I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW), the alt/pop band fronted by Dallon Weekes, long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind Panic’s Gold release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, and drummer Ryan Seaman, announce the premiere of a new music video for fan-favourite track – with more than 30 million combined plays – ‘Choke’.
The recent discovery of this long-forgotten performance was accompanied only by the following description: “‘Pop Time Live’ was a short-lived music television program that aired briefly in Eastern Europe in the early 1980’s. The show and its producers had hoped to capitalize on the then popular ‘Italo Disco’ movement, but audiences found its lack of authenticity objectionable.”
Labeled “NOT FOR BROADCAST”, it’s believed that this particular iDKHOW performance never made it to air due to the band’s refusal to properly pantomime to their own song.
‘Choke’ is the lead-off track from iDKHOW’s six-song debut EP 1981 Extended Play (Fearless / Caroline Australia) that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart. iDKHOW appeared on the December cover of the UK’s RockSound and is on the cover of the new (January) issue of Alternative Press.
STREAM / PURCHASE / DOWNLOAD THE EP HERE
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film Back To The Future. They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources. Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.
‘Choke’ is taken from iDKHOW’s debut EP 1981 Extended Play – out now via Fearless / Caroline Australia.