At The Drive In Release New Video for Call Broken Arrow

Continuing to build on the feverish momentum of their new album in • ter a • li • a, released May 5th on Rise Records, At The Drive In have unveiled the new video for “Call Broken Arrow.”

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Directed by Rob Shaw, “Call Broken Arrow” acts as the prequel to the video for “Hostage Stamps”, as it unfolds a story of a previously seen prisoner and faceless captors—with an eerie appearance by mechanized spiders. Using the same intricate mix of digital and stop-motion animation, the video for “Call Broken Arrow” gives viewers a closer look behind the man’s reason for imprisonment, as Rob Shaw explains:

“In ‘Hostage Stamps,’ we have a prisoner being tortured and monitored by some sort of authoritarian organization. The guys wanted to show why he was imprisoned, as well as cast doubt over his innocence. It’s funny how in stories, especially film stories, you tend to sympathize with whoever you spend time with. When you watch someone being mistreated, the assumption is that person is the victim. ‘Call Broken Arrow’ is in part about illustrating the prisoner’s culpability, but even that is in doubt as we see the Watcher character who follows him around slipping something in his drink at the end.”

The striking animation featured in “Call Broken Arrow” utilized what Shaw describes as an “old film technique approach”—the team used rotating buildings, sliding clouds and in-camera practical effects to create an immersive world for the viewer.

At The Drive In return to the UK this coming August Bank Holiday weekend for their hugely-anticipated set on the mainstage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, before returning in November for an arena tour with Royal Blood.

Catch the band live at the following dates:
SAT 26 AUGUST – READING FESTIVAL 2017 – READING
SUN 27 AUGUST – LEEDS FESTIVAL 2017 – LEEDS
MON 13 NOVEMBER – MOTORPOINT ARENA CARDIFF – CARDIFF
TUE 14 NOVEMBER – RIVERMEAD LEISURE COMPLEX – READING
THU 16 NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER ARENA – MANCHESTER
FRI 17 NOVEMBER – FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LEEDS
SAT 18 NOVEMBER – BARCLAYCARD ARENA – BIRMINGHAM
MON 20 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
TUE 21 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
WED 22 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
FRI 24 NOVEMBER – THE SSE HYDRO – GLASGOW
SAT 25 NOVEMBER – MOTORPOINT ARENA NOTTINGHAM – NOTTINGHAM
SUN 26 NOVEMBER – 3ARENA – DUBLIN, IRELAND
TUE 28 NOVEMBER – BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (BIC) – BOURNEMOUTH
WED 29 NOVEMBER – BRIGHTON CENTRE – BRIGHTON

Continuing to build on the feverish momentum of their new album in • ter a • li • a, released May 5th on Rise Records, At The Drive In have unveiled the new video for “Call Broken Arrow.”

Directed by Rob Shaw, “Call Broken Arrow” acts as the prequel to the video for “Hostage Stamps”, as it unfolds a story of a previously seen prisoner and faceless captors—with an eerie appearance by mechanized spiders. Using the same intricate mix of digital and stop-motion animation, the video for “Call Broken Arrow” gives viewers a closer look behind the man’s reason for imprisonment, as Rob Shaw explains:

“In ‘Hostage Stamps,’ we have a prisoner being tortured and monitored by some sort of authoritarian organization. The guys wanted to show why he was imprisoned, as well as cast doubt over his innocence. It’s funny how in stories, especially film stories, you tend to sympathize with whoever you spend time with. When you watch someone being mistreated, the assumption is that person is the victim. ‘Call Broken Arrow’ is in part about illustrating the prisoner’s culpability, but even that is in doubt as we see the Watcher character who follows him around slipping something in his drink at the end.”

The striking animation featured in “Call Broken Arrow” utilized what Shaw describes as an “old film technique approach”—the team used rotating buildings, sliding clouds and in-camera practical effects to create an immersive world for the viewer.

At The Drive In return to the UK this coming August Bank Holiday weekend for their hugely-anticipated set on the mainstage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, before returning in November for an arena tour with Royal Blood.

Catch the band live at the following dates:
SAT 26 AUGUST – READING FESTIVAL 2017 – READING
SUN 27 AUGUST – LEEDS FESTIVAL 2017 – LEEDS
MON 13 NOVEMBER – MOTORPOINT ARENA CARDIFF – CARDIFF
TUE 14 NOVEMBER – RIVERMEAD LEISURE COMPLEX – READING
THU 16 NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER ARENA – MANCHESTER
FRI 17 NOVEMBER – FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LEEDS
SAT 18 NOVEMBER – BARCLAYCARD ARENA – BIRMINGHAM
MON 20 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
TUE 21 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
WED 22 NOVEMBER – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON
FRI 24 NOVEMBER – THE SSE HYDRO – GLASGOW
SAT 25 NOVEMBER – MOTORPOINT ARENA NOTTINGHAM – NOTTINGHAM
SUN 26 NOVEMBER – 3ARENA – DUBLIN, IRELAND
TUE 28 NOVEMBER – BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (BIC) – BOURNEMOUTH
WED 29 NOVEMBER – BRIGHTON CENTRE – BRIGHTON

Source: Music and Riots