MT. EDDY Goes Back to the Future in Charged-Up 'Zombie' Video: Premiere

Natalie Somekh
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It’s been a busy past year for the bratty Bay Area punk quartet known as MT. EDDY. After changing their name from Jakob Danger, they released their promising debut LP Chroma last June, and they’re already back on the grind with fresh tunes. 

The new jam is called “Zombie,” and it comes via a little Back to the Future homage from MT. EDDY. The San Fran kids don pastel blue jackets and rock out Hill Valley High’s Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, only as the sort of garage rockers you’d play alongside Parquet Courts, Ty Segall, or SWMRS (whom they actually opened for last November). 

“For the video, the idea was to recreate the dance scene from Back To The Future,” frontman Jakob Armstrong tells Billboard. “Once we got to filming, we started to just mess around and have some fun with it. The lightheartedness of it fit, as the song is written from the point of view of a zombie.”

The band features 19-year old Jakob Armstrong (son of Billie Joe Armstrong, of a band you may have heard of), alongside bassist-backing vocalist Kevin Judd and brothers Chris and Enzo Malaspina (drums and guitar). 

“Zombie” is the first sampling of a new, Lee-Bothwick-produced (and mixed) EP the band is dropping March 11. After that, they’ll be on tour with The Regrettes later in the month. 

Check out the new vid below.