Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Speaking of Videos

This is our video for the song "Darkhorse". We had nothing to do with it (Kris Lefcoe directed it), so I'm allowed to say that it's totally amazing. We actually have the little versions of ourselves and our tiny instruments, so my dream of being made into an action figure has basically come true already.

Monday, August 25, 2008

From the Archives - Volume Four

Way back in 2004 we did our first music video. It's for the song "Understanding the New Violence". Derrick Beckles, of Street Carnage fame, made it for us in the apartment he and I used to share.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

From the Archives - Volume Three

I unearthed a few demos that we've done. This is the first time that anyone outside of the band will have heard them. Enjoy!

This first one is of "Buried With Friends", from Those Who Were Hung Hang Here, our first record. We recorded it live in our jam space in early 2004. It's one of the very first recordings of us playing together (I think we demoed three or four songs that night).

The second is a demo of "Hideaway" from Modern Currencies. All in all, it's pretty similar to the final version, but a bit faster, less layered and missing Melissa Auf Der Maur's awesome backup vocals.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cravefest Video Awards - Post Mortem

I mentioned a couple of days ago that we were presenting at the Cravefest Video Awards. Well, we did.

It was a fine experience all around -- lots of booze drinks that we didn’t have to pay for and really nice people running the show -- but I did spend a lot of time being confused about what was going on. It was sort of how I imagine presenting an award for MTV Bulgaria would feel. Everyone else seemed to be in on it, but I didn’t speak the language.

Anyhow, I meant to bring my camera, but didn’t, so I only took a couple of photos backstage (which I dubbed the Dave Navarro Lounge) with my phone. They served Rockstar Energy Drink, obviously.

From the Archives - Volume Two

This is a video of us playing "Understanding the New Violence" live at the Mod Club when we opened for Metric back in 2005. As you can tell, we were still all about playing in almost total darkness. Jeff Harris filmed it. Thanks Jeff!

Monday, August 18, 2008

From the Archives - Volume One

I've recently realized that there is a shit-ton of Uncut stuff -- pictures, demos, videos and more -- from the past five years (?!?!) that's never seen the light of day (technically, the light of someone else's monitor).

So here is From the Archives - Volume One, for your viewing pleasure. I'll be doing a bunch more of these in the future.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cravefest Awards

Although we're not up for an award, we're going to present one to someone else at the Cravefest Video Awards, Sunday night at Bolgia 10 of the Eighth Circle of Hell, aka Tattoo Rock Parlour.

Speaking of Cravefest, we did an interview with them once and they had Jon chop a keyboard in half with a samurai sword. Jon gets all clever with a Highlander quote. Watch the footage below.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Japan - Leftover Photos

These are just a bunch of photos that I liked, but didn't get used in the tour diary. Enjoy!