No shirts and no hesitation, Fort Lean knows how to do a house party. The Brooklyn based quintet's live video for "New Hobbies" is the perfect demonstration of everything that makes being cramped and sweaty in a smokey living room so much damn fun. With vocalist Keenan Mitchell blaring into the mic and jerking around, he creates the ideal atmosphere for the track. The scene is erratic and busy, the crowd is spilling more beer than drinking it and everything is just as it should be. The song itself is a blast, just punk enough to encourage jumping around like an idiot and have a great time doing so. It could be easy to complain about how short the song is but somehow it feels right; it's that short house party band set I've grown to love.
Currently touring with Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club, as well as Chappo and Yukon Blonde, this video couldn't be coming at a better time. The hype train is moving right along into their upcoming debut album, Quiet Day
, set to release October 2. The Wesleyan University boys seem to be a lot of fun, and if this video for "New Hobbies" is any indication, their live shows should be worth a visit.
You can pre-order their album off of iTunes here
and find the band's music on Spotify here
6/26 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
6/27 Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG
7/08 Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's Place
7/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
7/14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
7/17 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
7/21 San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
7/22 Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock
7/23 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
7/24 Dallas, TX @ Dada