Exclusive Video Premiere: Marching Band, "Have Patience"
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:12:43
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Marching Band to premiere their video for "Have Patience" from So Much Imagine.
You don't need any patience, since you can watch the video immediately.
But before you do, the band weighed in, offering some insight.
"The video was shot during our Japan tour this January," the band's Jacob Lind said. "Almost all of the cities we went to are in the movie. I (Jacob) fanatically looked for shots together with Benjamin (the actor and Marching Band's lead guitarist) to the annoyance of everyone else. A lot of times we were sightseeing and I found a good shot and told everyone to get out the way so it could be only Benjamin in the shoot. At one time, he said he had never had this much attention from me in his whole life (and his sister was my Sunday school teacher). I used to tell the audiences that we were making a music video. It was about Benjamin - in Japan. That's all. And I tried to make the audiences look sad for the video so I could include them but they didn't manage to not laugh."
"The subway scenes and scenes from the electric/computer games shops are from Tokyo," said Eric Sunbring of Marching Band. "The computer game shop is a real nerd heaven called Super Potato in Akihabara electric district (www.superpotato.com). Also the scene at the Shinto shrine is in Tokyo. The drive where we pass Mount Fuji is when we're going up to the mountain town of Matsumoto in the Japanese Alps, where the oldest castle of Japan is. Unfortunately I couldn't bring the camera in when we bathed in the hot springs. The party scene where Benjamin talks to a woman in a green skirt is also from a great after party in Matsumoto. The huge wall and gravel roads are outside the former emperor's palace in Kyoto, and the last scenes are from the club Urbanguild where we played the last night. The band in that scene is My Letter - an amazing band from Kyoto who played Sonic Youth-esque Japanese rock (http://myletterkyoto.tumblr.com). Best band I've heard in a long while! Jacob edited it on the plane on our way back to Sweden feeling very nostalgic already."
Other intel about the record -- it boasts 21 tracks, all self-produced.
Did you dig this video for "Have Patience?"