New Video: The 80s New Wave Channeling Sounds and Visuals of Public Access TV’s “End of an Era”

Comprised of John Eatherly (lead vocals, guitar), Xan Aird (guitar, vocals), Max Peebles (bass, vocals) and Pete Star (drums, vocals), New York-based indie rock quartet Public Access T.V. officially formed in late 2014 and within a relatively short period of time the quartet has seen a growing national and international profile as the band has opened for internationally acclaimed acts including The Strokes, Weezer, FIDLAR, Hinds and Palma Violets, they’ve been praised by a number of major media outlets including The Guardian, USA TodayNMEClash MagazineThe Times, Stereogum, Beat, Kuwait Trail Mix and they’ve received radio airplay from BBC Radio personality Zane Lowe.

The quartet’s highly-anticipated full-length debut Never Enough is slated for a September 30, 2016 through Cinematic Records and the album’s latest single “End of an Era” sounds as though it draws from radio-friendly, 80s New Wave — in particular, think of The Fixx’s “Saved by Zero,” “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Red Skies,” and “The Sign of Fire,” The Knack’s “My Sharona,” Huey Lewis and The News‘ “The Heart of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” and others as the band pairs angular guitar chords, a driving bass line, four-on-on-the-floor-like drumming, atmospheric synths, punchily delivered lyrics and an anthemic hook.   As the band’s John Eartherly mentions in press notes “We’ve been told that playing a rock ‘n’ roll band in 2016 is a ridiculous thing. For all of us though, it isn’t a question of wanting to do it or not. We have to do it. I left home and quit school at 16 to play  music. Music is all we know and love, and this son his an ode to us following that path.”


As for the recently released video, the band’s John Eatherly mentions in press notes that “the label wanted David LaChappelle to do this one, especially ’cause it’s the pop sugar injection song, and they hope,  a little pot of radio-friendly unit-shifting gold. But we said ‘nah, give us your money and we’ll do it it ourselves.’ So we took their money and bought a 1986 Dodge 600 and a mini DV Cam and did what we normally do — but for your voyeuristic pleasure.” While visually nodding at the sort of visuals Crocodiles would do, the video does capture some of the spirit and feel of videos released in the 80s.