The Manhattan-based rock band Public Access T.V. recently lost their home to the fire that destroyed several buildings in the East Village last month while they were touring the West Coast, which makes their single “Metropolis” sound more relevant than ever. The song is an homage to New York and a rejection of the ever-present band fantasy of moving to L.A. in order to take it easy. “And I don’t wanna live in California/ I’d take New York any day,” frontman John Eatherly sings in his pointed drawl. “Metropolis” will be on Public Access T.V.’s forthcoming debut EP, which is slated to be released next month. Watch the band perform the song in the stylized Jason Miller-directed studio video below.
Public Access T.V.’s debut EP is out 5/12 via Terrible Records.