Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Something Good,’ Dead Sara

Published May 12, 2015

American rock band Dead Sara performed their single “Something Good” on the Late Show with Seth Meyers at the beginning of April, and now we’re pleased to premiere the track’s accompanying video, which was directed by none other than actor Giovanni Ribisi. Opening with a silent, contemplative shot of guitarist Siouxsie Medley blowing the florets off of a dandelion, the video quickly progresses to tell a happy-go-lucky, sun-soaked story with plenty of dancing, running amuck in Los Angeles, and, naturally, a hint of romance.

“We started out with nothing planned, other than to ride around on the trains,” says Ribsi, who has appeared in everything from Avatar to Ted, Saving Private Ryan, Selma and Friends. “We went to Union Station [and] suddenly found ourselves in the middle of a flash mob.”

The video follows Medley, Emily Armstrong (guitar and vocals), Sean Friday (drums), and Chris Null (bass), as they explore the city in which they are based, while also depicting the synchronized movements of the flash mob and other strange occurrences.

“Outside [the station] vagrants were dancing, then Aztec warriors were across the way, and beyond that, hundreds of people marching in the streets,” Ribisi continues. “There was something invigorating about the whole thing.”

Although Armstrong and Medley adopted the name Dead Sara in 2005, it wasn’t until the band’s 2012 self-titled debut that it gained traction. Since then, the band has covered songs by the likes of Patti Smith, appeared on national television (Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to Seth Meyers), and received praise from notable musicians who work in the same vein, such as Dave Grohl. In March, the four-piece released their sophomore effort, Pleasure to Meet You, and are now touring across the United States.

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