MONSTER MAGNET DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR "THE DUKE"
2013 saw the release of MONSTER MAGNET's latest album Last Patrol. Now comes Milking the Stars a reimagining of Last Patrol.Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrol has become a staple in the MONSTER MAGNET discography.
Milking the Stars will be released November 17th on Napalm Records. "Milking the Stars is a "re-imagined" version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks. Today MONSTER MAGNET releases a video for the song "The Duke". The band worked with acclaimed director Phil Mucci (Pig Destroyer, Opeth, Stone Sour) on the video and today it is receiving its exclusive premiere today below...
Wyndorf about the video:
"When I was a kid I'd sit in my room with my eyes closed, listening to albums and dreaming up spectacular images and stories to go along with the music. Ah, nothing beats youthful imagination.
Fast forward to today and MONSTER MAGNET has done plenty of music videos and try as I have, none of them ever replicated that particular hallucinatory fever that gripped me when I was young. That is until now. Phil Mucci has captured the 'science fiction noir' elements of Last Patrol and Milking The Stars and mainlined them into 'The Duke'. And I didn't have to do anything but provide the music and make a few notes. Oh, and have a few (extremely enjoyable) conversations with him on the phone.
Mr. Mucci gets it. And the fact he's so talented means we all get to enjoy this bad-ass piece of 'fever dream pulp cinema'. Something tells me Phil used to listen to albums with his eyes closed when he was a kid too!
Dave Wyndorf describes Milking the Stars:
"This was a happy experiment for me. It's not a re-mix record by the current definition. It's more like Last Patrol in a 'what if?' style alternate reality.
'What if these songs were recorded in 1968?' 'What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?" How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?" These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.