Hansen is explaining how he shot the band's new video for "Scars," a song from their self-titled debut album released in 2006. "I intended for it to be one-shot, single-edit video," he says, drawing inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film Rope, which featured long, uninterrupted shots in its examination of a premeditated murder and its immediate aftermath. "That is what I am going for there," says Hansen.
The song came after the video, he explained, which was started more than a year ago. "When we had a good version of 'Scars' done," he says, "it fit perfectly with the video." Utilizing fake blood packets along with cutlery and a sink, it took several takes to get the sequence right. "It's still not perfect, but I like it well enough," says Hansen.
This music video follows below.
"It's kind of a happy coincidence that the song worked out so close to what the video is," Hansen concludes. Also available for viewing is a live recording of National Beekeepers Society performing "Funeral Procession" at the King Club on April 21, 2007.
Following a solo show at The Klinic tonight (Friday, June 8) by Whetro -- performing as Icarus Himself -- National Beekeepers Society will returning to stage together for a concert at the King Club alongside Sleeping in the Aviary, Sunshine for the Blind, and Cribshitter on Friday, June 29.