Don't let the tombstone in the beginning of So Long Davey!'s "Six Feet Down" video fool you. The San Diego punk-pop quartet really is very much alive.
After you absorb the intensity of lead singer's David Vaughn's hair -- we couldn't grow the afro-mohawk (frohawk?) even if we wanted to -- the video is proof that it'll take more than a breakup with an old flame to prevent these guys from dancing around a coffin-like studio.
The members of So Long Davey! grew up on a steady diet of Prince, David Bowie and Michael Jackson before forming in 2007 and integrating their love of classic glam rock into their roots in the San Diego punk-pop scene. You could first find the group playing monthly in downtown San Diego, dressed in neon and twirling glow sticks in the air. But eventually, the buzz got too big, and So Long Davey was tapped to open for Plain White T's, Unwritten Law and Say Anything before they got added to the Vans Warped Tour.
Oh, and keep in mind Vaughn's been a classically trained vocalist since he was 11, and guitarist James Austin was a classical pianist before picking up the guitar. So yeah, they know what they're doing.