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Video Premiere: Fort Lean’s Hard-Working ‘Beach Holiday’

Brooklyn band sweat it out in new clip from self-released EP

picture-18149-1379434580David Bevan // November 28, 2011

Fort Lean are a Brooklyn outfit on a roll. The fivesome garnered some noteworthy praise during their sprint through CMJ earlier this fall, and for good reason: Their indie rock is sleeves-rolled-up, no-nonsense jukebox fare, anchored by wild-maned frontguy Keenan Mitchell’s massive, vein-popping vocals, a dead ringer for Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. The clip below for “Beach Holiday,” the opening cut from their self-released EP, finds Mitchell and his bandmates sweating it out behind the counter in East Williamsburg, taking orders from crabby Italian ladies on Graham Avenue. Just as a hard-working Brooklyn band should.

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