SR-71 Shoots Beatles-Inspired Video For "Right Now"

After earning its wings on the Baltimore music scene, newcomers SR-71 have taken off with a hit single, "Right Now," and have completed a video for the song with directorial svengali Marcos Siega.

Siega is the man behind such recent videos as Blink-182's "All The Small Things," 311's "Flowing," and Papa Roach's "Last Resort," as well as Eve 6's forthcoming "Promise" clip (see "Eve 6 Prepares To Shoot 'Promise' Video").

SR-71 is currently out opening for Nine Days, and band frontman Mitch Allen and bassist Jeff Reid recently chatted with MTV News about the "Right Now" clip, which they said was based upon a certain cinematic classic featuring the Fab Four.

"We just shot the video, actually," Reid said. "We shot it two weeks ago in L.A."


we can't wait to see it on MTV," Allan added.

"They're in the process of editing it now," Reid continued.

"Marcos Siega did it, and he is amazing," Allan said. "We saw the raw footage."

"It's a fun video," commented Reid.

"Basically we remade 'A Hard Day's Night' by The Beatles," Allan said.

"But a new and modern twist on it," Reid interjected.


very modern. It's in color, for one," Allan said,

laughing. "But [Siega] does amazing live stuff, so we cut the story around a live performance, and everybody just looks so animated and happy and awesome in the video.

"He's a great cinematographer, and basically he threw us on a stage, a really cool stage, and said, 'Guys, do your thing.' He put some fans around us, and we're playing our hearts out, and he filmed it. Then he had us run like hell down the streets of Los Angeles, away from this pack of angry girls, and he filmed that, too."

"It's gonna be a great, fun video," Allan said. "A good summer video and [Siega] was funny."

"A good guy," Reid agreed.

"The whole time he was like, 'Don't worry, you're gonna look great. Don't worry, you're gonna look great,'" Allan said. "It was awesome. I was like, 'What am I worried about? I've seen your stuff, I know I'm gonna look great. [Laughs] That's why we hired you.'" [RealAudio]

SR-71's "Right Now" video is tentatively set to premiere next month, and in the meantime, you can catch the band in concert on the following dates:

  • 6/27 - Plainview, NY @ The Vanderbilt
  • 6/28 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club
  • 6/29 - Providence, RI @ WBRU Radio Show
  • 7/1 - Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Bottle And Cork
  • 7/4 - Asbury Park, NJ @ WHTG Show
  • 7/5 - Columbia, SC @ Manifest Disc & Tapes

  • 7/5 - Columbia, SC @ Elbow Room
  • 7/6 - Wilmington, NC @ Marrz
  • 7/8 - Hagerstown, MD @ Maryland Theatre
  • 7/9 - Syracuse, NY @ State Fairgrounds
  • 7/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club
  • 7/11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • 7/14 - Toronto, ON @ Ted's Wrecking Yard
  • 7/16 - Ottawa, ON @ Fresh 2000 Festival
  • 7/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
  • 7/20 - Nashville, TN @ Dancing In The District
  • 7/22 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavilion
  • 7/24 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
  • 7/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club
  • 7/26 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
  • 7/27 - Columbus, OH @ Easton Town Center
  • 7/30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Iron City Light Amphitheatre
  • 7/31 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza