KEVIN DEVINE ‘BUBBLEGUM’: “THOSE COOL LITTLE ASPECTS OF THE MAIN STREET…”
Check out Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band’s video for the rather great ‘Bubblegum’, taken from the album of the same name, released October 14th through Big Scary Monsters.
Kevin says: “Daniel Ralston came up the concept and directed, and we shot it on and around a repair shop his family own in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Those cool little aspects of the main Street area – the stationary tank, the inflatable karate kid – those were just all there, as was the park and ride lot where went guerilla to flyer cars and, later, fake slice up their tires. If you see your car here, surprise! And thanks you.
Carey Brandenburg plays the pregnant wife heroically, Lisa Kleinman nails the disinterested flyer recipient at the bus stop, and Casey Jost shot/edited with great feel and style.
Daniel put his real phone number on the excellent flyers his wife Mollie Komins made for the shoot, which we Instagrammed, maybe a little thoughtlessly, as we got about a half-dozen calls that day inquiring about our prices.
Daniel handled it like a champ, with good humor. The whole shoot was fun, smooth, felt comfortable and creative and simple, and I think matches some of the misfit energy of the song and the album.”
Tue 4th Feb 2014 The Lexington, London
Wed 5th Feb 2014 Louisianna, Bristol
Thu 6th Feb 2014 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Fri 7th Feb 2014 Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow
Photo by Ninelle Efremova