VIDEO: Swank Sinatra – “Safety Word”

Swank SinatraAtlanta trio Swank Sinatra have staked a claim as a wild live act, a merry band of misfits and pranksters who also happen to play a searing brand of rock and roll and hard blues. The group is by turns silly, eccentric and irreverent, all code words for personality, which is something that is often lacking in this scene. In that sense, the band’s new video for “Saftety Word,” a track taken from their 2012 EP, Pretty Shoes, is a near-perfect encapsulation of everything the band is about. There’s plenty of awesomely over-the-top camera mugging, flashes of the requisite beer and weed, and, for some reason, a whole lot of ridiculous fencing between members Bob Place and Brandon T. Pittman. Then there’s drummer Randy Garcia, who spends the entirety of the video creeping around with a glock, stripped down solely to his underwear, with a crazed look in his eyes. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s going to happen. Still, that doesn’t make it any less great.

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