Exclusive: Of Mice & Men Premiere 'Broken Generation' Video
Are you worried that technology is taking over your life? The band Of Mice & Men might give you some hope. Today Billboard is premiering the video for "Broken Generation," one of several new songs that appears on Restoring Force: Full Circle, a forthcoming reissue of the band's last album. The group's drummer, Tino Arteaga, calls the track "a wake-up call;" watch the Max Moore-directed clip below.
In the video, everyone walks around attached to a power cord, and no one ever looks up from their cell phones. Two characters find themselves increasingly frustrated by the lack of human interaction. In the end, they find the courage to tear out their wires.
Arteaga tells Billboard, "The video is a metaphor for the current state of the Internet/technology-obsessed generation. As technology advances, life is lived out through LED screens instead of looking at the beauty in the world around us. This generation needs to begin taking action and 'unplug' instead of mindlessly entering data into computers."
Restoring Force: Full Circle comes out Feb. 24; you can pre-order it here. You can also check out their tour dates below.
Feb 21 - Soundwave Festival/Ascot Vale, SA, Australia
Feb 22 - Soundwave Festival/ Adelaide, SA, Australia
Feb 28 - Soundwave Festival/Brisbane, QLD, Australia
March 11 - Machine Moulin Rouge/Paris, FR
March 12 - Live Music Hall/Cologne, DE
March 13 - Melkweg/Amsterdam, NL
March 14 - Gruenspan/Hamburg, DE
March 16 - Tyrol/Stockholme, SE
March 17 - Tradgarn/Gothenburg, SE
March 19 - C Club/Berlin, DE
March 20 - Backstage Halle/Munich, DE
March 21 - Kofmehl/Solothurn, CH
March 23 - Substage/Karlsruhe, DE
March 24 - AB/Brussels, BE
March 26 - O2 Guildhall/Southampton, UK
March 27 - O2 Academy/Bristol, UK
March 28 - O2 Brixton Academy/London, UK
March 30 - Barrowlands/Glasgow, UK
March 31 - O2 Academy/Newcastle, UK
April 2 - Rock City/Nottingham, UK
April 3 - O2 Academy/Birmingham, UK
April 4 - Academy/Manchester, UK