Off of their most recent LP, Happiness Is, Taking Back Sunday debuted an emotional, fiery music video for "Better Homes and Gardens."
DJay Brawner of Anthem Films Inc. directed the Long Island alternative rock band's latest video and has dabbled in working with Panic! At the Disco, Circa Survive and Refused. The music video for the seventh track off of the 2014 Hopeless Records LP enlisted the help of the Greensboro, North Carolina fire department. A crew of recruits, including Battalion Chief Dwayne Church, was on standby to help control the growing inferno.
"Eddie (Reyes) had this wonderful idea of watching a home burn to the soundtrack of Better Homes And Gardens. With the help of the Greensboro fire department we were able to make that happen. As I was sitting there watching the house burn, and they were running playback of the song, there couldn't have been anything more fitting. It was very emotional," said front man Adam Lazzara, notes Stereoboard.
The five-piece group underwent a few lineup changes throughout their over a decade-long leg as a band, but have found their way back to the original group consisting of Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Mark O'Connell, Eddie Reyes and Shaun Cooper. Taking Back Sunday will head out to the UK to play The Slam Dunk Festival at Kingston's Hippodrome and London's Rythym Factory.
Guitarist John Nolan, who left the band for seven years to pursue his music career alongside Shaun Cooper in Straylight Run, will release his second solo album titled Sad Strange Beautiful Dream. The album was funded independently through a PledgeMusic campaign and a portion of pre-order proceeds will go to St. Jude Research Hospital. The album release date is set for July 27 while Nolan will kick off a few tour summer tour dates beginning August 19 in Philadelphia, reports Punknews.com.