Published on May 14th, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
Off Road Minivan Premiere New Music Video on FLOOD Magazine
Rock quintet Off Road Minivan is thrilled to share their new music video, “YOU,” premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. “YOU” comes from the band’s forthcoming debut full-length album Swan Dive, which is set to be released this Friday, May 15th via Tooth & Nail Records. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit: https://offroad.ffm.to/swandive.opr.
“‘YOU’ is a simple love song and we wanted to stay away from the gloom. Everyone has that special someone they are either with or ‘the one that got away.’ For us this song is dedicated to everyone’s ‘perfect someone,’” shares vocalist Ryan O’Leary.
He continues: “The music video was filmed in my hometown of Red Hook, NY. Videographers Kevin Johnson and Zach Mayfield are great friends of mine and drove from Atlanta to come work with us. We hired some local SUNY New Paltz students for our actors and got very lucky. It felt really special to film at all our favorite spots like Blithewood at Bard College, the historic diner of Red Hook and the rec park I used to play at. Sometimes videos can feel like work but this was all fun.”
About Off Road Minivan:
Alternative rock band Off Road Minivan —made up of Melvin Brinson, Dave Trimboli, Miles Sweeny, Evan Garcia-Renart, and Ryan Tuck O’leary (of Fit For A King) — is the direct result of decade-long friendships and a collective passion for 90’s grunge. They began the project in 2018 and released their debut EP, Spiral Gaze, on Tooth & Nail Records later that year. Their ability to harness nostalgia in both lyric and tone revealed a band that not only appreciated, but embodied the emo genre. Their newest album amplifies that appreciation all the more.
Swan Dive, their first full-length, tells stories centered around characters they knew in their Hudson Valley hometown. The record immortalizes the memories often felt but rarely discussed, from the pain of missed opportunity to the grief of suicide. It includes the band’s hardest and softest instrumentation yet, proving they’re as dynamic in skill as they are in sentiment.
Off Road Minivan will release their debut full-length album, Swan Dive, this Friday, May 15th via Tooth & Nail Records.
For More Information:
Swan Dive Track Listing:
It’s Harder To Make It Below Third