Video Premiere: People On Vacation -- "Better Off Dead"

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Scott Cole
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We've spent a good chunk of space here in the past few weeks talking about People on Vacation, the new collaborative project from Smile Smile's Ryan Hamilton and Bowling for Soup's Jaret Reddick -- probably too much space, considering that the band has yet even to make its live performance debut.

That much will change, though, in the next few weeks, as the band travels through Texas for a short tour, starting in Austin on January 27 before hitting Houston the next night and, finally, coming back to Dallas for its debut local performance on Saturday, January 29, at the House of Blues' Cambridge Room.

So, too, will the fact that the band's only released two of their songs as streams at this point: Kirtland Records says it plans on releasing a People on Vacation disc at some point this year.

Still, with the upcoming Texas tour, which will be followed quickly by a tour of the United Kingdom, in support of Reddick's own Bowling for Soup, the band's doing all it can to get the word out. Meaning? They've already printed up plenty of merch, and, right now, on this blog, they've decided to premiere a music video for their song "Better Off Dead."

The clip, which you'll find exclusively here, is right up the alley of what the band is billing itself as -- a fun side project that blends Reddick's pop-punk hooks with Hamilton's biting lyrical verse content. The video, which features the two players mugging for the camera as their lyrics scroll behind them, is clearly emphasizing the lyricism at play -- in many ways, the clip recalls the lyric videos for two big 2010 clips from Cee Lo Green and My Chemical Romance. But it also goes to pretty great lengths to showcase the band's sense of humor, too, through some added illustration as well. Give it a watch after the jump.



Personally, of the two songs I've heard, I think I prefer "She Was The Only One" (which you can stream here) to this song. But with lyrics like "If you've got an itch, you've gotta scratch that shit till it don't itch," it's pretty easy to see why the band's getting behind this one for now.

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Sarah Tabby Burkitt
Sarah Tabby Burkitt

Pretty music, but the lyrics make it pretty clear there's a BFS songwriter at work. Comical, yet heartfelt.

Aaron
Aaron

Great Video!

Veracalifornian
Veracalifornian

Guys this video really cheers me up, I´ve even tried to modified it by chainging the reproduction time like x1.14 times faster and it keeps amazing me every single time in all it´s ways. Great band, great song.

Amberofthedead
Amberofthedead

I love this song. It has a good message behind it. It's nice to see goofy guys get serious.

Julio Camargo
Julio Camargo

Great song and video. Personally, i prefer "She Was The Only One" too.

Michael Elton
Michael Elton

Great video, great sound, use of big words. This band is gonna be hugh

JamesS88
JamesS88

What a great pairing! This band is gonna be fantastic and their debut album will be superb!

Annie_
Annie_

Creative video :D I love it :} This song is going to be stuck in my head for ages now, Best of luck to them(:

bfsfan1
bfsfan1

Looking Forward TO The Album! Cya In April!

Tigerchris
Tigerchris

Great video guys... see you soon !

bear
bear

you guys are the best. cant wait to see you when you come to jersey

Freek_a_zuod
Freek_a_zuod

great song love the video and jared you are the man!

Hughes-1992
Hughes-1992

GEAT video! Awesome song! This band is going to do well!

cgs1990
cgs1990

Great song, hope these guys keep the good stuff coming!!! :D

Harrington
Harrington

I'm loving this, can't wait to see People on Vacation in the UK in April! \m/

Lord-Jaysus
Lord-Jaysus

Fantastic :D Definitely can't wait to see you guys in April!

bob
bob

POV is so awesome, love it!

weirdkorey
weirdkorey

These guys are amazing!!! saw them in dallas!! THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

stever67
stever67

Love, love, love this video!!!

Nem
Nem

Awesome ! come to brazil *----*

Natalie
Natalie

Love the video & cant wait to see them live in april!

Scott Cole
Scott Cole

Thanks for the credit but it's not my photo! ;)

Smclemenson
Smclemenson

Love It! Great Concept & Change Of Pace to BFS!

Jlammas
Jlammas

LOVE IT! Amazing as always you guys!

Mark M.
Mark M.

Really awesome, nice and soothing. Way to go!

lucinha
lucinha

You guys are great! The video and the song are amazing :DWish you all the succes in the world! AND COME TO BRAZILLLL

MateusBFS
MateusBFS

Can't wait to listen to the album!

allison
allison

cool vid! simple yet awesome.

Nayan Lourenço
Nayan Lourenço

Great video! You guys are amazing :) "Better of Dead" is such an amazing song. I can't stop listening to it.

Ewhims
Ewhims

Love this song, love the video. It would be awesome if you guys opened for BFS on the U.S. tour..... :) You don't have to..... it would be nice though.

BFSmad
BFSmad

Loooove POV !!! Jaret&Ryan's voices are amazing !

Stephen Short
Stephen Short

Nice, simple but effective video but more importantly a great song!So looking forward to seeing this live in April :-)

weesmall
weesmall

Love the video and loved seeing you guys on Saturday - GREAT SHOW!!!

flamegurl
flamegurl

Yayy I love this! Can't wait for Manchester in April :) <3

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