WATCH: Augie March – ‘After The Crack Up’
Augie March have floated triumphantly back into the music scene, closing out a five year hiatus, and today the band have unveiled the video for After The Crack Up, the first single to be taken from their fifth studio album, due out towards the end of 2014.
The song’s video places the band in a piece of cinema history, The Story Of The Kelly Gang – the world’s first ever feature-length narrative film made in 1906. The song itself is a nod to another historical work, deriving its name from a collection of essays and letters by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that serves as an insight into his mind during the lower periods in his life.
Tracing the life of the infamous outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly, the video for After The Crack Up stays faithful to the film’s silent-movie style. It was directed and edited by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the team behind the Australian horror-comedy 100 Bloody Acres, with help from the National Film and Sound Archive and Madman Entertainment.