Behind the Video: Midnight Spin's Trigger Finger Itch

12/23/2010
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Today Midnight Spin tells us the story behind their hilarious new video for "Trigger Finger Itch." It's like the Usual Suspects for breakfast...or Reno 911 on mushrooms. Here you go!

With a few exceptions every now and again, rock bands tend to make really serious videos. No smiles, big amps, skinny jeans, then add some smoke and a handful of angst-ridden singing and you've got the recipe down perfectly. For our most recent video we went to Comedy Central studios, and replaced the angst with ridiculousness, and instead of smoke and skinny jeans we had sugary cereal and crazy costumes.

The concept for the video was inspired by some really cool graffiti in our neighborhood in Brooklyn entitled "Cereal Killers" that shows all of the famous cereal mascots holding guns, grenades, and generally ready to commit some crimes. In the video we are dressed as our favorite cereal mascots, running through the city dealing drugs (baggies of cereal) and getting busted by the cops throughout. It's like the Usual Suspects for breakfast...or Reno 911 on mushrooms.

Not only were we the cereal mascots, but we also played the cops...and there is nothing more hilarious or illegal than running down the streets of New York City wearing a fake mustache and a police uniform, chasing your drummer Danny in a tiger costume. I also enjoyed driving a car with a camera mounted on it, whipping around a corner and throwing Mike our lead singer in a bunny costume onto the hood of the car and handcuffing him. Needless to say, we got quite a bit of attention from people walking by. This video was a blast to make...a very bizarre two days of shooting. We have a behind the scenes look at making the video on our YouTube page so you can see the stupidity that went down.

We hope everyone enjoys the video, shares it with some friends, and keeps up to date with Midnight Spin news. After we play our big New Years Eve show with The Walkmen in DC we will be hitting the studio and have a whole mess of new music that will be released in 2011. It's been a great year for our band and we want to thank Antimusic for continuing to spread the word about Midnight Spin.

Now that you know the story behind this video, you can watch it for yourself right here!

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