Leftöver Crack debut new video for "Bedbugs & Beyond"
Noisey is premiering a brand new Leftöver Crack video for the song “Bedbugs & Beyond,” off their latest full-length, Constructs of the State. Directed by Jak Kerley of Shabby Pictures, this video revisits one of the most terrifying TV finales ever (True Detective). Check them out this Saturday at Punk Rock Bowling or on their upcoming tour that kicks off next month. Dates and info here! Now, read what vocalist Sturgeon had to say about filming the video below:
“Bedbugs & Beyond” was one of the best video-making experiences for us. We had the kick-off show for our southern to southwestern tour of the U.S. on New Years Eve, 2016, in New Orleans with Days n Daze & All Torn Up!. I had seen Jak Kerley & Shibby pictures work because of the amazing videos that he had shot for Days N Daze (“Misanthropic Drunken Loner”, “Post Party Depression” amongst others). I knew that if we could access the Fort Macomb ruins (I really loved their use in the first season of True Detective), then Jak would have a field day with his cinematography style. So, we took a stab at being “True Detectives” ourselves & shot all day with an emphasis on the abandoned structures. The weather was perfectly spooky & overcast, but soon as it got dark, there was a torrential downpour & getting everybody, the video gear, lights, instruments & the many dogs of Days n Daze out through a pitch dark labyrinth of brick hallways, scalable fences & walls replete with slick muddy foot holds & rusty barbed wire eventually to swing out of the trespassing zone was no small feat in it’self. After all was said & done with the bands regrouping over at Siberia, where our show was, the only person left behind was Jak, the director. Luckily, we got back in time to rescue him & more importantly, the footage for the video.
The live footage was filmed a few “Daze” later in Houston, TX & happily, the crowd was going the fuck off (not always the case). The end result is one of my favorite videos for any song that I’ve been involved with. The song features our newest band member Kate Coysh who is prominently featured in the video as well. The song is about embracing a liberated albeit often dangerous lifestyle so much that many negative pitfalls seem to be cherished & often romanticized. Especially the depressing trend of death that permeates our culture & existence as squatters, marginalized homeless travelers & drug users.