Debt neglecters are a new Florida punk band led by bassist / vocalist Alex Goldfarb who was previously a melodic hardcore band from the 90s / 00s New Mexican Disaster Teamwho had releases on AF Records, No Idea and Jade Tree (he was also on Gatorface, Chemical Ache, No Friends and Virgins afterwards). Your new album Dirty water out November 5th via Smartpunk Records, and the new single “Least I Could Do” is a catchy, anthemic ripper that harks back to some of the more poppy punks that ran off during the NMDS career. Although the song sounds happy and cheerful, it is about a very sad subject: putting a beloved pet to sleep. Alex says:
“Least I Could Do” is a song about saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Anyone who’s been through this knows it’s such an impossible decision. It got me pretty down. But the last thing we wanted was for her to suffer because we weren’t ready to let go. I feel like writing a song about it somehow helped me process the experience better. It also makes me honor her in a way, because now all that love and pain exists forever on the internet (or at least until civilization collapses!). Granted, the song is a HUGE disappointment, but it’s energetic and great fun to play. It’s also something that I think a lot of people can relate to. With the video we wanted to compensate for the sad vibes and have become a bit silly with our concept. I really like the juxtaposition of this extremely downcast song, but in the video we’re dressed up like dogs, playing frisbee, jumping in the pool and acting like idiots.
The fun, dog-filled video does indeed make up for the sad vibes as you can see for yourself below.
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