Thursday, August 26, 2010
[huffingtonpost.com] The new video by Dead Confederate "Run From The Gun" was directed by Scott Carney (who previously directed the "Like A Vibration" video from The Whigs), and incorporates vintage war footage from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. It also incorporates Civil War battle sequences from D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation. It coincides with the release of their new album Sugar (a lighter-toned released than their previous Wrecking Ball) that was recorded by John Agnello who previously worked with acts such as Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and Hold Steady. Songwriting duties for Sugar were handled by bassist Brantley Senn and front man Hardy Morris.
Hardy Morris: "The song was inspired while thinking about our (The United States) mistreatment of Native Americans and it then kind of morphed into a song about other wars and volatile times throughout history. It occurred to me that it would have been beneficial to those people to go back in time and tell them to "run from the gun." I really didn't want the band to be in the video. I just wanted it to be real footage from real conflicts. History gets glamorized and even though the song sounds kind of light and upbeat, I wanted the imagery to be rather dark and, more importantly, real. Our friend Scott Carney of the Louisville, KY band Wax Fang did a great job of finding and editing the footage"
Posted by Dan Goldin at 10:28 PM