[Photo by: Matthew Taylor Morgan]
Rock band Listener is exclusively premiering the brand new music video for track "There's Money in the Walls."
Hailing from Kansas City, Listener is comprised of vocalist and bassist Dan Smith, drummer Kris Rochelle and guitarist Jon Terrey. Creating self-labeled "talk music," the band describes its sound as a "near perfect balance of what words and music are supposed to be"—and the new track shows off this balance.
"'There's Money in the Walls' is about Rudolph Diesel, the guy who invented the Diesel engine," Rochelle says about the new track. "Dan and I sat on my couch and wrote the bulk of this song a week before we left for a U.S. tour last year. Once we got home to finish it, three months had passed and the idea of how much time Diesel spent away from his family and loved ones for his work really hit home. I think that sort of soaked itself into Dan's lyrics and we decided we wanted the video to reflect how, in Listener, we always try and take time to make a home for ourselves on the road. The lake house in the video is our friend's. We stay there with him and cook and have a fire whenever we're up that way. It just seemed natural to be surrounded by loved ones if we were going to make a video for that song."
The trio plans to release pieces of their new album through four 7-inch vinyl records over the course of this year. You can buy the first 7-inch here. "There's Money in the Walls"—while on the album—will not be on any of the 7-inches.
Be sure to catch Listener on tour this summer:
07/21 - Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel @ Levontin7
07/21 - Haifa, Israel @ Plaster
07/23 - Bologna, Italy @ Secret Show
07/25 - Roma, Italy @ Le Mura
07/27 - Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
07/28 - Budapest, Hungary @ Duer Kert
07/29 - Orfu, Hungary @ Poetry Camp
08/02 - Diest, Belgium @ JH Tijl
08/03 - Aachen, Germany @ musikbunker
08/04 - Trier, Germany @ Ex-Haus
08/05 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ New Noise Festival
08/09 - Le Locle, Switzerland @ Open Air
08/11 - Aarhus, Denmark @ The Forest
08/12 - Svendborg, Denmark @ Harders
08/15 - Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
08/16 - Exeter, UK @ Cavern
08/17 - Birmingham, UK @ The Flapper
08/18 - Compton Martin, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 - Dublin, Ireland @ Gypsy Rose
08/20 - Belfast, Ireland @ Voodoo
08/21 - Aberdeen, UK @ The Tunnels
08/22 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
08/23 - Derby, UK @ The Hairy Dog
08/24 - London, UK @ Oslo
08/25 - Northampton, UK @ Shambala Festival
08/27 - Baden, Switzerland @ Badenfarht
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