Band of Horses Release Video for New Song ‘Knock Knock’
In the wake of its’ recent NPR Music First Watch premiere, Band Of Horses‘ video for “Knock Knock,” the first single from new album Mirage Rock (Brown/Columbia) out September 18, has been unveiled for the world to see below.
Directed by Jared Eberhardt, “Knock Knock” features Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Bill Reynolds and Tyler Ramsey as subjects of a vintage nature film, running wild through the frontier of Salt Lake City, UT.
Director’s Statement: “The ‘Knock Knock’ video was the perfect combination of three things. First of all as a fan, I had a genuine interest in making something that felt like the band had made it themselves, I didn’t want it to feel too slick. Second, I grew up in the area where we shot the video, when Band Of Horses wanted to shoot there I already had all the locations picked. And third, I wanted to pay tribute to the old nature films I remember from school, those old films were all about a bunch of guys going to exotic places and staging adventures, with very little craft or consideration to lighting or aesthetics. Shooting in the middle of the day, staging scenes in really artificial ways, strange eye lines from reading cue cards, etc. It was really fun and sometimes difficult to get my head around trying to make things look bad, but not too bad.”
Ben Bridwell on the video process: “Jared really made us feel at ease, even in the planning stages before the shoot. He listened to our concerns and took extra care to make us feel like we stayed within our element, while at the same time pushing us to get good performances. It was a hell of a long day, but an exciting adventure for us – getting to see these beautiful parts of Utah and being around the great group of people that Jared hired for the shoot. It seems fitting that we’d finally get to shoot a video around Salt Lake City as we’ve got a song that pays tribute to the area called “The Great Salt Lake” from our first album. Better late than never.”
Mirage Rock is currently available for pre-order at iTunes, with all pre-orders receiving an instant download of “Knock Knock.” Additionally, every copy of Mirage Rock purchased via http://www.itunes.com/bandofhorses will receive the full iTunes LP version of the album, featuring exclusive videos of the band and legendary producer Glyn Johns making the record in the studio, and lyrics.
The full iTunes LP content makes every iTunes purchase of Mirage Rock a special edition in its own right. A sampling of the exclusive video as well as other footage, photos and more can be seen at the newly revamped www.bandofhorses.com.
Watch the Video for Band of Horses, ‘Knock Knock’