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From Indian Lakes – “The Monster” Video

From Indian Lakes is the songwriting project of Joey Vannucchi, a California native who grew up without electricity on 40 acres of land just outside Yosemite National Park. Everything Feels Better Now, his fourth full-length and his first since 2014’s Absent Sounds, is arriving in exactly one month, and today, he’s shared a new video for lead single “The Monster.”

Directed by Joshua Halling, the clip follows a depressive young man who ends up murdering everyone in his life. “I was a normal kid, no one could see/ I had a monster that was growing in me,” Vannucchi sings, and as Halling explains, “The video is about that little monster that could easily grow in every one of us; slowly overcoming you without you even knowing. It’s a lifetime of wrong decisions and blaming everybody close to you but yourself — ‘killing’ relationships along the way. It takes something tragic to make you realise that the monster living in your head is actually what you’ve become.”

“The song is about feeling like a monster, and the director took a pretty literal approach to that theme in the plot,” Vannucchi adds. “They gave it a cool retro feeling which I think works with the sounds of the song very well, chorus guitars, reverb, vintage synths. I like that it still has a lighthearted uptempo vibe, accompanying the darkness of the lyrics and matching visuals.” Watch below.

Tour dates:

08/30 Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at The Outerspace
08/31 Amityville, NY @ The Amityville Music Hall
09/01 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
09/02 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
09/03 Whitehall, PA @ Planet Trog
09/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
10/04 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
10/06 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
10/07 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
10/08 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
10/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
10/10 Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall *
10/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
10/13 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry *
10/15 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/16 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
10/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
10/18 Nashville, TN @ High Watt *
10/20 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
10/21 Austin, TX @ 3 TEN @ ACL *
10/22 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall *
10/23 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar *
10/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Bar *
10/27 San Diego, CA @ Voo Doo @ HOB *
10/28 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
11/01 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
11/02 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater *
11/04 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

* = with Made Violent and Wild Wild Horses

Everything Feels Better Now is out 10/14 on Triple Crown Records. Pre-order it here.