This song (along with their whole self-titled “Grapefruit” album) was totally my end of summer anthem last year, and this video they just released captures the fun energy of a Saves the Day show and the pure happiness and passion that this band exude when they play. I can’t say enough great things about this band or their latest album; they’ve been right up there among my all time faves since high school and every time they release anything I get a little too excited…
This is what the band had to say about the video:
“We are terrible actors and terrible liars. It’s the curse of valuing things that are honest and true above all else. It’s especially difficult when there are things that seem fun to do but then we’re not sure how to do it in a way that feels honest and true to the moment.
We wanted to make a video but do it on our terms. Sean Stout got it. So at the end of our 2013 fall tour we hung in LA for a day, rented a room, borrowed a PA, bought some beer, and invited some people over. We played a set, played “In The In Between” a few times, and filmed it. This video is a document of the night. No hi-def perfect miming vocals and instruments. We’d have used the live sound if the room didn’t make everything sound like Glenn Branca.
What Sean captured was the energy we share when we have you all singing along with us. It was a fucking blast. At the end of the night, people were making friends and exchanging numbers. It was Beyond Dope to be a catalyst for that.
So here is “In The In Between.” If there’s even one person in a tiny room to play for we’ll be there. For now, we’ll see you in the UK and EUROPE.”
Wish I could go to Europe with them. Sigh…