"They Say", the new video from SCARS ON BROADWAY the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan can be viewed below. The clip, shot in Los Angeles earlier this month, was directed by Paul Minor (MUSE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and incorporates performance footage cut with an evocative potpourri of startling images from our world's culture occurrences in nature, war, natural and man-made disasters, animals in the wild, human interaction, weather phenomenon, and so on.
SCARS ON BROADWAY will release its self-titled debut on July 29 via Interscope Records. Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan held off on shopping for a record contract until completing the CD. Malakian told The Pulse of Radio that the music won't be as heavy as his work with SYSTEM. "There are your aggressive moments, but I don't see it as being as metal as it is rock," he said. "It's just as eclectic as anything that I've done with SYSTEM, so it goes place to place. I think you'll hear my style there, you know, you'll hear touches of what you've heard from me before in some ways, and like I said, I think it drives more in a rock way than it does in a metal way."
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
06. World Long Gone
07. Kill Each Other/Live Forever
13. Cute Machines
14. Whoring Streets
15. They Say
Both SCARS ON BROADWAY and SYSTEM lead singer Serj Tankian declined to release their latest projects through Columbia Records, where SYSTEM has been signed since 1998.
Tankian's debut solo effort, "Elect the Dead", came out last fall through the Warner Music Group.
SCARS ON BROADWAY will headline its first North American tour, performing in some two dozen cities during October and November.
The band made its live debut in April with a low-key show at the Whisky A-Go Go in Los Angeles, followed by a slot at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California. Tankian's solo band also played at Coachella.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been on hiatus since 2006 while its members have pursued various personal projects.