“DON’T BE MAD AT ME”
Chuck Renaud and Dakkan Abbe
February 23, 2015
Brooklyn’s pop-rock aficionados The Davenports are a band that you may know better than you realize. As the authors of the theme song from the popular A&E program Intervention, millions of viewers have been exposed to their music which has helped the band cultivate a loyal and long-lasting fan base. Since their formation back in 2000 by songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Klass, the band has released a steady stream of music that is pleasing to the ears and to the soul.
Fitting right in the collection between Jason Falkner, Jellyfish and Fountains of Wayne (Klass was also previously in a band with FoW co-founder Chris Collingwood), The Davenports heap a healthy amount of distorted guitar, bouncy piano, intricate melodies and tambourine shaking onto songs that appeal to everyone. The new single “Don’t Be Mad At Me” is a near-perfect track that connects like a modern-day “Martha My Dear.” The verses glide along effortlessly on the back of the piano and string arrangement with Klass serenading on top. It’s in the chorus, however, when the song repeatedly reaches its emotional peak. The guitars kick in, the background vocals sing like a chorus of angels, and the vocals pound away with a memorable cadence that seeps into our brains like a thick molasses of pop goodness.
In lockstep with the classic vibe of their sound the band has taken one of the most beloved pieces of nostalgia, the View-Master, and creatively turned it into the focal point of the new video for “Don’t Be Mad At Me.” A young lady finds a box of discarded items on the street and curiously picks up the View-Master within. We are soon taken on a journey of photographs from decades past and old family vacations on 8mm, all framed and transferring in the familiar style of the View-Master. With the lyrics popping in and out in time with the music we can sing along every stop of the way. The lighthearted performance by the band slips in nicely and we are treated to a front to back video experience that will leave you nostalgic for a bygone era and excited for future with The Davenports.
It is our distinct pleasure to be working with The Davenports and their exceptional label Mother West to bring you this killer clip. We are here to hook you up with anything you may need to include this video in your programming, so please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo crew at (732)-613-1779 or email us at [email protected] for more info on The Davenports.
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