Austin, TX pop/rock band Driver Friendly find themselves playing many different Tom Hanks roles after a sleepless band practice in the new video for their single “Messidona.” The band, who spent way too much time closely watching Tom Hanks movies display their genuine love in the new video. The video features various band members playing Tom Hanks in almost shot-by-shot clips from such popular titles such as: Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Big, Saving Private Ryan and many more. Although Tom Hanks wasn’t available at the time of the filming (he did put his stamp of approval on it), actor Charlie Saxton (Hung, Bandslam, The Lovely Bones) makes an appearance in the video that you MUST see to believe.[VIDEO] Messidona: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SGi7TdzKJNA
In the addition to the video, the band has announced tour dates for their U.S. tour, which can be found below.
Three years after the release of their successful debut full length, Chase the White Whale, Driver Friendly knew something had to change. The music industry was shifting, their lives were headed in separate directions, the future of the band was in question. The band was at a crossroads: call it quits after nine years of making music together or do something drastic. The answer was a retreat to a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains. A place where they could create without distractions or limitations. A place where they promised they wouldn’t leave until they had a new album ready to be recorded.
With the help of an avid, loyal fanbase, Kickstarter, and producer Jim Vollentine (Spoon, Trail of Dead), they raised the funds necessary to record and release their newest album, Bury a Dream.
The 11 new songs on the record replicate the high-energy and soaring, melodic hooks of past releases, but also reflect a bold evolution in the band’s songwriting capabilities. The title at first reading may appear ominous, predicting the end of something great. Yet it merely hides the full lyric, “Bury a dream, watch it grow,” declaring that dreams can die, but sometimes they must pass away in order to grow into something entirely new and beautiful. Driver Friendly is a band reborn with a new found sense of urgency to get their music to as many ears as possible.
Jun 07 Red 7 Austin, TX
Jun 08 House Of Creeps Houston, TX
Jun 10 Tekila Rok Beaumont, TX
Jun 12 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL
Jun 13 Burror Bar Jacksonville, FL
Jun 14 New World Brewery Tampa, FL
Jun 15 Grooveshark Gainesville, FL
Jun 16 Soapbox Wilmington, NC
Jun 19 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Jun 20 The Garage Winston-Salem, NC
Jun 23 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
Jun 24 Piano’s New York, NY
Jun 26 O’Brien’s Allston, MA
Jun 27 DBGB’s Buffalo, NY Tickets
Jun 28 Cicero’s St Louis, MO
Press Assets: http://www.driverf.com/presspass/