Los Angeles rockers The Chimpz are building up to their self-titled EP and they've exclusively teamed with Loudwire to bring you their new lyric video for the single 'California.'

The band tells Loudwire, "Our inspiration for the song came from the love we have for living in L.A. Even through the bad times, there is no place we would rather be. California is a place that bleeds ambition, fame, power, money and drive. This is why we picked the visuals that we did for the video. They represent all faces of California life."

The clip itself opens with an aerial view of Los Angeles from behind the famous 'Hollywood' sign, followed by shots of the Los Angeles skyline and other assorted shots from Los Angeles and other popular California locales. The song itself features some attention grabbing licks and in-your-face flow, with the five-piece of Artimus Prime, Chuck P, Scary Cary, Shawn 'Sonic' Lyon and Sean Topham clicking on all cylinders. Turn it up and rock it out as 'California' has that infectious, hard rocking anthemic quality to it. If you like the song, it's currently available via iTunes.

As for The Chimpz' self-titled EP, it's on schedule for a Sept. 9 street date. Fans can also look for the song 'Right to Left' being used in multiple episodes of the upcoming final season of FX's 'Sons of Anarchy.'

At present, the band has announced an Aug. 30 date at Hollywood's Sunset Strip House of Blues, followed by a Sept. 13 date at Mud N Music in San Bernardino, Calif. and back-to-back dates in Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 3 and 4 at the BOK Center and Rumrunnerz. But rest assured, more dates are coming. The band has revealed that details on a 60-plus date trek will be announced on Aug. 15.

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