Better Things To Do
FOR RELEASE THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH
Contact: Teresa Tuan (801) 910-0043 email@example.com
Oh The Nerve’s Queer Homage to Carmen San Diego
(San Francisco, CA) September 28, 2018
Bay area queer feminist pop/R&B band, Oh The Nerve, will release a new music video “Better Things To Do” on October 19th. A campy homage to the classic computer game, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” the video features frontwoman Teresa Tuan playing the role of a detective journeying through the streets of San Francisco in search of the notorious crime syndicate leader Carmen San Diego.
Directed by Jared Swanson with cinematography by Cedric Letsch, “Better Things To Do” is a ‘90s nostalgia-laden love letter to San Francisco. Tuan’s pursuit of Carmen San Diego is an attempt to restore the stolen San Francisco fog, popularly known by locals as “Karl.” Complicating matters, Carmen San Diego also happens to be her ex-girlfriend. She is faced with the choice of fulfilling her mission or a second chance at love.
“Better Things To Do” is the second single from Oh The Nerve’s upcoming debut EP “Sweet Soul Music,” which will be released November 16th. With an effervescent melody evoking classic Motown and rich alto vocals reminiscent of Sara Bareilles, it tells the story of the high and lows of infatuation.
Consisting of Tuan (lead vocals/keys), Alena Coons (bass guitar), Madison Davis (background vocals) and Jess Fenton (guitar/production), Oh The Nerve came together when Tuan, a solo artist, was looking to put together an all-female band in the Bay Area. They quickly bonded through the shared experience of feeling isolated and ignored as women in music and their mutual desire to claim their own space as a group. With frank lyricism from Tuan’s perspective as a gay, first-generation Chinese-American, their music deals with the complex nuances of navigating a multifaceted identity in contemporary America. They were recently featured in Apple’s inaugural San Francisco Pride Weekend event.