Every music lover has that one good song or album that’s ruined by a shitty time or person. For Dallon Weekes of iDKHOW, his family’s infatuation with twenty one pilots has sparked a bit of a vendetta between him and Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. Albeit a friendly rivalry–Dallon definitely feels the pressure to regain his family’s admiration away from their favorite banditos.
The band take their name from a line in Back To The Future and embrace the concept that they’re a lost act from the late ‘70s/early ‘80s who never quite made it. However, their music has recently been unearthed thanks to modern technology and they’re resurrecting the tracks for today’s generation.
Last month they released a music video for “Choke.” While the track appears on their latest 1981 Extended Play, it was actually released more than a year ago. It originally dropped Oct. 26, 2017, a date relating back to Back To The Future.
“I wrote ‘Choke’ to sort through how disenchanted I had become with living in Los Angeles,” Weekes said at the time. “I still love L.A. a lot, but it’s never felt like home for me. It can be a difficult culture to navigate if you don’t have any desire to fit in.”
The video itself is a resurrected clip from a TV show titled Pop Time Live that was recently rediscovered.
The video’s description reads, “Pop Time Live was a short-lived music television program that aired briefly in Eastern Europe in the early 1980s. The show, and its producers, had hoped to capitalize on the then popular ‘Italo Disco’ movement, but audiences found its lack of authenticity objectionable. Labeled ‘NOT FOR BROADCAST,’ it is believed that this particular iDKHOW performance never made it to air due to the band’s refusal to properly pantomime to their own song.”