MUSIC NEWS - "Last Leaf," the latest video from OK Go, will premiere on November 9th, at the homepage of Myspace.com at 10:30 am EST. The animated clip (check it out below) is a significant departure from OK Go's trademark one-take, live action videos, which have won them numerous honors, including a GRAMMY®, a Webby, and, most recently, UK Video Music Awards for "Best Rock Video" and "Best Video of the Year"for "This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg Machine version)."
The "Last Leaf" project began with a simple question from Samsung marketing executives to OK Go: "What's your next project?" OK Go expressed interest in working with Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad, founders of Serious Business Design, on an animation idea they'd been dreaming up, and after some dialogue, Samsung turned OK Go loose with its latest innovation in premium camera technology, the Samsung NX-100 camera.
Each second of their new video is a sequence of fifteen Samsung NX100 photographs, which OK Go shot with Mazen, Mohammad and a crew of interns. The band then worked closely with Geoff Mcfetridge, founder of Champion Graphics, on the hand-drawn animation. Mcfetridge is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses logos, poetry, animation, graphics, large-scale sculpture, textile and wallpaper, and paintings. His work is in the collection of the SF Museum of Modern Art and has been exhibited internationally, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Biennial and the California Design Biennial. Throughout the process, behind-the-scenes footage was captured with the Samsung camera. More @ www.okgo.net/lastleaf.
OK Go; Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross, is in the midst of a headlining tour, which concludes at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on November 27th. The band will also open for Metric on three Canadian dates this month and play a series of radio station holiday shows in December.
OK GO - FALL 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES-
8 - Fredericton, NB @St. Thomas University-Aitken Center (supporting Metric)
9 - Peterborough, ON @ Trent University-Memorial Center (supporting Metric)
13 - Victoria,BC @University of Victoria-Market Square (supporting Metric)
19 - Santa Barbara, CA @ The Hub @ UC Santa Barbara (headlining)
27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (headlining)
3 - Boston,MA @ Paradise Rock Club (WBOS Radio 92.9's Christmas in Paradise)
5 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (WBRU's Holiday BRU-haha with Neon Trees)
8 - Phoenix, AZ @ KEXX Concert Series @ Gila River Casino with Smashing Pumpkins
11 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Stargazers Theatre (103.9 RXP's Xmas Ball)
13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagle's Ballroom (WLUM's Big Snow Show 5 w/Cake & Switchfoot)