In-keeping with the music video for their new single and indeed the band's very name, Scholars have covered the Deftones classic 'Back To School' and video'd the process. Check out their take on the song at this link. The band have also just been announced as support to Pure Love on their Oct/Nov dates, following an extensive run of their own headline dates this month.
Produced by Larry Hibbitt of Hundred Reasons - an appropriate choice, with Scholars guitarist Cal Owen currently moonlighting on guitar for H*R - Blinda Data is released 24 September 2012. Scholars' debut album, also produced by Larry Hibbitt, will follow in February 2013. Torn straight out of the lonely hearts column, Blinda Data is the confession of a man struggling to come to terms with his own entirely unrealistic perception of what love means; the more he searches for the modern day perfect image of love, the more imperfection he reveals in himself. The video, directed by Carl Shanahan (The Computers, Amanda Palmer), was shot over several days at an all-girls school and challenges the idea of young girls as malleable fodder for cynical boys in bands. It finds Scholars on self-deprecating form, their posturing, preening rockstar egos shattered as they're ignominiously hounded out of the school.