The Whiskey Saints Dive Head First Into the Self Shot Video World with ‘Green Light’
It was only last week that I featured a post on Hamilton’s Drew Smith and the video for his stellar track, Love Teeth. It pleases me to no end to see momentum gathering behind the song, including Gilles LeBlanc’s (aka the ROCKthusiast) write-up on the tune today over at ‘professional music geek’ Alan Cross’ site. For those of you who might be out of the loop as far as the Canadian music scene goes, allow me to be the first to tell you this is a big deal. Gilles is a dyed in the wool music lover and great writer, and Alan has been the go-to guy across all media platforms for getting phenomenal music into the ears of the masses for as long as I can remember. If you haven’t already, check out both Gilles and Alan, and be prepared to make a shopping list of albums you’re going to want to pick up afterwards.
And now for the meat and potatoes of today’s post, which shines the spotlight on a band that has already graced these virtual pages once before. At the time, I did a feature on The Whiskey Saints and the video for their song With the Lights On. This time around the Saints are back with another tasty tune, Green Light, off their newest album 24 Hours. The big difference now is The Whiskey Saints took the reins on the video to go along with Green Light, the story of which was inspired by, according to the band, “…codeine cough syrup and bizarre art films.” The group handled all of the production duties of the shoot, with guitarist David Bloomfield manning the megaphone in the director’s chair. Although the group has a few videos to their credit already (with real directors and crews pressing the buttons on all the gear), besides the promo spots they filmed for their Kickstarter campaign this is their first foray into the world of real live music video making. There was a bit of a learning curve for the band as far as the pros and cons of the do-it-yourself video shoot goes, including discovering that unrefrigerated tuna fish sandwiches and 90 degree heat are never a good combination, and if you’re going to shoot in the desert, water is always a good thing to have around. Lots and lots of it. And as their previously mentioned influences might have already alluded to, it’s a very interesting tale being told in Green Light. Pig Man, Death, and a limo driver in desperate need of a good dental plan all make appearances. Check out the video below, and underneath that you’ll see where you can find The Whiskey Saints all around the net…if you dare.