PREMIERE: Dead Hearts Club Mourn “Dead Friends” in Video
Dead Hearts Club remember those they’ve lost once upon a time in the deserted west.
Arriving on the bootheels of their self-titled debut LP released earlier this summer, San Diego alt-country group Dead Hearts Club are sharing their video for one of the album’s standouts, “Dead Friends,” an appropriately somber mosey through a southwestern ghost town. A series of desolate images of delis, post offices, and mortuaries, Andrew van Baal’s video is an apt companion piece to Jacob Joseph Young’s lyrics concerning deceased compadres as he remains the lone inhabitant of the vast landscape they’ve left behind.
“‘Dead Friends’ is really a tribute to our drummer and all other friends and family we lost along the way on this journey,” Young explains, citing the fatal accident that befell DHC’s original drummer, Nicki Carano, a few years ago. “Dead Hearts Club symbolizes pain, love, loss, and redemption—all qualities which every member carries with them.”
True to their mantra of revitalization, Young promises a few more singles and plans for a new album in the coming months. For now, you can find the self-released Dead Hearts Club on Spotify and Bandcamp.