San Francisco's Blackbird Blackbird (a.k.a. Mikey Maramag) has been producing blissfully catchy pop for a while now, but if you're new to his music the video for "It's A War" is a good place to start.
In a nice pairing with the track's lackadaisically-strummed guitar, the video stars Australian pro surfer Thom Pringle and model Shenay Carey as young lovers enjoying what looks to be an essentially carefree existence (unless you think finding the right wave is stressful). As we watch these two PYTs skateboard, make art, and enjoy the sunshine, it's enough to make us wonder why we're stuck twiddling our thumbs at our desks.
Check out our exclusive premiere for the video and upcoming Blackbird Blackbird tour dates below. Carpe diem, dudes.
Blackbird Blackbird –– Boracay Planet
"It's A War"
*all dates with Starfucker
2.26 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
2.27 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
3.1 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
3.2 Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA
3.3 Porter's Pub San Diego, CA
3.7 Mohawk Austin, TX
3.8 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
3.9 Buku Project New Orleans, LA
3.10 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
3.11 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
3.12 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
3.13 9:30 Club Washington DC
3.14 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
3.15 Webster Hall New York, NY
3.16 Paradise Boston, MA
3.18 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
3.19 Metro Chicago, IL
3.20 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
3.21 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
3.22 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
3.23 Boonies Sioux Falls, SD
3.24 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
All music is for sampling purposes only. Please go out and buy the artists' records. If you would like for us to remove a track, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.