Official “Angel Fall” Video Still
It’s a 4/20 celebration! Red Dirt Metal outlaws and steadfast “THC” endorsers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will release their heaviest album yet, Dark Side Of Black, on April 22 via Carved Records. In celebration of the holiday and their impending album release,THC have revealed their very latest music video for the new track “Angel Fall” today!
The video, which you can watch right now exclusively via Billboard, is directed by Clark Deal and was filmed at 3130 Studios in Oklahoma City, OK. Take a long drag and relax to the heavy groove sounds and blazing visuals of “Angel Fall” here: http://www.billboard.com/
Vocalist Big Dad Ritch states, “Putting this video together, we knew we had to make haste, because we had to get on down the highway. As many people out there in the world know, if you’re a musician, the only real way to make any money is to take the stage. And we put more miles on tires than any motorcycle club in the nation.
When you take a look at this video, you’ll notice the simplicity. I made sure the camera targeted in on the players faces, their emotions, and what they were going through playing the song. We just let what’s inside them pour out onto the film. Nothing big about this, no inserts of visions that some director might whip up and to try and show what the singer/songwriter was trying to portray. We kept it pure and raw, just the way I like it. We wanted to keep it plain, let you see the darkness, let the black shine in, let the shadows on the face block exactly how the lips are moving where the words can’t be seen.
The song itself is about a young girl who was considered by all to be a beautiful angel. But she chose a path that was not a righteous one. It led her astray, and it left the angel with a broken wing. Now with her broken wing, is she still as pretty to you? Is she still as valuable to you, and can she ever be returned to grace again? It’s her road that she has chosen, it’s her path. You can’t help her down this path, you can only pray for her. And hope that your prayers are answered. And in the Lord so answering your prayers, he guides this little angel back to a mended heart.”
Take another THC toke via MySpace now, where a weed-friendly interview with Big Dad Ritch is being hosted now! Read here: https://myspace.com/article/
Dark Side Of Black was recorded at Boot Hill Studio in Corinth, TX and Valve Studios in Dallas, TX with producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan). The newly-explored heavy side of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION is evident throughout Dark Side of Black, which embraces the band’s southern roots while exploring a murky, groovier feel – not straying too far from THC‘s tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.
Yesterday, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION kicked off their U.S. headline tour! Beginning with five solo dates (including their album release show in Denver, CO on April 23), the full tour package including support from fellow Texas namesakes and natives Sons of Texas will begin on April 29.
Tickets for the “Dark Side of Black” tour are on sale now via http://thcofficial.com/. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Tour Dates:
Headliner w/ local support:
4/20 Mandan, ND @ Rock Point
“Dark Side of Black” Tour w/ Sons of Texas:
Festival appearances in bold – NO Sons of Texas on festival dates
4/29 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
About TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION:
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are the purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers. What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION‘s 2014 release Ride On hit #8 on the iTunes Rock Album chart, #5 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, and #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 2012’s Peacemaker spent 30+ weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 17+ weeks on the Hard Music Chart. Dark Side of Black aims to smash those records and bring on a whole new chapter of THC.
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