In the video for the sticky, fired-up anthem “Beach Holiday,” Keenan Mitchell, frontman for the classic-rock-inflected Brooklyn indie band Fort Lean, works goes to work behind the counter of a Brooklyn deli and wishes he was hanging out with girls in daisy dukes instead. This is a feeling you may have felt before. Mitchell and his bandmates deserve props for perfecting the greasy thousand-yard-stare that best reflects the shitty day-job work day. Watch it below.
Fort Lean’s self-titled EP is still up for free download at their Bandcamp page. It’s very good. See also their “Perfect” video. And check out our Quit Your Day Job interview with the band, in which we learn that guitarist Zach Fried and drummer Sam Ubl, at least, do not actually work Brooklyn meat counters. Fried is a real estate broker, and Ubl teaches elementary school. The more you know.