“The lyrics in ‘Collapse’ are partly about expressing to your love interest that you only have eyes for them. It’s kind of like ‘You’re the One That I Want,’ but with more decapitation references,” comments Eric Cannon of You Vandal. “We filmed the video guerilla-style around Gainesville with Christian Costello, and the concept is basically our campy dramatization of some of those lyrics.”
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of You Vandal’s music video for their song “Collapse” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s latest album I Just Want to Go Back to Hell, which is available through Jump Start Records.
About the band:
You Vandal is a power-pop quartet from the swamps of Gainesville, FL. While Gainesville is typically known for its brand of gruff punk associated with No Idea Records, You Vandal takes the best parts of punk and pop-rock and delivers the antithesis; songs full of melodies, and well polished vocals begging you to sing-a-long. This band has more in common with New Found Glory than Hot Water Music, but also manage to stay clear of any cringe inducing clichés that come along with the pop-punk genre. Their sophomore release, I Just Want to Go Back to Hell, should have no problem earning a seat at the table with some of the classic albums that have surely influenced You Vandal. Be sure to keep an eye out for multiple US tours and festival appearances throughout the next year in support of I Just Want to Go Back to Hell.
2/8 Atlanta, GA – Star Bar
2/9 Charlotte, NC – Tommy’s Pub
2/10 Croydon, PA – Neshaminy Creek Brewing
2/11 Gainesville, FL – Hardback Cafe
2/26 Orlando, FL – 64 North
3/9 St. Petersburg, FL – Lucky You Tattoo
3/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Two&
3/22 St. Louis, MO – The Heavy Anchor
3/23 Chicago, IL – Quenchers Saloon
3/24 Memphis, TN – TBD