Smalltalk is a veritable Asbury Park punk all-stars cast, featuring Pete Steinkopf of Bouncing Souls, Zak Kaplan of Worthless United and The Ratchets, John Chladnicek of Zero Zero and Johnny X & The Conspiracy, Jamie Goldfarb of Miss TK & The Revenge and Tara Jones (The Get Rights).
But don't be fooled by the parts that make the whole; what you'll hear in their black-and-white video for “Holding Out” has more in common with the Jesus And Mary Chain than the 'Souls.
This clips was an all-day endeavor and one guitarist/vocalist Zak Kaplan says was a wholly pleasant experience.
“It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in a day when you head out to a video shoot at 4 a.m.,” says Kaplan. “I got to watch the sun come up with The Pete as we drove along the ocean on our way to the location—it was a very romantic and special moment. The weather was fantastic, probably the nicest day of the summer, humidity was low, and I was having exceptionally great hair day. With a day like that and a song this good, it would’ve been a shame to not have made a video.”