Emarosa Release Music Video for “But You Won’t Love a Ghost”


Post-hardcore vets Emarosa have released a new music video for the song “But You Won’t Love a Ghost”. The black and white video was directed Graham Fielder and captures the dark feel of the song. The track is the latest single from 2014’s stellar Versus. Check out the video below:

What’s your favorite song from Versus? Share in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

Taking Back Sunday Release Music Video for “Better Homes and Gardens”


Taking Back Sunday’s new music video for “Better Homes and Gardens” is now available for viewing. The song is taken from the band’s recent release, Happiness Is. The fiery video was directed by DJay Brawner for Anthem Films. Take a look below:

If you haven’t yet purchased Happiness Is, you can buy it on iTunes.

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Hit the Lights Release New Music Video for “Life on the Bottom”


Hit the Lights have released a new music video for their song “Life on the Bottom”. The video, directed by Kyle Thrash, tells the story of a rising young boxer and finds the band performing in the middle of a boxing ring. The song comes from the band’s latest release, Summer Bones. Check out the video below:

Like what you hear? You can buy Summer Bones on iTunes.

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10 Classic Music Videos Turning 10 in 2015


Here at It’s All Dead, we have a lot of fun celebrating albums that have stood the test of time. In February alone, we reflected on three classic albums that are turning 10 years old in 2015. However, we thought it was time to show some love to some of the great music videos that we’re still watching a decade after their release.

A good music video captures our attention by telling its story visually. It relies on more than just cool shots of the band – it’s a unique glimpse into a normally unseen dimension of a song. Below are some of our favorite music videos from 2005. These videos not only introduced us to some of our favorite bands and records, they cemented a visual element of each song into our minds.

Take a look and share some of your favorite music videos from 2005 in the replies!

Anberlin – “Paperthin Hymn”

Directed by Chris Sims, the video for Anberlin’s “Paperthin Hymn” is one of the best to come out of the scene. A heart-wrenching story of two young lovers takes a shocking and unexpected turn at the end and captures every ounce of vocalist Stephen Christian’s emotional cries.

Thirty Seconds to Mars – “The Kill”

Another wildly successful video on MTV, “The Kill” plays out like “The Shining”, finding the band inside of a ghostly hotel. It’s creepy, dark and pays homage to a horror classic. When lead singer Jared Leto comes face to face with himself in the hallway during the song’s explosive bridge, it’s impossible to look away.

Panic! At the Disco – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”

This video not only skyrocketed Panic! At the Disco to superstardom, it won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Music Video. Not bad for a debut. Classically theatrical and over the top, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” features heavy makeup, a fire breather and a full-blown circus. It’s Panic! at their best.

Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”

Ah yes, the classic love story of a deerboy and the daughter of a hunter. Huh? As strange as it sounds, this music video worked wonders in breaking out Chicago’s pop punk sweethearts. Throw in a mighty point to the sky from drummer Andy Hurley and Pete Wentz’s signature salute, and you’ve got a classic.

The All American Rejects – “Move Along”

The break-neck video for “Move Along” finds All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter dressed as a doctor, a football player and even a librarian. With performance shots from the bottom of an empty swimming pool, this quirky music video was an MTV staple during the band’s rapid ascent in 2005.

Paramore – “Pressure”

Paramore’s first music video was a great one. Telling a story of teen frustration and angst, “Pressure” introduced us to a group of future rock stars. The video is capped off by the band’s signature over the back cartwheel as water pours from overhead.

Chiodos – “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek”

This is a weird one, to be certain. Chiodos’ big break came in the form of “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek”, an angry song about the dissolving of a relationship. The video features a mouse and a bird throwing down in a dark alley before collapsing in each others arms. As strange as it sounds, it packs a punch.

The Academy Is… – “The Phrase That Pays”

Is William Beckett insane? The music video for “The Phrase That Pays” would have us think so. A coming out party for The Academy Is…, this video finds the band in hospital gowns, taking their meds and passively watching the tube. It’s as weird as it is fun.

The Used – “I Caught Fire”

The music video for “I Caught Fire” captures the energy of The Used perfectly. With bright colors, a black light and rocking performance shots, this video is perfectly celebratory for such an anthemic love song. Also, Bert McCracken’s flower-in-the-mouth shot is hard to forget.

Cartel – “Say Anything (Else)”

This poppy opener to Cartel’s debut album Chroma was destined to be a single. It rightly features bright colors, a peppy spunk and clever message bubbles throughout an 80s inspired video. It’s cheesy, but it’s earned.

by Kiel Hauck

kiel_hauckKiel Hauck is the editor in chief at It’s All Dead. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for multiple online and print publications and was most recently an editor at PopMatters. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and their imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.

Of Mice & Men Release Live Music Video for “Identity Disorder”


Metalcore heavyweights Of Mice & Men have released a new live music video for their song “Identity Disorder”. The song comes from their 2014 release Restoring Force. You can see the video below:

The band is also planning to release a deluxe edition of the album, titled Restoring Force: Full Circle. You can currently preorder the album on the band’s website.

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Tyler Carter and Luke Holland Release “Ain’t it Fun” Music Video


Tyler Carter (Issues) and Luke Holland (The Word Alive) have teamed up for a cover of Paramore’s hit single, “Ain’t it Fun”. The song will appear on Fearless Records’ upcoming Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 release, which is set to drop on November 17. You can see a music video for the song below:

Like what you hear? You can preorder Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 on iTunes.

What’s your favorite Punk Goes cover? Tell us in the replies

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Issues Premiere “Mad At Myself” Music Video


Issues have released a new music video for their song “Mad At Myself”. The track is from their self-titled debut, which released earlier this year on Rise Records. The video, a dark tale of a twisted relationship, was directed by Dillon Novak, who also directed the band’s videos for “Hooligans” and “Princeton Ave.” You can watch the video below:

If you haven’t already, you can buy Issues new album on iTunes.

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Emarosa release music video for “I’ll Just Wait”


Fresh off of the release of their new album, Versus, Emarosa have released a music video for the track “I’ll Just Wait”. Versus is the band’s third full length album and first since 2010’s Emarosa. If you haven’t heard it yet, check out our review, then go buy the album on iTunes.

You can watch the video below:

The band will be heading out on tour this fall with Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire.

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Sleepwave release “Through the Looking Glass” music video


Florida rockers Sleepwave have released a new music video for “Through the Looking Glass”, the first single from their debut album Broken Compass. The band, fronted by former Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain, is set to release the album on September 16 via Epitaph Records. Take a look at the video below:

Like what you hear? You can preorder Broken Compass on iTunes.

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Crown the Empire release “Machines” music video


Dallas metalcore outfit Crown the Empire have released a new music video for the song “Machines”, which is the first single from their new album The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways. The album was released last week on Rise Records. You can view the video below:

Like what you hear? Be sure to download The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways on iTunes.

Posted by Kiel Hauck