Of Mice & Men —vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— have released the video for "Instincts."
"We're stoked to be releasing our music video for 'Instincts,'" said Pauley. "Filmed during our most recent trips to Australia and Japan, the video showcases the raw intensity that we've seen this song bring to crowds all over the world. When the idea for doing a video for the song came up, we collectively decided that the only way we could do it justice was to show this song's live power, and here it is. Turn it up, and bang your head!."
The song appears on the band's latest effort, Defy, out now through Rise Records
Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).
Of Mice & Men previously released the explosive and unforgettable tracks "Warzone" and "Defy," which followed the previous one-two punch of the singles "Unbreakable" and "Back to Me." The band also released a well-received cover of Pink Floyd's "Money." Listen here.
The band will also reveal its upcoming tour plans shortly. Confirmed Summer 2018 dates are below.
OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR: 5/29 — Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre* 5/30 — Casper, WY — Casper Events Center Arena* 6/2 — Kansas City, KS — Rockfest — Kansas Speedway** 7/13 — Mansfield, OH — INKcarceration Festival — Ohio State Reformatory** 7/29 — Bangor, ME — Impact Music Festival — Darling's Waterfront Pavilion** *With Five Finger Death Punch **Festival
OM&M were recently featured on the cover of New Noise, while press praise for the album has been incredibly high.
"Defy delivers the sound fans have come to expect (big hooks, monster grooves and singalong melodies) while still breaking some new ground." — Loudwire
"A lean beast of a record that gets right to the point; with huge choruses, monstrous riffs and plenty of opportunities to headbang." —RockSound
"the album warrants attention for its melody, power, and pure catchiness — a new and satisfying lease on life." — AllMusic