PREMIERE: Watch Pears send off their old van in explosive fashion in “Green Star” music video

Photo: John Paul Allen

If there’s one thing you should know about Pears is that they are nothing if not committed road dogs. The New Orleans hardcore-punk quartet has not slowed down since their 2014 formation, barely pausing to record their new album, the frenetic, passionate Green Star. Of course, all that touring comes at a price, both physically and vehicularly, so the band chose to retire their old van in the awesomest way possible for their new music video for Green Star‘s title track. Before we let you see it, though, let frontman Zach Quinn explain to you what “Green Star” is about:

“This is a song that touches on compromising parts of who you are for the sake of survival; becoming your lie so that you may survive. I suppose this video ends with a ceremony of kissing the old you goodbye.”

Pears’ Green Star is available now on Fat Wreck Chords.

Pears’ world tour runs from now until September and includes stints with Dag Nasty, Subhumans, Valient Thorr and more:

04/28/16 Berlin , Germany SO36 w/ Dag Nasty
04/29/16 Hannover , Germany Faust w/ Dag Nasty
04/30/16 Meerhout, Belgium Groezrock
05/02/16 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Cafe Exzess
05/03/16 Amsterdam , Netherlands Winston Kingdom
05/04/16 Schweinfurt , Germany Stattbahnhof
05/05/16 Stuttgart , Germany KellerKlub
05/06/16 Geneva, Switzerland Biubstock Festival
05/07/16 Zurich , Switzerland Obenuse Festival
05/10/16 Ft. Wayne, IN Brass Rail
05/11/16 Memphis, TN Hitones
05/21/16 Dallas, TX Three Links
05/22/16 San Antonio, TX Hitones
05/24/16 Tulsa, OK Fur Shop
05/25/16 Oklahoma City, OK Hilo
05/26/16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad w/ Russian Girlfriends
05/27/16 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater w/ Red City Radio
05/28/16 Las Vegas, NV The Beauty Bar Punk Rock Bowling
05/29/16 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge w/ Subhumans
05/30/16 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater w/ Subhumans
05/31/16 Kansas City, KS Riot Room w/ Subhumans
06/01/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock w/ Subhumans
06/02/16 Chicago, IL Double Door w/ Subhumans
06/03/16 St. Louis, MO Firebird w/ Subhumans
06/04/16 Detroit, MI Majestic Cafe w/ Subhumans
06/05/16 Cleveland Heights , OH Grog Shop w/ Subhumans
06/06/16 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo w/ Subhumans
06/07/16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery w/ Subhumans
06/08/16 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine w/ Subhumans, M-16
06/09/16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Subhumans
06/10/16 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Subhumans
06/11/16 Asbury Park, NJ The Wonder Bar w/ The Virus and Blanks 77
06/15/16 San Diego, CA Soda Bart w/ Valient Thorr
06/16/16 Glendale, CA Complex. w/ Valient Thorr
06/17/16 Reno, NV Shea’s Tavern w/ Valient Thorr
06/18/16 Sacramento, CA Starlite Lounge w/ Valient Thorr
06/19/16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge w/ Valient Thorr
06/20/16 Portland, OR Mississppi Studios w/ Valient Thorr
06/22/16 Seattle, WA El Corazon w/ Valient Thorr
06/23/16 Vancouver, BC Canada SBC w/ Valient Thorr
06/24/16 Edmonton, AB Canada Palomino Smokehouse w/ Valient Thorr
06/27/16 Winnipeg, MB Canada Pyramid Cabaret w/ Valient Thorr
07/25/16 Berlin , Germany Bi Nuu w/ Such Gold
07/27/16 Neunkirchen , Germany Stummsche Reithalle w/ Such Gold
07/28/16 Wermelskirchen , Germany AJZ Bahndamm w/ Authority Zero
07/29/16 Bausendorf , Germany RIEZ Open Air
08/04/16 Blackpool, UK Rebellion Fest
09/01/16 Kingston, UK Kingston College w/ A Wilhelm Scream & Off With Their Heads