This Friday we release our very first long player of 2019, marking the return of Night Beats and their fourth album ‘Myth Of A Man.’
Today, the band have a release the video for their current single ‘One Thing’. The video was shot in and around Los Angeles.
Director Laura-Lynn Petrick said:
“One Thing embodies the dissatisfaction of today’s generation. The film is rich with the alluring temptations Los Angeles has to offer. I find L.A is immortal – it has so many classic locations, straight out of my dreams – it is the perfect location for this film. In the film Danny is looking for a way to soothe his hedonistic desires… almost an unattainable goal. The frustration, desire for stimulation and dissatisfaction, in the city of dreams are all things dealt with in this film. I was inspired by P.T.A’s films, Wim Wenders film and B-films from the 70’s in the making of the film.”
Danny from Night Beats added:
“With Laura-Lynn as my partner in crime we explored the underbelly city of Los Angeles. We hit up casinos, strip clubs and motels to capture the essence of debauchery and the illusion of decadence of Hollywood. ‘One thing’ explores the charade of rock stardom and its lonely path.”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, ‘Myth Of A Man’ is an album that holds its own next to the classics, less of the bloodshot acid trip of Sonic Bloom (2013) and Who Sold My Generation (2016) here, Blackwell has recalibrated them, slowed them down just enough and allowed them the space to breathe and exist as something new. It’s the same book, just a different chapter.
Written during a particularly destructive period for the band, the album is populated by fallen angels, blood-sucking wanderers, and vindictive lovers—sketches of people the band has surely come across during their cosmic roving through the underground—but the character most present is Blackwell, himself. “Myth Of A Man can be summed up as a personal display of vulnerability and guilty conscience,” he explains, “Destroying the mythos of what it means to live and function in society.” With its bold steps forward, Myth Of A Man serves as both a takedown and reintroduction of the band as we know it—the strongest evidence that you’ll never be able to pin Night Beats down.
While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texas roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock headtrip of past albums—Myth Of A Man has him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.
It was there that he worked with the eminent Dan Auerbach, and a murderer’s row of battle-worn session musicians—the combined weight of experience that comes from working with every legend from Aretha Franklin to Elvis not lost on Blackwell. “I was just humbled by being accepted,” he explains, “Big hearts all around.”
‘Myth Of A Man’ is released on Friday and the band head out on tour in Europe next month.
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