VIDEO PREMIERE: Life picks on Atlanta post-punk rockers Shepherds in ‘Tension’ visual

August 9, 2016

Atlanta-based post-punk ambient rockers Shepherds just dropped their brand new music video ‘Tension’. A melancholy, rainy day track about a bleak period in singer/guitarist Jonathan Merenivitch’s life: “I felt ignored and unfulfilled by the music scene, I was getting calls from debt collectors about school loans, I was waking up at 4 a.m. every morning to open a coffee shop. Real soul sucking,” Merenivitch tells AFROPUNK, “‘Tension’ acts as a prologue for our new album Exit Youth. It sets up the conflicts and all the big ideas, and it lays out the main theme of getting old and realizing your dreams aren’t gonna come true.”

Watch Merenivitch and the boys get tormented by their past transgressions (in the form of self-destructive youths) in ‘Tension’ down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Director: Laura Asherman
Producer/cinematographer: Katie Hinshaw
Video girls/gremlins: Alexandra McColl, Taylor Kinser

Photo by: Adam Girardot

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*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at