The Academy Is… Pay Tribute To A Movie That’s A Tribute To Something, I Think

Jan 28th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Following up on their tribute to Donnie Darko late last year, awkwardly punctuated Idolator faves The Academy Is… continue their “sync up our emo-ish songs to footage from emo-ish movies” trend with a tribute video honoring Cameron Crowe’s love song to Led Zeppelin, Almost Famous. Some 17-year-old is going to probably going to post a similar, yet not-as-well-edited, clip to a video site eventually, so why not beat them to the punch? This time, the synced track is the song with the nearly painful to type title “After The Last Midtown Show.” Clip after the jump.

The Academy Is…, “After The Last Midtown Show”:

The Academy Is…, “After The Last Midtown Show” vs. Almost Famous [Dailymotion]


  1. Anonymous

    Kind of cute. Did their label just give up this band completely? I’m not a huge fan but I always thought they were a competent pop band. I don’t remember there being any push for this album or any tour or anything.

  2. KurticusMaximus

    Oh, Midtown. I’ll never quite understand how you became canonized by the AP-reading masses. I’d still go to your reunion tour, though.

  3. boozyj

    @tim_loves_cats: No, there was a tour last fall, with Hey Monday, Carolina Liar, and We The Kings. Bill & Trav’s Bogus Journey, I think they called it.

    @KurticusMaximus: I would, too.

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