Mike Viola is “pool-lazing” vampire in Mandy Moore-starring video for “Drug Rug”

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Off “That Thing You Do!” vocalist’s upcoming “Godmuffin.”
 
See mini horror movie via Rolling Stone; Also streaming: “Creeper,” Viola’s ode to his prematurely departed friend, iconic songwriter Adam Schlesinger.

“Legend has it that vampires can’t expose themselves to sunlight, but Mike Viola begs to differ,” explains Rolling Stone in its coverage of Viola’s horror short for his latest single.
 
“He’s a pool-lazing vampire in the new video for ‘Drug Rug,’ a track off his upcoming LP Godmuffin. Directed by Caitlin Gerard, the video opens with Viola lying on a float in Mandy Moore’s pool. ‘This again?’ she asks herself, catching him through her glass window. ‘What the fuck? Get out of here!’”
 
Viola channels his preternatural gift for directness and warmth into a celebration of youth,” BuzzBands.LA says it its premiere post of the song. Viola explains that the tune is “a look back at my icy days in NYC, when the drug of choice was recreational psychedelics and narcotics. Get blasted, then run around the city having FUN. This is an ode to my beloved classic rock, as well.”

 Track Listing:

01. USA Up All Night
02. Creeper (STREAM)
03. Drug Rug (STREAM | VIDEO)
04. We May Never Be This Young Again
05. All You Can Eat
06. The Littles
07. Superkid 2, Trying To Do The Thing I Was Born To Do
08. Honorable Mention With Jam Show
09. People Pleaser, You’re The Man Of The House Now
10. Ordinary Girl
11. That Seems Impossible Now

Mike Viola is a Grammy®-nominated producer, musician, songwriter and singer best known for his work with Panic! At The DiscoMandy MooreJenny LewisOndaraMatt Nathanson and Fall Out Boy. His original music has been featured on soundtracks for movies such as “That Thing You Do!,” “Get Him To The Greek,” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.”
 
Viola’s latest album Godmuffin arrives Dec. 11th via Good Morning Monkey / Grand Phony preceded by the single “Drug Rug,” out now.

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