A little humor goes a long way, A Day to Remember‘s new set of webisodes are an example of the tender, loving care they have put into their upcoming album ‘Common Courtesy.’ Episode 2 of ‘Common Courtesy: The Series’ was just released, giving fans a sneak peek, 1980s style, at the “Golden Eagle.”
The Common Courtesy clips have taken a few pages from the TV intros of such yesteryear sitcoms ‘Silver Spoons,’ ‘The Golden Girls,’ ‘Family Ties’ and ‘Growing Pains.’ Producer Andrew Wade, who dubs himself “The Big Boss” on the webisodes, wrote the series’ over-the-top, yet intentionally catchy tune. With a chorus that starts with, “Common Courtesy / Drying up the tears of every baby,” it’s evident that band are all about goofing off (at least in these videos).
The Golden Eagle is in reference to A Day to Remember drummer Alex Shelnutt, who spends half of the clip in a gold superhero outfit acting like a hip-hop icon. Armed with a ton of attitude and a gold grill, Shelnutt is in a total world of his own, much to the dismay of frontman Jeremy McKinnon. Before we get to the Golden Eagle’s hip-hop stylings, Andrew Wade argues with the group about what type of music he’s going to put into his computer and edit with Pro Tools. As Wade turns his back to the camera, an unidentified musician flips him off.
A Day to Remember, along with Wade, show their total comfort in spoofing themselves with abandon, a skill perfected years ago by the Beastie Boys. The first webisode focused on Wade’s idiosyncratic producing methods and McKinnon’s failed attempts at giving himself a nickname, and at the end of the second video it was teased that the next installment will focus on the project’s guitar tracking.
‘Common Courtesy,’ the band’s fifth album, is their follow up to the 2010 effort ‘What Separates Me From You.’ In support of their new music, All Day to Remember are also part of the ‘House Party Tour’ which features Pierce the Veil and All Time Low. Their North America trek begins Sept. 11 in Broomfield, Colo. (1st Bank Center). The album comes out Oct. 8, and if you missed out on the first ‘Common Courtesy’ video, check it out below.