PREMIERE: Near Beer shares video for new single 'Mixtape Generation'
PREMIERE: Near Beer shares video for new single 'Mixtape Generation'
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 17:50
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Los Angeles-based indie rock band Near Beer — vocalist/guitarist Joey Siara, drummer Brent Stranathan, and bassist/backing vocalist Jeremy Levy — have shared the video for their brand spankin’ new single, ‘Mixtape Generation’. Check out the video below or listen to the song here.

The song, which takes cues from The Replacements while at the same time matching Pkew Pkew Pkew’s energy, is taken off the band’s self-titled album, due later this Summer via Double Helix Records (pre-order). The band describes the album as a set of "mini-anthems about insomnia, drinking, and human connection. Sometimes cynical. Sometimes romantic. Always with loud guitars."

Speaking on their new single, the band wrote:

"'Mixtape Generation' has the caffeine pop-punkery of our teenage selves, but maybe the existential weight of being 20 years older. It drifts from nostalgia to paranoia, comes undone in the bridge, and yes, it was inspired by eating some "magical" cookie, thinking that death was imminent, but making it to the other side to see how ridiculous the whole experience was — which feels like the appropriate metaphor for being in a band."

On the track's accompanying video, they wrote:

"This video was made by our buddy Matt Wyatt. We talked a while about the canned nostalgia of these kinds of wedding videos and he ran with this idea. He found a nice angle on the whole 'we're in this together' theme. Parisa Fakhri and Eric Toms are our newlyweds. "