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    Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:31:55

    Kill Hannah Debuts "Promise Me" Video - Watch it now

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    • Kill Hannah - LIPS LIKE MORPHINE

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    Check out Kill Hannah's new video for "Promise Me" right here, right now! Singer Mat Devine is moonlighting with a pretty controversial gig in that it's controversial because the production has been fraught with problems and accidents! Devine is starring in Spider Man – Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway musical featuring music by U2's Bono and The Edge.

    Mat Devine - Broadway star! Kill Hannah fans should certainly try and check out their anti-hero's other gig!

    But back to the important point at hand here! Watch Kill Hannah's new video for "Promise Me" now!

    Mat wrote a statement about the song and video. Here it is: "'Promise Me' is the most honest, deeply personal song we have ever released. Stylistically, it doesn't fit anywhere on the album, so we put on LAST. It has no drumbeat, no guitar, no bass, and no bombastic 'radio-friendly' chorus. It's sparse and eerie and sad."

    "It was the LAST track anyone at the label ever thought could be a 'single.' The fans, though, have REFUSED to let it go unnoticed. In the months since Wake Up the Sleepers was released, we've received more heartfelt feedback, worldwide, about 'Promise Me' than ANY other song on the record."

    "Many people who only know Kill Hannah from songs like 'Lips Like Morphine' or 'Kennedy' may not realize that the band formed in a college dorm room over a decade ago. At that time, all we had was a tiny core of weird fans, and access to the gear in the Film Dept at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago."

    "Before we were ever concerned with the politics of record labels, radio or touring, we were recording 10-minute shoegazer-y sound 'pieces' and cutting them to grainy, independent art films on Super8. Not only do we look back on those days with a lot of pride, but after 7 years of relentless international touring, we found ourselves NEEDING to get back to that simpler, uncorrupted state of mind."

    "'Promise' Me became the perfect excuse." "There was only one problem: The label refused to fund a video. 'It doesn't make sense… commercially.'" "We hung up the phone and called in every favor we possibly could. We assembled a large crew of Chicago's most talented, pyromaniac friends to donate their time-- And over the course of 48 hours we marched all over the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city… without permits."

    "So, in the end, not only is this my favorite Kill Hannah video for my favorite Kill Hannah song, but it has also become a SYMBOL-- for how, without any help from the 'music industry,' good people can get together and pull off a wild achievement. "

    "Thank you to all in Chicago who got involved; Those who got cut and bruised and burned, for the sake of friendship…"

    "AND, most of all, THANK YOU to the fans… For reminding us WHO WE ARE, and for refusing to let us take the most predictable path."

    "Audaci Favet Fortuna"

    Xo
    Mat



    What did you think of the Kill Hannah video for "Promise Me?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.19.11




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