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Video Premiere: The Smith Street Band ‘Young Drunk’

News posted Monday, December 10 2012 at 12:00 AM.
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Video Premiere: The Smith Street Band ‘Young Drunk’

As with the rest of Sunshine & Technology, ‘Young Drunk’ revolves around Wil Wagner’s heartfelt young-adult laments. Wagner manages to cram in thoughts on love, loss, urban squalor, suburban anomie, and generic architecture, while still finding room for a climactic chorus and some ‘whoah-oh’s. Now there’s a live clip that shows a room full of people seconding these emotions.

The video captures the band’s packed-out hometown album launch at the Tote in August. Shot on hand-held cameras by friends of the band Andrew Johnston and Mick Thomas, the video also doubles as a valentine to the Tote (check out the loving, lingering close-up of the men’s room wall).

If you look closely, you can see the audience losing their nut as well.

The Smith Street Band have also announced dates and supports for their upcoming ‘Young Drunks’ tour. Smithies are bringing Bomb The Music Industry all the way out from the US to support, to be joined by Melbourne’s The Bennies.

‘Young Drunks’ Tour:
Thu, Jan 31 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Sat, Feb 2 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Thu, Feb 7 – X&Y Bar, Brisbane QLD (door sales only)
Fri, Feb 8 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD (free show)
Wed, Feb 13 – The Shed, Byron Bay NSW (all ages/door sales only)
Thu, Feb 14 – The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour NSW
Fri, Feb 15 – The Annandale, Sydney NSW
Sat, Feb 16 – Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Thu, Feb 21 – The Royal Oak, Launceston TAS
Fri, Feb 22 – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS
Sat, Feb 23 – The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thu, Feb 28 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC*
Fri, March 1 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA*
Sat, March 2 – The Loft, Warrnambool VIC*

*Bomb The Music Industry not appearing


The Smith Street Band — Young Drunk from The Smith Street Band on Vimeo.

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Your Comments

MalikVerlag  said about 1 year ago:

Rent-a-crowd


ChrisBrimstone  said about 1 year ago:

yeah 'cause a band that can fill up the Annandale or draw a crowd to Black Wire records on the day they announce a show can't fill a show in their hometown.

weird how M&N champions a band that's so earnest and old fashioned and lacking in any irony, bullshit, or detachment


ChrisBrimstone  said about 1 year ago:

they should be supporting Springsteen at Hanging Rock


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