Start your weekend with some fresh stuff from Vista Kicks, the L.A. rockers who recently urged us that “People should love each other more.” We’re psyched to premiere the brand new music video for “If I Didn’t Have You” from their latest album, this year’s Twenty Something Nightmare, right here on Pancakes & Whiskey. The four – Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Nolan LeVine, and Trevor Sutton – who have been friends since kindergarten, worked with director Emiliana Ammirata on this eye-catching and entertaining video, which matches the song’s lyrics almost line-by-line.

Accompanying their coastal rock & roll sound, the film tells the story with colorful vintage-style cinematography and silent-era title cards, topped off with the band’s cool personalities and knack for grabbing attention on camera. “We shot it in Ensenada, Mexico,” frontman Derek Thomas told us. “It’s a beautiful city, and we couldn’t have imagined a better place to shoot the music video. Emiliana, the director, is a force to be reckoned with, and it was such an honor to work together.”

Vista Kicks just announced their next U.S. tour dates and will back in Brooklyn this winter on December 13th, performing at Rough Trade (tickets available here). You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see what they’re up to on the road.


Article: Olivia Isenhart





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