Video Premiere: Dave Monks - "The Rules"

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Dave Monks may have first won fans as the bass playing band leader for Tokyo Police Club, but after debuting a softer sound on the road with acoustic performances of TPC song “Tesselate,” he began to venture into a more stripped-down project. In his debut solo record All Signs Point To Yes, released in June, Monks explored the way that lyrics and songwriting can be intensified by simplifying the instrumentation with seven songs inspired by moving cities and falling in love. Now, Monks has released a video for album track “The Rules.”

“When we started working on this video, Dave and I had discussed a few different story lines, but nothing seemed quite right,” said video director Chris Schoonover. “Since the album shoot was ‘60s inspired, we decided to look at promotional music videos from that time. Most of them are b-roll, live shows and footage from recording dates slapped together. We decided to go in that direction, but with a performance cut in to hold it all together.”

Watch the video for “The Rules” in the player above. All Signs Point To Yes is out now via Dine Alone Records.

Dave Monks Tour Dates
22 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground*
23 – Portland, Maine @ The State Theatre*
24 – Providence, R.I. @ Lupos*
25 – New Haven, Ct. @ Toad’s Place*
* w/ Lord Huron