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The Penske File Releases Video for “Bad Dreams” off New LP Out Now

Photo: Ashley Sloggett

Ontario’s The Penske File has released their new album, Half Glow, via Stomp Records. To celebrate, the band has also released a music video for the newest single, “Bad Dreams,” which was directed by Victor Wiercioch.

Guitarist/vocalist Travis Miles explains how the video  and single “Bad Dreams” came to fruition:

“This song existed in many iterations before the final version. I had the riff and chord structure kicking around for months, maybe years. At one point all of the lyrics to the tune were completely different. What really unlocked this song was a moment backstage, somewhere on tour in Germany. There was an acoustic guitar and a fully stocked fridge. Me and Alex were swapping some new song ideas and he played a version of the first verse that hit me in a special way. It seemed to sum up what I was trying to say with this song and a lot of the other tunes on the album. Months later, at home, I put that verse into the chord and melody structure of the tune and re-wrote much of the lyrics surrounding that sentiment. In essence, the song is about clawing for optimism amidst an overwhelming fear of the self and the modern world.”

The new album was recorded at Drive Studios in Toronto and is a culmination of over half a lifetime of musical collaboration between the band members and childhood friends. The new album’s creation wasn’t without its own hardships: robberies, burn outs, pandemics and many things stood in the way of its completion. Sometimes though, love wins out and it shows on the anthemic introspection expelled on each of the 12 tracks on Half Glow

Check out the video for “Bad Dreams” below:

And stream Half Glow in full and purchase your copy here!

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