House of Broken Promises Premiere “Toranado” Video

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A new  House of Broken Promises release doesn’t come along every day, and it doesn’t come along without good reason. The Californian desert trio aren’t one of those bands who just throw records out into the ether to see what happens. There’s planning involved, reason. Their debut full-length, Using the Useless (review here), came out on Small Stone in 2009, and last year they at last offered a follow-up release in the Twisted EP. The occasion was an extensive European tour undertaken around fest appearances, and in addition to a take on Billy Squire‘s maddeningly catchy “The Stroke” and a frankly awesome take on Black Sabbath‘s “Lady Evil,” two demos and a live version of “The Hurt (Paid My Dues),” it also brought forth the first look at new studio material from the band in more than half a decade. Like I said, not a minor happening.

It’s just two tracks — “Twisted” and “Toranado” — but the new songs that otherwise might’ve been a 7″ hit hard like a glimpse of what we’ve all been missing: Head-slamming, straight-ahead riffing, big choruses, and a willful “hell yes”-inducing songwriting mentality. House of Broken Promises isn’t a band looking to be this month’s artistes grands. They want audience interaction. You can hear it in the gang shouts on “Twisted” and the surge of “Toranado.” They want the songs to make you move, get your ass to the bar and play catchup with whatever they’re having. What they’re having, incidentally, is a party.

Comprised of bassist/vocalist Joe Mora, drummer Mike Cancino and guitarist Arthur Seay — the latter two of whom got their start playing alongside John Garcia in Unida — House of Broken Promises have long since established their own branch on desert rock’s tallest family tree, especially in the live arena, but to hear that energy brought to a newer studio recording than their still-lone long-player is a boon to anyone looking to groove their way to good times. The video for “Toranado,” which I’m happy to premiere below, is directed by Seay and features the band packing an hour’s worth of asskicking into a two-and-a-half-minute song while set up in the pool of Nude Bowl, surrounded by skating at the park that traces its roots back to the 1970s, when it was taken over by skateboarders after being abandoned by — wait for it — a nudist colony. California, man.

Enjoy the “Toranado” video below, then go back and start it over and enjoy it again, because it’s short and you can do that:

House of Broken Promises, “Toranado” official video premiere

New Music house of Broken Promises off the EP “Twisted” shot in the desert of the Coachella Valley. Video shot at the world famous Nude Bowl in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Directed by Arthur Seay.

*COMPOSER(S): ARTHUR SEAY, MIKE CANCINO, JOE MORA

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One Response to “House of Broken Promises Premiere “Toranado” Video”

  1. Maria lohayza says:

    Taking it to the top once again Arthur! Kudos!

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