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The Backyard Committee Releases New Video

Festival is The Backyard Committee's second album.
Festival is The Backyard Committee’s second album.

New Haven, Conn. jam band The Backyard Committee released a video for the title track of their latest album, Festival.

The video, which features the band and a hula-hooping fan, is about the feeling one gets at the end of a music festival. 

“The song kind of approximates the melancholy feeling you get on the last day of [The Gathering of the Vibes, a music festival in Bridgeport, Conn.], a mixture of exhaustion, satisfaction and regret at having to return to the real world,” frontman Mike Sembos said. The Backyard Committee cites varied artists such as the Grateful Dead, Guided By Voices, Neutral Milk Hotel, Van Morrison and Pavement as influences on their genre-bending sound. 

The band’s self-titled debut album and Festival are available to stream or download here.

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