This is the Official Music Video for the single "Dime Store Punks" off of Nadia Kazmi's upcoming 2015 album, Lamb, which is her 3rd release. The video was produced by A76 Production in New York City, and was directed by Duffy Higgins.
A combination of dark, moody rock ballads and up-tempo screaming rock tunes, the 7 tracks on Lamb are short bursts of interesting lyrics and simple instrumentation that pack a punch. Produced by Uri Djemal (of Madpan Studios in New York City) and Nadia Kazmi, the songs are all composed by Nadia, with the exception of "Father Knows Best" written by Nadia Kazmi and Ron McNeil. The album was mixed by Uri Djemal and Gary Atturio, and distributed by Unable Distribution.
Lamb - coming 9/8/2015 - world wide!
Calgary-born, New York-based singer-songwriter Nadia Kazmi will roll out her latest EP Lamb later this summer, but before it arrives, we've got your first look at the new video for "Dime Store Punks."
The upcoming EP follows her 2008 full-length debut Arrival and a 2010's Strange Song, which features a collection of reworked Leonard Cohen material. On Lamb, Kazmi draws inspiration from '60s hippie culture and artists like Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, putting her own modern twist on their styles to deliver songs that emphasize "revelatory honesty, powerful imagery and captivating melodic and harmonic structures."
One of those tracks is "Dime Store Punks," which calls out posers, phonies and wannabes for their lack of authenticity — an idea that originated at Austin's SXSW music festival. "I was disillusioned by all these kids running around with guitars with no really purpose or direction," she explained in a press release. "I was like 'What are you here for? Are you trying to change the world through music because that's what I am trying to do?' I know that might not be everybody's mandate, but I would like to see at least a few more people out there saying something important and doing something important and not just trying to dress and look the part."
The gritty blues-rock tune gets paired with black-and-white visuals that very clearly convey her frustration with the "style, no substance" approach to making music.
Lamb arrives on August 28, but you can watch the video for "Dime Store Punks" in the player above right now.