The video for "Lead [Pb]" is a slow, high contrast nod to film noir with intriguing shadow motion, a suspenseful narrative, and a stark black and white aesthetic that reflects the melted twang of the music. The song is from The Dust Engineers' upcoming debut full-length, as yet untitled, slated for release late 2014.
Prior to this song - which began with a recording session that the band won as a reward for being voted Deli Magazine's artist of the month when their Bail EP came out - and the upcoming debut full length, they have released two EPs. They perform regularly in NYC, most recently with a special show at the American Folk Art Museum. Whereas the Bail EP garnered comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. from My Old Kentucky Blog, "Lead [Pb]" shows a softer side of the band and is receiving comparisons to Red House Painters and Cowboy Junkies from Twang Nation, who calls the song, "a high-noon summer sun dappling through a glass of good bourbon."
More info on the director and cinematographer of "Lead [Pb]":
Dan Bowhers, Director
Both a technical and story oriented filmmaker, Dan Bowhers continues to hone a craft that merges traditional film making with modern post production and visual effects. He has directed short films (Fire Pit, This is Don, Le Monkey Chow) a feature (Chicken) and contributed visual effects to a countless number of music videos, commercials and TV shows. He is six feet five inches tall.
Adam Coleman, Cinematographer
A passionate and talented cinematographer, "Lead [Pb]" is one of countless collaborations between Adam Coleman and Bowhers. He has shot for a wide range of clients including DirectTV, the History Channel, Subway and recently Japanese Pop band Peelander-Z. Adam is an Eagle Scout and has french bulldog named Bogart.
More info on the premiering site: TwangNation.com is an Americana / Roots music blog founded by Baron Lane, official Americana social media correspondent for the GRAMMY Awards 2011-14 and Contributor to No Depression and Cowboys & Indians magazine