Saint Motel’s “Benny Goodman” ranks among my favorite singles of 2012, and I’m happy to say the video for the track — released today — is a easy add to my mental list of favorite videos of the year. Directed by lead singer A/J Jackson, the video features of duo of viral video sensations: Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown, who got his start in entertainment dancing on The Ellen Degeneres Show at age 4, and Derrick Tuggle, whom I’m sure you’ll recognize from the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” video.
Starting tomorrow in Stockton, CA, Saint Motel will be on a West Coast headlining tour for the next couple of weeks, with shows in Seattle, Vancouver and Portland, before wrapping up Saturday, December 15 in Costa Mesa, CA. No LA date is scheduled, but you can take solace in the fact that Saint Motel is offering up “Benny Goodman” for free download now.
Saint Motel West Coast Tour:
11/29 – Stockton, CA – University of the Pacific: The Lair
11/30 – Sacramento, CA – Bows and Arrows
12/02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
12/04 – Vancouver, BC The Media Club
12/05 – Portland, OR – Backspace
12/07 – Seaside, CA – Cal State Monterey Bay: Black Box Cabaret
12/08 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
12/15 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
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