The video was produced by Daft Arts and shot on 35mm film on location and on sound stages in Los Angeles.
Video is directed by Warren Fu, who started his career as a concept designer for Lucas Films and created characters for the 2nd Star Wars Trilogy, including most notably General Grievous.
Fu has gone on to directed music videos for The Strokes, The Killers, Mark Ronson, Depeche Mode and the video for ‘Derezzed’ from Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack. Fu also did the album artwork and illustrations for Daft Punk’s R.A.M. For the ‘Instant Crush’ video, Fu took inspiration from Hans Christian Anderson’s story ‘The Steadfast Soldier’ as well as the 1960′s TV series the Twilight Zone.
Julian Casablancas’ face was sculpted by hand both in fiberglass and wax for the video by Alterian, led by Tony Gardner.
So far just the two videos have been released off the album, ‘Random Access Memories’. ‘Get Lucky’, which is one of the year’s most streamed songs on Spotify and the biggest hit of the album, has not had a video released for it.
Butler speaks about working with Skubiszewski, “It was everything I hoped for and more.“I really loved his musicianship, ideas, communication skills and the sounds he was pulling. His suggestions were always spot on and he really became the fourth member of the band. His experience with the wide variety of music he’s made and produced was just perfect for the eclectic band we are.”
John Butler Trio approached this album like a soundtrack. “I hope they go on a journey with it or take it with them on a journey,” said Skubiszewski. ” I hope it can be the soundtrack for some cool moments in their life and some shit moments in their life and I hope it can be there for them at the ebb of their energy wave and at the crest of it. In the loud times and the quiet times. That would be nice, and I think that’s what all good art’s done for me. It’s been there for me, in one way, or another.”Read the remainder of this entry »
Argentinean metal monsters OIME have released their second studio album ‘Packaging for Anxiety‘, an impressive follow up to their first album ‘The Other Way’.
The band is made up of Juan Manuel Viñas on Bass and Vocals, Mauro Gatica on Drums and Percussion, Sergio Mazzeo on guitar and vocals.
If you thought their first album was full of extreme energy, ‘Packaging for Anxiety’, takes it to a whole new level. OIME smash out some great tracks with a mixture of heavy ballads and some true metal cuts.
Track 10 is an acoustic version of Eternity which features guest musicians, Nicolas Muñoz (Cello), Alexis Albert (Violin) and Facundo Gattelet (Guitar). A very nice addition to the album.
2. Hopelessly Late
4. Life guard
7. April 5
10. Eternity (Acoustic)
‘Packaging for Anxiety’ is an exciting album, worth listening to even if you don’t understand Spanish.