Think a xylophone can’t be rocked? Watch Walk Off The Earth’s new video for their original track “Red Hands,” and think again. The indie act from Canada first gained mainstream notoriety for their wildly popular cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” during which all five members play one guitar, and more clever covers and videos, relentless touring, and multiple festival appearances, including a stop at Lollapalooza this summer, have continued to grow the band’s loyal fanbase.
The video for “Red Hands” was directed by Ellis Bahl and shot in a single take in a warehouse in LA. To achive the final effect of jumping through time, the band had to perform the song out of order and at different speeds. Bahl explains, “We shot it on a steady-cam and walked backwards down the whole hallway with the band walking forwards performing the out of order song towards the camera. We only had enough supplies/daylight for ten takes and finally got it on the last one. It was really scary, but the payoff was immense.”
“Red Hands” is one of four tracks on Walk Off The Earth’s R.E.V.O. EP, and while I’ve long appreciated the band’s covers and cool videos, I’d never really been a fan of any of their original tracks until this one. Plus the video is just amazing, so check it out, and be sure to catch Walk Off The Earth on one of their upcoming headlining tour dates, including a stop at the Troubadour on November 30th.
Walk Off The Earth Headlining Tour Dates:
11-06 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11-07 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater
11-08 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11-09 – Orlando, FL – The Social
11-10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11-26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
11-28 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11-29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11-30 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
12-01 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater
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