PREMIERE: Thieves’ “Colorchange” video shows the reality of the road

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Austin, Texas, quartet Thieves calls themselves a pop-punk band, but that’s a bit misleading. Do they have anything in common with current genre kingpins All Time Low? Hardly. What about Ramonescore revivalists like Teenage Bottlerocket? Not at all. So just why is Thieves “pop-punk”? Well, in the purest sense, the band creates energetic, emotionally resonant punk rock that has plenty of poppy elements but isn’t afraid of showcasing technicality—imagine Soupy from the Wonder Years singing for a band whose guitarist is way into Saosin. So it should be no surprise, then, that Saosin guitarist Beau Burchell produced Thieves’ new EP, Colorchange. Today, we’re debuting the music video for Colorchange‘s title track, a compilation of footage shot over the course of a recent tour that depicts the band giving it all, every single night—even if the amount of people onstage is more than those in the audience. Vocalist/guitarist Billy Canino explains:

“The bands that made us fall in love with music in the first place were the bands that left everything on stage, so that’s the only way we’ve ever played our songs; whether there are five or five hundred people watching, it’s important to us to keep the energy up in the room.”

Thieves’ Colorchange EP is available now through 90-Five Records.

Thieves will tour with No Tide this September:

9/2 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Capitol Bike Company
9/3 – Denton, TX @ J&J’s Pizza
9/4 – Austin, TX @ Gypsy Lounge
9/5 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
9/6 – Houston, TX @ The Summit
9/8 – Memphis, TN @ The Abbey
9/9 – Kokomo, IN @ Main Street Skatepark
9/10 – Chicago, IL @ Fizz
9/11 – Rock Island, IL @ Theo’s Java Club
9/12 – Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
9/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall