Oil Boom - "The Sneak Tip" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

2 October 2014

The retro rock sensibility of "The Sneak Tip", the latest by the Dallas band Oil Boom, is met perfectly by its VHS-quality video.

Anyone nostalgic for the days when watching a movie or old home footage consisted of putting a VHS tape into a player and hoping the thing still worked ought to check out the latest video by the Dallas rock group Oil Boom, “The Sneak Tip”. The song’s rockabilly-esque guitar pairs perfectly with the vintage flair to the visuals, which anyone from the ‘80s or ‘90s will no doubt remember (somewhat) fondly.

“The Sneak Tip” is a track off of Oil Boom’s forthcoming studio LP, Red Metal, which was produced by Jordan Richardson.
The band describes the inspiration behind the video for “The Sneak Tip” to PopMatters, saying, “This song is 100% about the nostalgia associated with dancing, and so it really needed a video with some uninhibited ‘I absolutely don’t care who is watching this right now’ type rock acrobatics. And we felt like the moves in this found footage were a perfect fit to tell the story of why you should always dance in front of a camera. Basically, so someday you can say, ‘Hey, I did that. I danced. I danced like a magical dancing star and was happy and loved.’”

The self-released LP Red Metal is out on October 28th. You can catch the band promoting the album at any of the tour dates below.

Oct 2 - St.Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Oct 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Drinkery
Oct 5 - Chicago, IL @ The Tonic Room
Oct 6 - Muncie, IN @ Be Here Now
Oct 8 - Baltimore, MD - Crown Bar
Oct 9 - New York City, NY @ Pianos (CBGB Festival)
Oct 11 - Annapolis, MD - Tsunami
Nov 1 - Tyler, TX @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
Nov 21 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar (Presented by KXT/Record release show)
Dec 6 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Dec 13 - Oklahoma City @ OK Art Show

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