Rather than put out a music video in support of The Few and the Far Between, Vanna have decided to release an entire film made up of music videos for each track. The coming-of-age saga, aptly titled The Few and the Far Between: The Movie, follows the themes explored on the album. Head to the replies to watch the first chapter, which is set to the first two tracks, “The Few and the Far Between” and “The Lost Art of Staying Alive.” Check every Friday, as ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET will be premiering all ten parts to reveal the complete narrative.
Director and Vanna bass player, Shawn Marquis had the following to say about the project:
When picking songs off a new album to highlight as singles or videos, for bands it’s much like parents with multiple children trying to pick a favorite. Ideally, you’ve put so much love and work into each one and don’t want to leave any behind or give less attention to each. We are so proud of all of our “children” on our latest album “The Few and the Far Between” that we wanted to figure out a way to highlight each song, just as important and meaningful as the last. Toying with the idea of shooting a video for every song, the idea to make a movie was born. This fictional narrative follows characters through a storyline where each scene touches on ideas and subjects expressed in each song in the same order of the album track listing. In sort of a Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” meets The Wizard of Oz, the only soundtrack for the movie is the music of the album while the action plays out accordingly (with subtitles for dialogue). Though the movie is influenced by such coming-of-age movies as Stand By Me, The Goonies, and Less Than Zero, the characters and problems are derived from our own lives, as well as the stories of our close friends and fans we’ve met in our travels. This is very much OUR project, shot and produced by us with only help from our friends, behind the scenes and in front of the camera (none are trained actors) which we have created for YOU.
Each Friday, we will release a new video for a song on the album until the story is finished. Our hope is that some of you out there can relate to something in these stories and know that if you are experiencing or have experienced similar problems in your life, you are not alone. We are just like you and experience this life the same way and are looking to connect with others out there. We are the few and the far between, but together we find acceptance.
Enjoy the movie!
The Few and the Far Between is the band’s second full length album for Artery Recordings /Razor & Tie and was produced by Jay Maas and recorded at Getaway Recordings in Boston (Haverhill) Massachusetts. Maas also produced Vanna’s first Artery Recordings release, the 2010 EP The Honest Hearts.
Vanna released And They Came Baring Bones (Artery Recordings /Razor & Tie) in the summer of 2011 to critical and commercial success. And They Came Baring Bones debuted at #8 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #22 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart. Alternative Press raved “Vanna could be well on their way to the pinnacle of hardcore success” while AbsolutePunk.net touted “And They Came Baring Bones is without a doubt Vanna’s best effort to date.”
VANNA TOUR DATES:
August 10 – 3065 Live – Wareham, MA
August 11 – The Met Cafe – Pawtucket, RI
September 11 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
September 12 – Quebec City, Quebec – Agitee
September 13 – Montreal, Quebec – Underworld
September 14 – Kitchener, Ontario – Koi Fest
September 15 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
September 16 – Poukeepsie, NY – The Loft
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- photos: Vanna live at South By So What 2015 Photo Credit: Harley Hughes HHM