♫♪  Mainland - “Leave the Lights On”

The New York City based quartet Mainland are praising their city and the vintage aesthetic with their newest video for the song “Leave the Lights On,” directed by Casey Stein and shot on super 8mm film. Depicting members of the band “enjoying the first days of spring” skating from Chinatown to Harlem, the video is a colorful documentary of happiness and vivid urban life happening in New York, making one believe it was really shot in the distant 80’s (save for a few modern cars). The torn jeans, the t-shirts, the skateboards and the longboards -the spirit of the sunkissed old rock is well alive in this piece, with an infectious guitar line to hook and a solid bass and drum section which gives it an almost krautrocky, motorik feel. You can also get a glimpse of Empire State Building in few of the shots.

• Mainland: http://mainlandnyc.com

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