Premiere: Aaron Lee Tasjan’s ‘Till The Town Goes Dark’ Video Is A Delightfully Campy Americana Throwback

If you caught a Sheryl Crow show recently and got there in time for the opener, you saw something special in Aaron Lee Tasjan. His 2016 album Silver Tears got a lot of love from critics, and now he’s back with new video from the record, for “Till The Town Goes Dark.” The lo-fi and occult clip features detectives, hippies, gypsies, cats, and a banana phone, all of which effectively capture the alternative energy of the mid-tempo Americana track.

Tasjan says the song is about realizing that the future isn’t everything you hoped for:

“Me and [drummer] Frank Lenz wrote it together. We were driving around Huntington Beach and he said the opening line, ‘All we got were TV’s in our pockets after being promised rocket ships and flying cars.’ When we got back to his apartment I went in the bedroom and wrote the rest of it looking out of his bedroom window.”

Tasjan has a slew of tour dates coming up, so check those out below, and watch the video for “Till The Town Goes Dark” above.

07/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest
07/29 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
07/30 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
08/04 – Huntsville, AL @ Tangled String Studios
08/10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Classic
09/01 – London, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/03 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/04 – London, UK @ The Islington
09/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gullivers
09/07 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
09/12-17 – Nashville, TN @ Americanafest
09/23 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival (ASCAP Shady Grove Stage)
09/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/29 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
09/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
10/02 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Vulcan Aftertunes Series