Real Friends Release Halloween Themed Music Video For "Mess"
Real Friends have released a Halloween-themed music video for their song "Mess" just in time for the holiday! Set in 1995, the video creates a nostalgic, anthemic portrait of Halloween in the suburbs.
"Mess" is taken from the band's new album The Home Inside My Head, which is now available on iTunes.
"We are stoked to show everyone our music video for 'Mess,'" bassist Kyle Fasel says. "The coolest part was having our fans involved in the filming of the video. We had about 100 extras in the video over the course of two days. All of those extras were our fans. If I was in one of my favorite bands' music videos, I would be super stoked. So it's awesome to make our fans feel that."
Filmed in Media, PA, director Kyle Thrash brought the band's unabashedly honest lyrics to life by constructing an almost tangible atmosphere reminiscent of the smell of fall and the sounds of a fun-filled Halloween night, all the while following the story of two siblings who are not quite sure where exactly they fit in. Meanwhile, the storyline also follows different youth archetypes, who are enjoying a night of trick-or-treating and creating mischief.
Vocalist Dan Lambton explains, "We had wanted to work with Kyle Thrash for a very long time. We met him a few years ago while we were out with Modern Baseball and saw him grow as a director through all of their music videos along with Neck Deep and State Champs, among many others. Kyle brought a new vision to our whole perspective on videography. We never had extras, an intricate set, or as detailed of a storyline before. We had a lot of kids from the Philly area come out and give their time to be in the video, and it was awesome getting to connect to fans in a different light. I'm also very glad I didn't fall off the bike while we were shooting."
REAL FRIENDS TOUR DATES
w/ THE WONDER YEARS, KNUCKLE PUCK, MOOSE BLOOD, & SEAWAY
Oct 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct 27 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 28 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Oct 29 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
Oct 30 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Nov 1 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Nov 2 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Nov 4 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov 5 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Nov 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Nov 9 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov 11 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 12 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov 13 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 15 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Nov 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 17 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Nov 18 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov 19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
Nov 20 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Nov 22 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
EUROPE / UK TOUR w/ KNUCKLEPUCK
Dec 1 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill
Dec 2 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC
Dec 3 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Kellerclub
Dec 4 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Dec 6 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Dec 7 - Antwerpen, Belgium @ JC Kavka
Dec 9 - London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom
Dec 10 - Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Asylum
Dec 11 - Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Riverside
Dec 13 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ St Luke's
Dec 14 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Club Academy
Dec 15 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Stylus
Dec 16 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Thekla
Dec 17 - Southampton, United Kingdom @ Engine Rooms