Mind your balls.
"One of the most popular questions me and Will get in interviews these days is, 'What’s it like being in a band with your brother?'" explains singer Caleb, who also co-directed this video. "The short answer we typically give is something like, 'It’s great! We have made music together our whole lives so it’s cool to do it as our actual job now.' There always seems to be disappointment in the eyes of the person asking the question. Perhaps they were expecting some war story on how the band teeters on the edge of extinction because of two brothers hostile relationship.
"We’re not perfect but the good heavily outweighs the bad. We thought it would be fun to create something that plays with the imagination of what some people think it's like being in a band with your brother. Plus I’ve always wanted to tac… well I don’t want to give anything away. Enjoy a day in the life of a Colony House band rehearsal."
This is a fitting teaser for this video for "You & I," which, once you get past the lenghty preamble, descends into chaos, instant replay smacks, freeze frame moments, egos colliding, slapstick horseplay that could leave the boys with concussions. Sometimes it's just super satisfying to see someone get thrown through a wall.
Musically the Tennessee boys work a bright brand of indie-pop that's entirely at odds with the physical angst manifested in this video. But it's this very juxtaposition that makes this video so amusing to watch.
Mind your balls and check it out below.
Colony House Tour Dates on Ben Rector’s Tour
Aug 24 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Aug 25 Palace Theater Louisville, KY
Aug 26 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuscaloosa, AL
Aug 27 Ascend Theater Nashville, TN
Colony House Tour Dates
Sep 20 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Sep 23 KC Live! Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Sep 25 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Sep 27 Limelight Peoria, IL
Sep 28 Double Door Chicago, IL
Sep 29 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO
Oct 02 The Velvet Underground Toronto, CA
Oct 04 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Oct 05 The Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
Oct 07 The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 08 Moon River Festival – LEVITT SHELL Memphis, TN
Oct 09 ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Washington, DC
Oct 11 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 12 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
Oct 14 House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Room Houston, TX
Oct 16 House of Blue – Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
Oct 18 Club Congress Tucson, AZ