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    Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:27:16

    Watch Middle Class Rut's "Dead Eye" Video - It was filmed in Alaska!

    Middle Class Rut have released their new video for the song "Dead Eye."

    Before you watch, here's some intel.

    It was shot guerrilla-style in Anchorage, Alaska, with director Lance Drake. "Roughing it" took on new meaning for vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez, vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham and Drake, as they were forced to work through freezing rain and howling winds, while surviving barreling locomotives and various run-ins with the local authorities.

    Yikes! Sounds scary and exciting.

    "When it comes to videos, we don't really look at treatments," says Stockham. "Our very good friend and director extraordinaire, Lance Drake, just says one word, and it's all we need to hear. This time, that word was 'Alaska.'

    They really have faith in Drake!

    He continued, "We're big on vibe and relying on imagery that supports the emotion of the song to define the video. The ‘concept' for this one is that we're traveling across Alaska, maybe between shows, maybe between jobs, doesn't really matter. That's about as specific as we got with Lance in the conversations leading up to the shoot. He spent a couple of days in and around Anchorage before we showed up, scouting various locations and trying to come up with a road map for the shoot. But the plan was loose."

    Furthermore, Stockham continued, "The biggest challenge with this video was trying to fit everything into four-and-a-half minutes. We just couldn't get away from the amazing beauty and the 360 degrees of humbling awesomeness all around us. It went on forever and I felt lucky to have taken it all on."

    With all that in mind, watch the video below.

    Did you dig the new Middle Class Rut clip?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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