Gone Is Gone have released the weird and wonderful video for Echolocation, the title track from their debut album.
Speaking about video, vocalist and bassist Troy Sanders said: “The video is inspired by Gibsonton, Florida, the famous wintering and retirement home of traveling sideshow carnies.
“That’s the backdrop for this cautionary tale about two punks out on an adventure ride. Through a series of events, the mischievous energy they exert returns full circle, eventually leading to their own demise.”
Echolocation stars two members of Gone Is Gone, Sanders himself and Mike Zarin and was made by Newmerica Media.
“Troy came up with the initial concept,” explained director Bryan Bankovich, “then we met with him for deviled eggs and whiskey to refine his vision.”
The debut album is out via Rise Records/Black Dune Records and went straight into Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart in third place.
Gone Is Gone were formed by Zarin and Tony Hajjar from At The Drive-In fame and they’ve done sound for projects as diverse as Netflix smash hit Stranger Things as well as box office monsters like Inception.
Zarin and Hajjar then brought in Troy Van Leeuwen, who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Meta as well as Sanders from Mastodon.
Talking about what makes the group so unique, Zarin said: “We’re not beholden to record/tour/record/tour. For us it’s write/record/experiment/write/record/experiment.
“We’re laying the groundwork to do different things. Whether it’s scoring a film, or just creating a tool kit for a filmmaker to use within their film, or an interactive experience.
“There are a lot of music artists that work with visual artists in a gallery space where they have audio and visuals connected. And we want to bring that with everything we do.”