Philadelphia-based punks Fire in the Radio have a new record coming out at the end of next week. Their new video for "New Air," the title track of their upcoming album, offers a sharp glimpse of what's to come from the indie punk outfit. Flush with sharp riffs and an overall sound that's a throwback to some of the best punk band, the video is a solid interpretation of an already killer tune.
"'New Air' was written as a response to the current divisive climate in our country," the band explains. "It's told from the view of two people struggling to find a way forward in an untenable relationship. As we were conceptualizing the video we wanted something that embodied these concepts.
"The director, Adam Peditto, helped us settle on the idea that using color would be a unique and compelling way to express this narrative. Thus, throughout the video you see a juxtaposition of red, blue and purple underlying the story of the two main characters. It gives the video this film noir-type quality.
"Adam and his team beautifully shot these images over two winter days in Philadelphia that included dramatic temperature shifts, strong winds and (as the video depicts) a fairly significant thunder and lighting storm. The result is video that is reflective and haunting, yet hopeful, and perfectly captures what we were trying to convey."
Watch it above.
Fire in the Radio's New Air is out on May 5. Pre-order the album here. Check out the band's tour dates below:
5.18 Burlington, VT - Jim’s Basement
5.19 Montreal, QB - Pouzza Fest
5.20 Montreal, QB - Pouzza Fest
5.21 Quebec City, QB - L’Anti
5.22 Boston, MA - O’Brien’s Pub
5.23 Providence, RI - Dusk
5.24 Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
5.25 Allentown, PA - The Alternative Gallery
5.26 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle