(Photo credit: Raymond Flotat)
Failure released a music video for the song, “Counterfeit Sky,” which is taken from their album The Heart Is A Monster.
“Counterfeit Sky” premiered online through Pitchfork on the 8th of October.
How did this eye-catching space and sci-fi clip come to be?
“The video was created by visual effects specialist Kevin Margo with footage from his award-winning short film, ‘Grounded,” Failure frontman Ken Andrews explained in a press release. And, the same release notes that Andrews took on the task of creating the film’s original score.
The “Counterfeit Sky” video opens with a shot looking down at one planet and over at another, as a series of rather ominous sounding electric guitar riffs play, and some other space objects fly into the frame of the opening shot. Then, there is a jump cut, along with an angle change, and the viewers find themselves looking at pieces of some type of burning wreckage that came to rest on a dust-covered planetary landscape.
Next, it is revealed that there were two astronauts onboard the craft, but only one survived the crash. To see what else the lone survivor faces, check out the video, below.
And, on a related note, Failure is currently on tour with guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, who recently rejoined the band. Check out the dates, below.
Failure Fall Tour Dates 2015
[Tour Dates Key: an * next to a venue are dates with Hum and Torche
** are with Torche, *** are with Local H, **** are with Trail of the Dead and Local H, # are with Refused.]
Oct. 09: Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *
Oct. 10: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
Oct. 11: Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
Oct. 13: Norfolk, VA – Norva **
Oct. 14: New York, NY – FLOODfest (CMJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 15: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre **
Oct. 17: St. Louis, MO – The Firebird ***
Oct. 19: Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad ***
Oct. 20: Tucson, AZ – The Rock ***
Oct. 21: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ***
Oct. 22: Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club ***
Oct. 24: Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst ***
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Oct. 27: Los Angeles, CA – The Regent ****
Oct. 28: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ****
Oct. 29: San Diego, CA – The Music Box ****
Dec. 01: Paris, France – Trianon #
Dec. 03: Antwerp, Belgium – Trix #
Dec. 04: Weisbaden, Germany – Schlachtof #
Dec. 05: Hamburg, Germany – Docks #
Jan. 23: Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave
Jan. 24: Sydney, NSW – Soundwave
Jan. 26: Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave