To keep our feet on the ground, our soul in the right directions and our latest evening in shape, the missisipi’s indie band ILLLs has released its debut video and that is about what we needed right now ! Flirting with the most contemporary understanding of indie songwriting and arrangement, the duo has found its sound and style through the suburbian nights of small coffee shops and hopes for bigger gigs. Giving a fresh impulse to an mainstream indie style, the Illls might be just what we’d like to hear live.
“The video was shot in our home town of Oxford, MS. We were originally working with a “real” director but he was trying make us do a bunch of stupid shit we didn’t want to do, so we basically just told him to fuck off. We rented a camera from the local university and got two of our friends (who have never really worked in film before) to just help us shoot an idea we had. We shot the scenes of us playing live out in our friend’s art storage space, called “The Roost.” She is the former mayor of Taylor, MS and an artist named Jane Rule. She has all kinds of weird and naturally psychedelic stuff out there. For the other parts of the video, we really did just walk through a grocery store, bought a bunch of nasty food, cooked it all together and ate it. There should probably be more of the aftermath of us eating the food in the video because were were gagging and throwing up for about 30 minutes afterwards. It was disgusting.