Thursday, 3 January 2008

Ed Video To Debut 7th January, Matt Plays Flood Benefit

From TenClub:

Singer/songwriter Eddie Vedder appears for the first time as a solo artist in a music video for the Critics Choice, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated song "Guaranteed" from the Sean Penn-directed motion picture Into the Wild.

The video, directed by critically-acclaimed writer/director Marc Rocco (Murder in the First and Where the Day Takes You) premieres January 7th at 6:00 a.m. EST on VH1 and

Video repeats will air throughout the morning hours and online leading up to VH1's live telecast of the 13th Annual Critics Choice Awards at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Feature film writer/director Marc Rocco conceived, directed and produced the video for "Guaranteed" in just a few days - and shot the project entirely on 35 mm film in three hours - as a way for the typically video-shy Vedder to pay tribute to Sean Penn's film and Chris McCandless's journey. The video uses a series of floating, illuminated images from Into the Wild to capture Vedder's intimate and poetic performance, weaving striking silhouettes of Vedder with translit still frames from the film in a powerful and simple way.
"To me, Eddie is the most compelling musical artist of our generation," explains Rocco. "His songwriting pounds you on a visceral level and his storytelling always stands apart in the same way a great film does - each time you hear his words, they engender a different experience in your heart, soul and mind."
"It has been a privilege and honor to collaborate with Eddie in a medium that he so rarely visits. I hope that I've portrayed visually the song 'Guaranteed' in a way that leaves the viewer as emotionally moved as I was the first time I heard Eddie's music for Into the Wild."


Epidemic Music & American Music Presents FLOOD WATCH! A Benefit for the Flood Victims in Central WA at The Showbox Market, 1426 1st Ave Seattle WA 98101, on January 26th. The performance will feature Harrybu McCage (feat: Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam & Soundgarden), Iris I, Surface Tension, and Windowpane.

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