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Watch Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs' Amusing New Video for Riff-Heavy 'Tough': Premiere

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Tricia Robinson

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs

If you've ever wondered what a group of denim-vest-wearing musicians looked like while wandering around a carnival, then today is your lucky day. Even if you haven't wondered about that particular situation, you should give the new video from Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs a shot. 

The video features their song "Tough," which, according to Sam Coffey, is about "being a street-tough even though that's the furthest from what we are. We wanted to do a big rock tune steeped in Thin Lizzy worship, and we all pitched in on it and we're really proud of it. I think it's a righteous tune."

Despite what the title might imply, this video is actually just a ton of guys goofing around at the Canadian National Expo this past summer. It could almost be a home movie, aside from the part where they are performing to a packed crowd. The video features upbeat guitar riffs playing over shots of giant corn dogs, bumper cars, and stuffed minion prizes -- which is just about everything you would expect from a trip to an amusement park. Check out the group in their new video, directed by Shawn Kosmerly, below.

"Tough" comes from Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs' self-titled LP, their third overall, released July 28 on Burger Records in the U.S. and Dine Alone Records in Canada. It's available here. You can also check them out on tour:

12/28 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah w/ The Dirty Nil
12/29 Toronto, ON - Horseshow Tavern
01/12 Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre
02/12 Campbell River, BC - The Tidemark Theatre*
02/14 Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom* 
02/15 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
02/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom* 
02/17 Kamloops, BC - CJ’s Nightclub* 
02/18 Kelowna, BC - Kelowna Community Theatre*
02/20 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall*
02/21 Calgary, AB - The Palace Theatre* 
02/22 Cadillac, SK - Cadillac Hall*
02/23 Saskatoon, SK - O’Brian’s Event Centre*
02/24 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre* 
02/25 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club 
02/27 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02/28 Detroit, MI  - Magic Stick
03/01 London, ON - London Music Hall* 
03/02 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall* 
03/05 Sudbury, ON - Caruso Club*
03/06 Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Centre* 
03/07 Kingston, ON - The Ale House* 
03/08 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre* 
03/09 St Casimir, QC - Theatre les Grand Bois*
03/10 Moncton, NB - Casino New Brunswick* 
03/11 Charlottetown, PEI - PEI Brewing Company*
03/16 Halifax, NS - Marquee Ballroom* 
03/17 Halifax, NS - Marquee Ballroom* 
* w/ The Sheepdogs