“Our video for ‘You Got Spirit, Kid’ gave us a chance to showcase a relaxed side of the band’s personality,” said Coheed and Cambria front man Claudio Sanchez. “With our love for ‘80s nostalgia, we decided to approach the treatment in a John Hughes or Steven Spielberg type fashion, allowing the spirit of youth and camaraderie to shine in each frame.”
The clip, which was directed by DJay Brawner (Refused, Grouplove), follows the band as they take down a group of school bullies through a series of pranks.
Digital pre-orders for The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 16, 300 Entertainment), which include an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” are available tomorrow via iTunes (http://flyt.it/TheColorBeforeTheSun), Amazon Music and GooglePlay. A limited edition, deluxe box set featuring two hardcover books, four different pieces of music housed in a die-cut slipcase and a bevy of exclusive content is available while supplies last at www.coheedandcambria.com.
While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early-morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.
Coheed and Cambria on tour:
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 11 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage *
October 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s **
October 14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant **
October 17 Wichita, KS The Cotillion Ballroom **
October 18 Sioux Falls, SD The District **
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
* - w/Glassjaw & Thank You Scientist
** - w/Cursive & Thank You Scientist
About 300 Entertainment: Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists' development.