design,” Kevin Devine recently told SPIN.com. The music video is great, the inspiration is great, take a couple of minutes and enjoy!
In other really exciting Bad Books news, the band has announced two additional tour dates which will be in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets for these California dates are now available via the pre-sale HERE and are on sale to the public starting November 18 at noon PST. All upcoming tour dates below!
11.24.10 – The Stuffing @ The Center Stage Complex – Atlanta, GA ##
12.01.10 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC**
12.02.10 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC**
12.03.10 – The 567 – Macon, GA**
12.04.10 – The Social – Orlando, FL**
12.05.10 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL**
01.15.11 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA ##
01.16.11 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ##
**Andy Hull & Kevin Devine
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