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Top 5 Videos of 2017 #5: The Deadmen – Everything

2017 was the year The Deadmen gave it their all. Justin Jones took time out from leading his own backing band to join Justin Hoben (aka John Bustine), John Scoops and DC/Gypsy Eyes expat Josh Read to finally release the long awaited full length follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut EP. Local label 8 Gang Switch handled the release of the album, also self-titled, and commissioned filmmaker Patrick Mason for two music videos to promote it. The first was “55 Days”, a beautiful and dark narrative video of an escaped convict attempting to return home, but the second caught everyone’s attention immediately. “Everything” is simplicity in filmmaking, showing nothing but the faces of the singers belting out acerbic lyrics of the pointed and anthemic song. Brash, frank, sardonically joyous in rage: this is the mission statement of The Deadmen. Climb aboard.


Podcast for July 13th, 2017

The Hometown Sounds boys (of summer) compare music lifestyles in college. Also Tony shares some of his handcrafted parody lyrics, while Paul lets go of an old grudge.

Faunaphor (Louis Weeks & Noah Berman) – in a library, in the summer (when I read I fall asleep) [single]
Ciscero feat. Sugg Savage – Poppin’ Wheelies [single]
The Deadmen – Everything [The Deadmen]
Teen Mortgage – Is It [Strange Times]
Incredible Change – Halo Curse [single]
The Lantern Slides – Juniper Cathedral [single]

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The Deadmen – Everything

Seems like most true music fans really love a song’s lyrics, but I am just not like that. I can’t keep track of any words at live shows, and even some of my favorite songs that I’ve heard hundreds of times have parts where I can’t quite parse the words. Well-done lyric videos are great at demystifying the words, and so is this new music video for “Everything”, the lead-off track from the new self-titled album by rock supergroup The Deadmen. Directed by filmmaker Patrick Mason, the video is dead simple without skimping on rugged, hirsute style, showing the intensely serious faces of the band (Justin Hoben, Justin Jones, Josh Read and John Scoops) clearly enunciating the song’s apprehensive lyrics. You can’t help but internalize all the words, and it helps that probably 66% of them are the song’s title.


The Deadmen – 55 Days

The Deadmen is a long-simmering rock supergroup comprised of Justin Jones, Josh Read formerly of Revival and the Gypsy Eyes record label, Justin Hoben and John Scoops. Their debut self-titled album is now out on their own 8 Gang Switch record label’s online store, and it’s every bit as hard-edged and serious as the faces of the musicians on the cover. The debut single is “55 Days”, a crime-ridden tale of escape and loss given this bleak and dark narrative video from director Patrick Mason. This release gives a healthy shot in the arm of national attention to DC’s roots-rock scene.