DIG THAT SWING: Van Goat – “Follow Me Under” + Alex Mallonee directed video
Van Goat are available @ iTunes.
by Walter Price
I was as happy as a clam when the 90’s witnessed a resurrection in big band era swing. Led by the always ahead of the retro rebirths The Brian Setzer Orchestra and quickly followed in variations by the likes of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Royal Crown Revue. Although the popularity of these renewed sounds was short lived on the Billboard charts, the Swing Scene never really went away.
Enter Oakland, CA’s Van Goat. A band utilizing all the tools punk, surf and swing have to offer to create some serious party tunes. Their new one, “Follow Me Under”, from their forthcoming album of the same name, is a true hip twister.
Lyrically, it’s a song about the ways she moves. Stylistically, Louis Prima is somewhere smiling down on this outfit.
I lose my shit when you get down mama
She stops so smooth and starts up up again
Some cellar doors just sound all right
It’s quite ok baby if we’re not just friends no more
won’t you come down here and close the door
I got something you should see
oh baby won’t you follow me won’t you
follow me under
Break out the Keds and get down with the West Coast Swing Van Goat are laying down…
Director / Editor – Alex Mallonee
Director of Photography – Inder Mann
Assistant Director – Josh Freund
1st Assistant Camera – Esther Santamaria
2nd Assistant Camera – Aedan McHugh
Gaffer – Kat McLain
Grip – Erik House
Wardrobe Stylist – Genevieve Constance Jones
Hair and Make-Up – Melissa Capistrano
Catering – Joyce Mallonee
Colored at Rouge NYC
Kathleen Dyer as Glo
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