Showing posts with label Hemmingbirds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hemmingbirds. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hemmingbirds Halloween Fun With Skeleton Video for Mess of Things

Living skeletons make for bad boyfriends (or do they?) in the darkly comic new video for “Mess of Things” by Chicago’s Hemmingbirds.

The clip was directed by Daniel J Clark and written by Megan Green, Joe Kwaczala, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens who also star. They're part of LA’s The Wheel Show, where they've had guests Eddie Pepitone, Martin Starr, Mikal Cronin, Kumail Nanjiani, Todd Glass and Lisa Loeb, and formerly from Chicago where they did The Late Live Show and Creative Control. The troupe also does an online sketch called "Does Dave Know We're Here?" that's on IFC.

Here at ChiIL Live Shows we love to support our locals so check back like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. Click here to learn more about Hemmingbirds on their site.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Chicago’s Hemmingbirds Release “Toxic Noise” Video

“Toxic Noise” appears on the group’s current album, The Vines of Age, and band leader Yoo Soo Kim explains the genesis of the clip:

Before shooting "Toxic Noise," we knew that there was a certain moving energy that the song has, but couldn't quite figure out a story or concept that best conveyed that energy. For a couple months, we were at a loss on what to film for the song, but at a show in Ames, IA, we stumbled on some music video that focused heavily on lights to contrast between different feelings of mellowness and bombast. In a similar way, the quiet verses and loud choruses of "Toxic Noise" paralleled that song. To this day, we honestly have no clue what video we saw, but we commend that forever mysterious video for leading us to our concept. We pitched the idea to Kevin Larson, a director we worked with for our last two videos, and, from there, rented and built different lights to achieve the effect. The setting itself was easier - our keyboardist Ben is the choir director at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, and he was able to let us use the school's auditorium for a day; just enough time to squeeze a music video shoot in.
Check out the band's main site here

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