Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - "All My Friends Are Dead" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

11 May 2015

Werewolves, zombies, and Rolling Rock all feature in the demented house party thrown by Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts in their latest music video, "All My Friends Are Dead".
Photo: Ellen Arden 

With the manic punk energy and zany humor of Bomb the Music Industry! at their best, Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts stage an exceptionally interesting house party in “All My Friends Are Dead”, the newest music video from their forthcoming No Better LP. Although the tune’s title may give the impression that it’s a somber affair, based on the zany antics of a werewolf trying to open a bottle of Rolling Rock with his hands in the music video, you’re likely to find laughs than tears in this song.
“We had a ton of fun shooting the video,” Simmons tells PopMatters. “It was messy, disgusting and awesome. We basically just drank beer and did gross stuff with our friends for 14 hours. The song itself I wrote in about 15 minutes after seeing the cover of that children’s book [by Avery Monsen and Jory John]. I didn’t realize it was a real book until a few months later.”

No Better is out on 12 May; you can pre-order it via Bandcamp at this link.

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts

5/15—Cincinnati, OH
5/16—Columbus, OH
5/17—Pittsburgh, PA
5/20—Philadelphia, PA
5/21—New Brunswick, NJ
5/22—Brooklyn, NY
5/23—Lowell, MA
5/24—Allston, MA
5/26—North Adams, NY
5/27—Utica, NY
5/28—Rochester, NY
5/29—Buffalo, NY
5/30—Cleveland, OH

Jake Simmons solo

6/5—Iowa City, IA
6/6—Des Moines, IA
6/7—Lincoln, NE
6/9—Denver, CO
6/10—Colorado Springs, CO
6/11—Santa Fe, NM
6/12—Albuquerque, NM
6/13—Flagstaff, AZ
6/17—Las Vegas, NV
6/18—Los Angeles, CA
6/19—Fresno, CA
6/20—San Francisco, CA
6/21—Sacramento, CA
6/22—Medford, OR
6/23—Eugene, OR
6/24—Portland, OR
6/25—Seattle, WA
6/26—Missoula, MT
6/27—Bozeman, MT
6/29—Billings, MT
6/30—Bismarck, ND
7/1—Fargo, ND
7/2—Minneapolis, MN

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts with the Fever Haze

7/17—Bloomington, IN
7/18—Louisville, KY
7/19—Nashville, TN
7/20—Memphis, TN
7/21—Little Rock, AR
7/22—Shreveport, LA
7/23—Beaumont, TX
7/24—Houston, TX
7/25—Austin, TX
7/26—Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
7/27—Denton, TX
7/28—Oklahoma City/Norman, OK
7/29—Tulsa, OK
7/30—Springfield, MO
7/31—St. Louis, MO
8/1—Champaign, IL

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