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Natalie Escobedo
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Breezy indie rockers Good Old War knew want they wanted in their new music video: destruction.

But not just any destruction. Members Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz know there's not much slaughter and carnage in their harmony-laden tunes, so they decided to take their rage out on a very specific target: clowns. And mimes that sort of look like clowns, too, but mostly clowns.

 

Speaking on the "Tell Me What You Want From Me" video, the band tells Billboard: 

"We wanted to make a really colorful video that had some comedic elements and even explosions. We didn't want to have a dead serious video and the idea of clowns blowing up combined them all. Plus it just made us laugh to think about."

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Well, mission accomplished! We should point out that there are a lot of great clowns out there who just want to brighten everyone's day, and that no real clowns were harmed in the making of all this. In fact, the guy in the beginning is a real life clown called Cray Cray the Clown and he did a great job. 

"He put on an amazing show for the kids and made us all crack up," the band adds.

If you liked the musical portion of the video, then check out Good Old War's new full length, Broken Into Better Shape, which dropped June 30 on Nettwerk. 

They're on tour this summer, check out the dates below:

Jul. 14: Minneapolis, MN -- Varsity Theater
Jul. 15: Des Moines, IA -- Wooly’s
Jul. 17: Denver, CO -- Bluebird Theater
Jul. 19: Alta, WY -- Grand Targhee Resort
Jul. 20: Salt Lake City UT -- Kilby Court
Jul. 21: Boise, ID -- Neurolux
Jul. 23: Seattle, WA -- Tractor Tavern
Jul. 24: Portland, OR -- Doug Fir Lounge
Jul. 27: San Francisco, CA -- The Independent
Jul. 28: Los Angeles, CA -- The Roxy Theatre
Jul. 31: Dallas, TX -- The Kessler Theater
Aug. 1: San Antonio, TX -- Sam’s Burger Joint
Aug. 2: Austin, TX -- The Parish
Aug. 4: Houston, TX -- HOB Bronze Peacock
Aug. 5: New Orleans, LA -- Parish @ HOB
Aug. 7: Atlanta, GA -- Terminal West
Aug. 8: Birmingham, AL -- Saturn
Aug. 9: Nashville, TN -- WRLT Presents @ Third & Lindsley
Aug. 11: Chapel Hill, NC -- Local 506
Aug. 12:  Charlotte, NC -- Visulite Theatre
Aug. 13: Washington, DC -- The Hamilton
Aug. 15:  Millville, NJ -- Pinelands Music Festival

With Kodaline:  

Sept. 20: Baltimore, MD (Soundstage)
Sept. 21: Providence, RI (The Met) 
Sept. 23: Halifax, Nova Scotia (Rebecca Cohn Auditorium)
Sept. 25: Quebec City, Quebec (L'Imperial Bell)
Sept. 27: Ottawa, Ontario (Algonquin Commons Theatre)
Sept. 29: London, Ontario (London Concert Theatre)
Sept. 30: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
Oct. 1: Indianapolis, IN (Deluxe @ Old National Centre)
Oct. 2: Cincinnati, OH (Bogart's)
Oct. 7: Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre)
Oct. 8:  St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room)
Oct. 12: San Diego, CA (HOB)
Oct. 14: Anaheim, CA (HOB)