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PREMIERE: Watch Roll The Tanks' Animated Video For "Goodnight Jimmy Lee"

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Los-Angeles based power pop rockers Roll The Tanks are gearing up to released their debut full-length, Broke Til Midnight, via Epitaph, and we're excited to premiere the first video from the album. The animated clip for "Goodnight Jimmy Lee" finds the four-piece trying (maybe too) desperately to impress a blogger in the studio. And let's just say, it doesn't turn out well for the blogger. Watch the PureVolume exclusive of "Goodnight Jimmy Lee" above.

"Making this album and getting it released has been nothing short of a long bizarre nightmare for us," vocalist/guitarist Danny Carney divulges. "But now it's actually happening and our fans who have been waiting patiently can hear it. It's finally going to have its day in the sun, and we couldn't be happier about finding a home at Epitaph Records. We wanted to make a video that was in the spirit of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Games' video. Something very sexy and VERY serious. I think [our director] Norwood really helped us achieve that."

"As a director, I'm always trying to experiment with something I've never tried before," Norwood explains. "I have always had a fondness for the Monty Python collage animation style and I brought in Mark and Dave to take that 16mm look to a more modern level. I didn't want it to be too polished as I feel like much of the humor is found in the rough edges and imperfections. Plus I think the roughness provides a complementary balance to the track which is a perfect rock/pop song that can get stuck in your ear — so the video should have many elements and layers that make it watchable multiple times allowing the viewer to find new details each time around. I had a blast working with the band and collaborating with them on the storyline of the video."

Broke Til Midnight is set for a May 27 release via Epitaph. Pre-order the album via iTunes

 
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