The video was directed by Kahena Productions principals Ali Gollestani and Evan Loney, and stars pro-surfer Keala Naihe and model Cristal Serrano and was filmed in gorgeous Wailea, Hawaii.
“”Start You Up” was the first song we worked up,” said the band’s Kaleo Wassman. “It really set the tone and feeling for the album. It’s a perfect blend of where this band’s from, and where this band is.”
“Start You Up” is now streaming on Spotify and available for purchase on iTunes, which also includes two dub remixes of the song by Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid) and Brad Watanabe (The Green.)
Pepper – Kaleo Wassman (guitar/vocals), Bret Bollinger (bass/vocals) and Yesod Williams (drums/vocals) – kick off their 2016 touring plans with the Hawaiian Punch Winter Tour, a co-headlining run with Iration, which begins on February 12th in Fresno, California. Ticket and VIP package info can be found at http://www.hawaiianpunchtour.com.
Pepper is also confirmed for a slew of festival dates throughout 2016, including Hangout Festival, Firefly Festival, and Cali Roots with more to be announced.
PEPPER on tour: 02/12 – Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater # 02/13 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory # 02/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 02/17 – Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall # 02/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo # 02/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater # 02/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre # 02/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House # 02/25 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House # 02/26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House # 02/27 – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre # 02/28 – Bozeman MT @ Emerson Cultural Center # 03/02 – Laramie, [email protected] Gryphon Theatre # 03/03 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen # 03/04 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium # 03/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 04/16 – Oroville, CA @ Field of Haze Music & Lifestyle Festival 04/22-24 – Atlanta, GA @ SweetWater 420 Fest 05/20-22 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest 05/28 – Monterey, CA @ California Roots Festival 06/16-19 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival # – Hawaiian Punch Winter Tour