Joyce Manor songs tap into a very specific sort of suburban California party boy mindset. On "Fake I.D.," for example, lead singer Barry Johnson makes wrestling with loss sound like around-the-keg small talk: Don't be shy/ Cause my friend Brandon died/ And I feel sad/ I miss him, he was rad. That song's official video, debuting above, is goofy and semi-literal, drawing liberally from well-worn teen movie tropes. The tomboy protagonist. The DIY makeover. The big party in the final act where everyone comes together. It's like something John Hughes might've schemed up had he grown up getting stoned at SoCal basement shows.
“'Fake I.D.’ is one of the most upbeat and fun songs we have ever done," Barry Johnson told The FADER in an email. "We knew we needed an upbeat and fun video to go with it. I think Chris [Good] and Andreina [Byrne] did a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the song and I can't help but smile every time I watch it.” The track is off Cody, Joyce Manor's new full-length, which drops October 7 on Epitaph.