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BEHN FANNIN: Tera Melos “Manar The Magic”
BEHN FANNIN: Cast Spells “Glamorous Glowing”
BEHN FANNIN: Good Old War “That’s Some Dream”
This fine Good Old War clip was shot while the band were out on the road earlier this year. Thanks go out to Andy Patch who lived in the van with them for a week shooting the voyage, and to Behn Fannin who edited and assembled the goodness for Refused TV. And make sure to head over to ITUNES where this song is the Discover & Download Feature for Free and all this week their glorious Self Titled album is only $5.99. And last but not least the guys are on the road so make sure to see them when they sing through your town. Click HERE for all the tour dates.
And on a personal note. Thanks GOW for all the Sargent House T-shirt love when you’re out on tour! Way to represent!
BEHN FANNIN: Director Spotlight “Your Music Today”
Director’s Spotlight : Behn Fannin
Behn Fannin isn’t your average dude. He seems to have his hand in every type of visual stimulation I can think of. When he’s not making music videos for the likes of Tera Melos or Panic! at the Disco, he’s actively participating in an on-going comedy group; and then I’m guessing after a couple of shot-gunned Redbulls, he sits down and works on his feature films. Basically, the guy is an absolute animal. We somehow managed to catch up with him and tried to pick his fast-paced brain.
YMT: Yo Behn! You’ve been in the video game for quite some time now, how did you first get involved with directing videos? And where do you find your inspiration?
BEHN: My dad, Rick Fannin, is a musician, so while I was interested in film making, music has always been a big part of my life. I noticed early on that the things I was interested in filming and the way I cut them had very strong ties to the feel and rhythms of music. When I moved to LA I made a few short films, but I wanted to reach a broader audience, so I started reaching out to record labels offering to make them music videos for free. They saw, from my short films, that I could pull stuff off with no budget, and took me up on it. That’s how my Melvins video came to be – I flipped when Ipecac Records sent me that track! After that I was picked up by Refused TV as a director, and since then I’ve done a lot of vids with the Sargent House record label. This is lucky for me because the label’s mastermind, Cathy Pellow, has assembled a roster of truly great bands.
Whether or not I’m competition with the other directors who make them, modern music videos are very inspiring to me, because due to ever decreasing budgets and fewer “suits” guarding the gates, bands and directors are having to use much more ingenuity and creativity to make music vids, which allows for bolder choices and forces the idea back into the core of the project, instead of relying on a big budget. But, I find inspiration in lots of other places too; paintings, science, photography, films, technology, Taco Bell, my neighbor’s garbage, etc…
BEHN FANNIN: TERA MELOS “FROZEN ZOO”
“Frozen Zoo,” the new video from experimental pop band Tera Melos, explores the bizarro intersection of surrealism and drugs.
Premiering Tuesday on Wired.com, the clip is a worthy follow-up to the Northern California trio’s previous video, “The Skin Surf,” which probed the limits of dork horror. Both weirdly addictive tunes can be found on the band’s latest release, Patagonian Rats, out Tuesday from Sargent House.
Maybe it’s the featureless humanoids romping around banal alleys and pastoral hills, while suspicious eyes in the sky keep watch. Or perhaps it’s the superimposed shots of pills, meat and other de-contextualized imagery flashing across the beings’ blank bodies. Either way, “Frozen Zoo” is a creepy but fun reel, as well as another oddly catchy tune from Tera Melos‘ most accessible full-length yet.
See Also: Directed by Behn Fannin
BEHN FANNIN: TERA MELOS “THE SKIN SURF”
BEHN FANNIN: Good Old War “Glassroom Sessions”
The Sargent House Glass Room Sessions with Good Old War performing live songs from their new Self Titled Album out now.
Director/Camera/Editor: Behn Fannin
2nd Camera: Andy Patch
Production Co: Refused TV
Artist: Good Old War
Tracks: My Own Sinking Ship, I Should Go/ Thinking Of You
Label: Sargent House