Given their skewed musical sensibility, it's not surprising that the lads in
Shudder to Think have gotten mixed up with music video prince Jesse Peretz on
the set of his first feature-length film. Entitled First Love, Last
Rites, the indie film is the story of the love woes of a New York boy and
his Louisiana girl friend as told (in part anyway) through a record player,
whose music will be provided by STT and some guest vocalists. "We've known
Jesse for a while and he's done a few videos for us," guitarist Nathan Larson
told ATN, about the director who received an MTV Video Award last year for his
hilarious video for the Foo Fighter's "Big Me."
"Jesse was up for his
first feature film project, this young love story set in Louisiana about this
couple in a twisted relationship, most of which takes place in a little house
on the Bayou where she has a little record player and all theses random
singles, like you might find at a garage sale," Larson continued. "He asked us
to write 12 songs that correspond to all these single she listens to, which are
all from different genres of music."
In order to get the different
sentiments they were after, the band asked a number of singers to take vocal
turns. Jeff Buckley sings "I Want Someone Badly," described by Larson as an
"Otis Redding kind of number." John Doe tackles "At the Speed of Love," an
"early 60's Nashville soul number" and the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan
sings "When I Was Born I was Bored," "a Music Machine type of thing."
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