Watch: The Burning Hotels -- "Austin's Birthday"

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This past weekend was a big one for Fort Worth's The Burning Hotels.

On Friday, Vanessa Hudgens-driven battle of the bands flick, Bandslam, in which The Burning Hotels' members make an appearance as, well, themselves, debuted in theaters. And though the film did quite poorly at the box office--pulling in a pretty weak $2.3 million and failing to crack the weekend's top ten earners--that's still quite the coup for the rock outfit.

Especially, since, on Friday night, the band played something of a movie debut celebration show at Lola's Stockyard in Fort Worth, shelling out copies of its new single, "Austin's Birthday," the carnival-themed video for which can be seen above. (Hat tip for the vid.)

It's the lead single for the band's upcoming full-length debut, Novels, which, one guesses, should see the light of day at some point this year.

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