Punk supergroup The Falcon — aka Brendan Kelly, his Lawrence Arms bandmate Neil Hennessy, Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano, and The Loved One’s Dave Hause — returned earlier this year with Gather Up The Chaps, their first album in a decade. If you haven’t already checked it out, it’s a must-hear for fans of raw, melodic punk. Order yours via Red Scare.
The drug-fueled “Sergio’s Here” now has a video that’s part live footage, part drug deals. It looks like a party at first but it soon takes a darker turn. Here’s what Brendan Kelly tells us about it:
So, we did a twitter poll to figure out which song to make a video for, and “Sergio’s Here” won easily. The song is told from the perspective of a guy shamelessly trying to get money out of his girl so he can buy drugs from the song’s titular character. The song sounds pretty upbeat, but I think it’s ACTUALLY truly dark. It’s about the reckless glee of making bad decisions before the notion of consequence or guilt truly kicks in, so we thought it’d be funny to do a video that kinda mimics that surface-level party fun vibe that masks something that can often be very rough and bad. Don’t do drugs, kids.
The video premieres above.
The Falcon are also touring in November, including a run with Mikey Erg (who released Tentative Decisions earlier this year) and Arms Aloft (who released What A Time To Be Barely Alive earlier this year). That run includes a Rocks Off cruise in NYC on November 12, and a Jersey show at Crossroads (11/11) a day earlier, which also has The Scandals on the bill. Tickets for the cruise and the Jersey show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
The Falcon — 2016 Tour Dates
11/9 – Lancaster, PA @ American Bar & Grill (w/ Mikey Erg, Arms Aloft)
11/10 – Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Mikey Erg, Arms Aloft)
11/11 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads (w/ Mikey Erg, The Scandals, Arms Aloft)
11/12 – NYC, NY @ Rocks Off Boat Cruise (w/ Mikey Erg, Arms Aloft)
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (w/ Mikey Erg, Arms Aloft)
11/15 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/16 – Montreal, QC @ Katakombes (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod’s (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/19 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/20 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/22 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
11/23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Kyle Kinane, Arms Aloft)
homepage photo by Greg Pallante