Nashville indie rockers Colony House unveil the music video for their single “Original Material.” Directed by Caleb Chapman of Colony House and Jon Steingard, the video set out to be a parody of themselves as a band trying too hard to be “original” only to realize it’s just not working out. The track is off the band’s upcoming third studio album Leave What’s Lost Behind out January 24, 2020, which is now available for pre-order as well as exclusive merch bundles. PRESS HERE to pre-order album and to listen to “Original Material” PRESS HERE.
When creating the video, Caleb Chapman said:
The parody quickly became a little more real than we anticipated. We spent a ton of time making these ridiculous cardboard and duct tape heads, choreographed a subpar dance routine, drove across the country to the Californian desert with our van and trailer… in AUGUST, filmed in 100º plus weather while wearing said “cardboard and duct tape heads”, and maybe got kicked out of a small town or two… all to make a video about trying too hard. In hindsight I think the joke might have been on us the whole time.
The band gave fans a first taste of the upcoming album with the release of their “Original Material” as well as “Looking For Some Light.” A confluence of serendipity, fate, and inspiration led the band back to their roots lyrically. Leave What’s Lost Behind incorporates a storied family history going back generations mixed with folklore surrounding a runaway to create an album worthy of being a classic novel. The band teamed up with Ben Shive, who produced Colony House’s debut album When I Was Younger, to tap into the freedom of their formative years as a band.
Colony House quietly steamrolled into the mainstream on their 2014 full-length debut, When I Was Younger, with its lead single “Silhouettes” becoming the #1 most-played track on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation for four consecutive months. In between constant touring and performances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, and Today, 2017’s Only The Lonely yielded fan favorites “You Know It” and “You & I.” After nearly two years of solid touring without recording, the musicians found themselves at a crossroads in 2018. They transitioned out of the major label system and went back to the beginning, to their roots.
Tying into the upcoming album, the band will embark on their 2020 Leave What’s Lost Behind Headline Tour. The band will hit major cities across the U.S. withspecial guest Tyson Motsenbocker. PRESS HERE for more details and to purchase tickets.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and music from Colony House in the coming weeks!
Leave What’s Lost Behind Tour
Jan 25 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom / Mercy Lounge – SOLD OUT
Feb 14 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Feb 15 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Feb 19 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Soundstage
Feb 21 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Feb 22 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Feb 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Feb 24 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Feb 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Feb 29 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall – Music Hall
March 2 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
March 3 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
March 4 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
March 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand
March 7 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 9 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
March 10 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
March 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
March 13 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
March 14 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
March 15 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 17 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
March 19 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
March 20 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
March 21 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
March 22 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 24 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
March 25 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 28 Waco, TX Common Grounds