Delhi via Arunachal indie-rockers ‘Yesterdrive’ recently released their latest music video: ‘Charity Case’.
This is their first new song since their self-titled, 6-track album released in late 2014. The title obliquely refers to the collective plight and pluck as described by lead singer, Molee Lollen in the hook: ‘We hustle here, we hustle there/From the dawn till the end of the day/But we never get nowhere/That's what the bomber-man says...’.
The first part of the video is a conventional performance in a dark room illuminated with colourful string lights. The second half has shots of the band at leisure in a room, which may presumably be the ‘cave’ where they ‘split them bills and hide’ in as referred to in the lyrics. The camera-shy band goofs around and the cameraman manages to capture some of their quirky antics. Keep an eye for some breathtaking wig modeling by the synth player.
‘Charity Case’ benefits from a more balanced mix as compared to their previous releases. Lead singer Molee’s powerful vocals are recorded warmer than on previous fan favourites such as ‘Hold On’ and the synths have really enhanced the band’s sound since the first 3-song EP.
This song is potentially a prescription for dormant indie rock lovers suffering from a case of the office blues. The video demonstrates that the song also pairs well with beer and wigs shared within a close knit circle of friends. So, play this song after office hours as a pick-me-up!.
If you are a fan of indie bands such as The Strokes and The Walkmen, you will like the sound of this band. We have seen them put on exceptional live shows and if you get a chance to hear them perform live, you may just love them too.