DT: JUNE 9, 2022
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR
THE BLACK MOODS
GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG”
THIRD ALBUM ‘INTO THE NIGHT’ OUT NOW
VIA WIT HUSTLE / THE ORCHARD / STEELHORSE ENTERTAINMENT STREAM/DOWNLOAD NOW
Phoenix, AZ-based trio THE BLACK MOODS mix hard-hitting rock with electric blues, strong attitude, and plenty of anthemic choruses on their newly released third studio album INTO THE NIGHT out now via Wit Hustle/The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down), INTO THE NIGHT “blends the most elemental components of rock and roll music into new songs that achieve a nearly-perfect balance of guts, glory, guitar, and big-league hooks,” according to Rock & Blues Muse who further praised the band as “one of the most crucial and exciting American bands working today.”
THE BLACK MOODS—Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums) and Jordan Hoffman (bass)—have today (June 9) released a farcical music video for their vibrant and punchy single “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” following its exclusive premiere via MXDWN yesterday. The video was filmed at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, AZ and includes appearances from the school’s principal and student members alongside the band throughout various skits. Watch it streaming below or on YouTube HERE.
Loaded with rebellious lyrics (“You don’t like the like the way I spend my time / You don’t like the way we live our lives / You always let me know it’s on your dime / You act like being young is such a crime”), the song’s message of nonconformity is relatable to all generations.
Sharing how the song developed, Kennedy says, “The guys and I were hanging out in the studio jamming away and this song started crawling out. The hook line came right to me. I could hear it immediately. The first lines I wrote were the last ones in the song, ‘There’s no life where there’s no love, Youth Is Wasted On The Young’…it just flowed. The rest of it came out a few weeks later once everything was shut down due to Covid and reality had time to sink in. We felt like little kids being grounded, not allowed to go out and play, so we wrote it from that perspective.”
When it came to coming up with a video concept for “Youth Is Wasted On The Young,” Kennedy remarks, “We had a couple ideas as to what we wanted for the video. We wound up getting the option to take over a high school for a couple days, so we HAD to go with that. All the locations in one place, it was a no-brainer. A good friend of ours that we met from playing shows in Arizona and Mexico was retiring from his principal gig and asked us if we wanted to take over his school for a couple days. We couldn’t pass that up! Initially we were just gonna shoot some short videos for social media and then play a few songs for the kids, but inspiration struck. We brainstormed for a couple hours and storyboarded it out and it worked. We are huge Foo Fighter fans, to say the least. Their videos are amazing. We are most definitely paying homage to those guys in this video. It’s got a ‘Learn To Fly’ meets ‘Sabotage’ vibe for me. We are also fans of the Naked Gun movies as well as anything Broken Lizard does, so we obviously don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
THE BLACK MOODS – “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” Music Video
THE BLACK MOODS are currently in Mexico taking part in Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ annual Circus Mexicus festival (June 9 & 10) and will then return to Arizona for upcoming headlining shows in Tucson and Pinetop-Lakeside before making their way West for a stop in Wisconsin with Scott Stapp. Current upcoming shows can be found listed below. Stay tuned for further summer tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
INTO THE NIGHT is available to stream/download now at https://orcd.co/tbmintothenight.
Limited-edition autographed CDs (300 total) are also still available on their webstore HERE.
THE BLACK MOODS Tour Dates:
6/9 & 10 – Puerto Penasco, MX @ Circus Mexicus
6/18 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
6/24 & 25 – Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ @ Weekend In The Pines
7/23 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Music Theatre (w/Scott Stapp)
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