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VIDEO PREMIERE: No Vacancy – ‘Face of This Town’

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Local country rock band No Vacancy is working on their sophomore album for release next year, so to give everyone a preview of what’s to come, they’re premiering the title track in a brand new music video exclusively on NEPA Scene.

After playing in a three-piece cover band, guitarist/vocalist Jim Kindler and bassist/vocalist Tony Olean formed this “backwoods rock ‘n’ roll” three years ago, mixing southern rock, outlaw country, and ‘80s hair metal into their signature sound. They released their debut album, “Hop in the Front Seat of Life,” in 2013, and after a few personnel changes, they’re now running full force with Johnny Hindmarsh on drums and Jay Bones on lead guitar/vocals.

Working with producers Joe Loftus and Jay Preston at JL Studios on their next album, Kindler said the song “Face of This Town” represents the overall sound of the record, but as far as its message, this one is a bit more serious than the rest of the tracks.

“[The song is about] everything negative you read in the papers or see on the news every day. We think every generation will be able to relate to this song and go back in their minds to a time when life was simpler,” Kindler told NEPA Scene.

“With the video, not only will you be able to hear the lyrics, but you’ll be able to see them as well. We created images of simpler times that go in sync with the lyrics, and in the end, it shows there is hope and things can get better.”

The video was created and produced by Chris Balton Production & Design Group, who also provided the above photo of the band.

Kindler expects the new album of “good time rock n’ roll” – “the kind of songs that make you forget about life for a little while” – to be released by late February or March, while “Hop in the Front Seat of Life” can be heard and purchased now on, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.

  • Brian Matyjevich

    Great stuff! Love the local music.