In my opinion, it is a pretty unanimous sentiment that every audiophile's favorite pastime is the good ol', all-American car concert. What sense of pride cometh when you finally get the hang of driving with your knee, enabling you to air guitar like your freaking Jimmy Page or beat the nonexistent crap out of a nonexistent drumset like your Dave Grohl in Them Crooked Vultures, all while yelling I AM A GOLDEN GOD. Sure, this might give rise to a few strange looks from passing drivers, but when you're sweating and finishing with THANK YOU LOS ANGELES you really won't care about such trivialities. What I'm getting at here is that this car-concert video from thatwasthen (check out their other spotlight here) is not only relatable but entirely awesome.
The thing I like most about this video is the personality and the friendliness that comes through here. If you're living in the modern day, you know that the way to succeed as a musician is through fan base via the internet (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). Nothing makes a fan feel closer to a band then a Photobooth picture of a droopy-eyed bassist in his hotel room, adorably captioned "Just got to Minneapolis after 10 hours in the van with a bunch of smelly dudes" popping up in your Facebook news feed. Same goes for goofy videos of the band giving car concerts. It's like you're BFF's. And that makes you feel totally sweet and killer.
So thanks thatwasthen, for making us all feel like the coolest kids in school!
(Also, their new album comes out in January 2011 so be sure to check it out!)