Published May 17, 2019Vancouver punk quartet Jock Tears have revisited their Bad Boys LP to create a new music video for their anthem "Not Yr Sweetheart," which Exclaim! is proud to premiere today.
The video was shot in Olympia, WA, by the VHS public access program Your Daily Hour with Me. Here's how it all went down, according to Jock Tears drummer Dustin Bromley:
We were so excited to play Le Voyeur in Olympia with Calvin Johnson(!!) and our tourmates Apollo Ghosts, but we didn't realize that it was starting so early! We had spent the day wearing cowboy hats in the promoter, Lois' sunny backyard listening to stories of Olympia in the early '90s. We casually loaded into the venue, and Lois nudged me saying, "Ok, let's rip it!" Olympia doesn't mess around! This video takes place 2 minutes later.
Freddy and Kenny host a 1 hour public access VHS program every single day called Your Daily Hour With Me. We were going to jump on to their program later that evening, but when we showed up to Le Voyeur, we were surprised to find them already there with a camera crew prepped to whip up some visuals. Right as we finished, they handed us a VHS tape of our set. We looove what they did, and with minimal imovie skills, I managed to toss this studio recording over their live visual wizardry! Apollo Ghosts and us still got to hang out on the public access show later too. Their number is on their website, call in to their show!
Watch the video for "Not Yr Sweetheart" below, where you'll also find the band's forthcoming tour dates.
05/17 Vancouver, BC - The Matador
05/24 Edmonton, AB - Sewing Machine Factory
05/25 Calgary, AB - Mesob (East Town Get Down Festival)
06/21 Calgary, AB - Pin Bar (Sled Island Festival)
06/22 Calgary, AB - McHugh House (Sled Island Festival)