AUTOGRAMM PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “NO RULES” A SHOT-BY-SHOT NOD & WINK TO BILLY JOEL’S CLASSIC “SOMETIMES A FANTASY”

Autogramm, the synth-driven, power-pop trio from Vancouver premiered a video to the title-track single off their upcoming sophomore album, No Rules, due out April 16 via Nevado Records. Watch it via Under The Radar. The video is a shot-by-shot recreation of Billy Joel’s 80s MTV-era masterpiece, “Sometimes A Fantasy.” Share it via YouTube.

Featuring lead vocals from the currently Chicago-based drummer The Silo (Destroyer, Spun Out, Black Mountain, Lightning Dust), he notes regarding the track’s inspiration… “I’m an enthusiastic dancer. Skilled? No. But I love to dance, and this song is an ode to my relationship with dancing: Flex abandon, enter the void!

It’s one of my favourite things to do. I don’t believe there are any rules in dance, apart from not hurting anyone else or infringing upon their personal space. It might seem weird to begin a song called “No Rules” with two rules, but it’s kind of like a snake eating its tail, no? No rules for no rules, including the absence of rules…”

Discussing recreation of a Billy Joel classic video, bassist CC Voltage (Dysnea Boys, Loyalties, Black Halos, Spitfires) adds, “we email videos around to each other all the time. Sometimes to inspire us, sometimes to discover something new, or sometimes just to have a laugh at a ridiculous music video. In this case it was the latter.”

Featuring guitars and vocals from Jiffy Marx (Hard Drugs, Blood Meridian), Autogramm draw on influences from The Cars, The Go Go’s, Gary Numan, 20/20 and Devo. Along with calling Canada, the U.S., UK and Germany home at various points, the band also has a long standing connection to the art, punk, and skateboarding communities world-wide.

No Rules track listing:

1. No Rules
2. Mantra
3. Jody Is A Cop
4. Future Primate
5. Anxiety
6. I Am A Situation
7. Bad Day
8. Fuck Fast Fashion
9. Too Loud
10. Internal Datat
11. Shut Up!

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