TVD Video Premiere: Best Behavior, “Buried on a Mountain”

“It was Friday night and all my friends were all partying. For some reason I was feeling kind of bad, couldn’t get myself to go out, and decided to write a song instead. It was especially cold for a summer night and kind of felt like I was buried on a mountain. That feeling was the inspiration for the video as well: shutting out the world and creating something new.”
Alex Gruenburg

Well, this is good—a driving garage rock beat, a jangly surf rock guitar, a catchy melody in echoey harmony. You’d hardly think the Brooklyn band Best Behavior is bummed out at all.

We’re pleased to premiere the video from the band’s debut album Good Luck Bad Karma already garnering raves since its release last month. And as great a ride that “Buried at a Mountain” gives, it pauses in a bridge to wonder, “Why am I so low?” No worries, they get out of their own funk by speeding up the inquiry until they’re slamming into the delirious chorus again.

The whole album was the result of a bad breakup and flurry of songs from band founder Alex Gruenburg, who recorded the whole thing himself and then rounded up the rest of the band, guitarist Jon Mann, bassist Alex Heigl, and drummer Chris Jimenez. Their label Money Fire Records says the young guys are inspired by Nuggets bands and the Kinks in particular—and that can’t be bad.

So far Best Behavior has been selling out shows in Brooklyn, but soon they’ll be doing the same thing all over, and judged via the fun of this video from Young Heart Productions and directed by Micah Weisberg and Bill Dvorak—that seems about right.

The vinyl version of Good Luck Bad Karma arrives in stores on December 7, 2015.

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Best Behavior Live:
9/16: Brooklyn, NY at Don Pedros
9/21: New York, NY at Elvis Guesthouse
9/23: New York, NY at Cake Shop (Money Fire Showcase)

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