Quick Hits & Clips: Mayday Parade, Snow Patrol, All-American Rejects, Daryl Hall & Company Of Thieves, Sugar Red Drive

posted January 13, 2009

  • Mayday Parade have debuted their new music video for "Miserable At Best," off of their latest album A Lesson in Romantics on MySpace.com. The video, directed by Mark Staubach (The Academy Is, The Cab), depicts the emotional journey that a person goes through when they breakup with a loved one. "I wanted to make a video that is relatable to everyone," says Staubach. "'Miserable At Best' is powerful, honest and heartfelt. I wanted to capture those emotions and feelings with the video." Says vocalist Derek Sanders, "The video came together quickly. We all agreed we wanted to make a video that expressed our feelings and lyrics visually. The song is pretty heart-wrenching and we wanted to portray that feeling of heartbreak and a loss."
  • Snow Patrol recorded a live session for Yahoo's Pepsi Smash featuring an interview with the full band and a performances of "Crack The Shutters," "Chasing Cars" and "Take Back The City."
  • The All-American Rejects, hot off their December release of When The World Comes Down, have taken their time in the Yahoo! Music studio to bring a stripped down version of Britney Spears' hit "Womanizer" to life. Packed with an accordion, clanking beer bottles, and a unison of "whooooos" the cover is described by frontman Tyson Ritter as "better than Britney" and can be seen at Yahoo! Music.
  • For the 15th edition of Live From Daryl’s House, Hall will be joining Wind-up Records recording artists Company of Thieves. The band’s lead vocalist Genevieve Schatz and guitarist Marc Walloch will perform a seven-song set with Hall, which can be seen exclusively on www.livefromdarylshouse.com, including four tracks from the band’s Ordinary Riches album (“Pressure,” “Around the Block,” “Past the Sleep” and “Even in the Dark”), the Hall and Oates song, “Starting All Over” as well as the Hall-penned smash, “Everytime You Go Away,” a hit single for Paul Young. Hall, Schatz and Walloch also tackle a pair of classic rock covers in the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” and “Piece of my Heart,” made famous by Janis Joplin.
  • Formerly known as Mercury Rising, Poughkeepsie based band, Sugar Red Drive, are preparing to release their debut album this spring. Their first single, “One More Time,” will be impacting radio soon and a US & UK tour is in the works. Ready to take Sugar Red Drive to the next level, they entered into Applehead Studios (Coheed & Cambria, The Static Age) in Woodstock, NY along with longtime songwriter and producer Pat Gasperini (drummer PJ’s father) to record their debut album.