Sandollar, a local San Diego band, and Sidecar Productions, a local production company, recently created an eye-catching and provocative video titled “Pouring Down” after the band’s recently released song off their 2014 album, Roller Coaster Ride. The video showcases a boy’s hard life in a middle-class, white, single-family home. The boy is picked on by his father, his sister and classmates, and when given the chance to act out in violence, the young man decides to go in a different direction. “We wanted to give both Sandollar’s fan group and a new audience something to think about,” said the video’s Director, Eric Staley. ”The video is not saying whether gun control is right or wrong, but hopefully it can start a dialogue in this country about the violence and the hate being spread by those with access to guns. People won’t change their deeply-rooted beliefs based on one video or film, but it is important to talk openly.”
(LEFT TO RIGHT) DIR. ERIC, LEAD GUITAR DAVE, BASS IAN,
RHYTHM MARCO, DYLAN, DRUMS HENRY, AND BARON VOCALS/KEYS.
Sandollar’s “Pouring Down” is in their wheel house of beach-rock, but this catchy, ear-worm of a song further develops the band’s feel for crunching guitar solos and making the audience move. Dave, the band lead guitarist, admitted, “We’re all excited about the release of the video, and while our band has different opinions, we all believe that kids should be kids and focus on doing what they do best–play.” The other members in the band all agreed that their music is not about government issues, or political discourse, but they acknowledge that their songs aren’t performed in a bubble. “We create music to give people a chance to get away, a chance to turn up the radio and forget about their troubles. Yes, their are themes of acceptance, and overcoming adversity but that is what music should be, a positive energy” added lead-singer and keyboardist Baron Lunbeck. “We want to entertain, but at the same time, we aren’t just another pretty face,” laughed Henry Ortiz, the band’s drummer.
“Pouring Down” the single and Sandollar’s latest album on Pacific Records titled Roller Coaster Ride is available here, on iTunes.
DIRECTOR, ERIC STALEY, EXPLAINS TODAY’S PRODUCTION to his under-12 cast.
“BULLIES” JAMES, CAMERON, AND AUSTIN.
Sandollar (from left to right)
DRUMS: HENRY ORTIZ
RHYTHMS GUITAR: MARCO RODRIGUES
Vocals, Keys: Baron Lunbeck
Lead Guitar: David Basham
Bass: Ian Thayer
Special thanks to the video’s sponsor: