Exclusive: Watch the Romantic Video For The Family Crest's Anthemic New Single "Sparks"

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The Family Crest  have revealed a music video for their anthemic new song “Sparks,” which you can watch exclusively on Paste. This marks the second song released off their forthcoming EP Prelude to War. If their first released song, “Mirror Love,” was a call to arms, then “Sparks” is a call to love—and a pretty convincing one, at that.

The song is upbeat, strings-heavy and full of joyous emotion. We flash back and forth between the band rocking out and a young man running through fields, suburbs and city streets. Eventually, he winds up on a beautiful coastline, where he sees a gorgeous red-haired woman. Are they past lovers? Or is this a love-at-first-sight situation? Either way, they seem pretty psyched to see each other. The video is nice, but the actual song is the driving force here. If “Sparks” is an indicator of what’s to come on the band’s new EP, it could be quite the hit album.

Prelude to War is out April 28, and is currently available for preorder. As the title suggests, the EP is a prequel to the larger project War, release date TBD. The band will embark on a small run of spring tour dates, and tickets can be purchased here. Also, don’t miss Paste Cloud video of The Family Crest performing in Austin circa 2015—watch that below, and check out the band’s full tour slate further down. From what we’ve seen, this is not a band you want to miss.

The Family Crest Tour Dates:

28 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater
29 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge

01 — Dallas, Texas @ The Double Wide
02 — Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s BBQ
04 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Blueberry Hill
05 — Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement
07 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Aisle 5
09 — Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
11 — Boston, Mass. @ Café 939
12 — Burlington, Vt. @ Signal Kitchen
13 — New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Café
16 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
17 — Ferndale, Mich. @ The Loving Touch
18 — Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas Tavern
19 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee
20 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
22 — Denver, Colo. @ Lost Lake Lounge
23 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
25 — Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
27 — Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge

03 — San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall