The New Jersey duo—consisting of Brandon Asraf (bass, vocals) and John Tacon (drums, electric samples, vocals)—have hit a home run with this super touching and nostalgic video.
Look, even BEASTS cry! It was impossible not to after watching 4 minutes and 8 seconds of a sickly teenager who is rescued from his hospital bed by his best buddy and taken for one last hurrah, with the chorus of “staying gold” echoing in the back ground. They go skating in an empty pool, drink some beers, and visit some old friends. The terminally ill teen even makes out with his crush and of course takes a selfie with his buddies.
“To us, Staying Gold is a rebellious anthem from an angsty kid making a statement that he’s good, no matter what,” says the video’s director Rosco Guerrero. “We follow him in this film, who despite his incredibly difficult circumstances is strong as ever when he’s with his friends. He stays gold.”
We have always been been blown away by the sound of Brick + Mortar. It is incredible that the rich sound they produce is only with two musicians.
Have a tissue handy and get ready to have your heart warmed when watching “Staying Gold”. Be sure to check out their album “Dropped”, that came out today.
Brick + Mortar Tour Dates
7/17/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square w/ The Ting Tings
7/18/15 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
7/19/15 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
7/21/15 – Detroit, MI @The Shelter
7/22/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
7/23/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/24/15 – Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase
7/25/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Music Garage Live
7/27/15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corozon
7/28/15 – Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
7/29/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
7/30/15 – Redlands, CA @ Hangar 24 Brewery
7/31/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
8/01/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
8/02/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
8/04/15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
8/05/15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
8/07/15 – Tampa, FL @ New Wrold Brewery
8/08/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball 2015
8/09/15 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
8/11/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
8/12/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
8/13/15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
8/14/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
8/15/15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall Studio
8/16/15 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs