Video Premiere: Quiet Hounds’ Beacon Sun
We are pleased to present the premiere of Quiet Hound’s latest video for their song Beacon Sun. The mysterious band, known for hiding their identities behind dog masks, is packed with talented and seasoned musicians from other bands that must also remain anonymous, but below is what we can tell you from our conversation with Hound #5.
How did you guys decide to form Quiet Hounds?
We were all working hard in different bands at the time. We found each other as roommates first, sharing a studio, sharing gear. It never occurred to us that we should try sharing a song or two. But that’s how it all started. It’s like we were all functioning cogs in misguided machinery. I guess finding each other was somewhat of an awakening. We wrote our first EP in two weeks and rediscovered the pure joy of creation again. Quiet Hounds was born.
Tell us a little bit about this song.
We released Beacon Sun a couple days ago. We had been sitting on the melody for quite some time and felt inspired after visiting with a close friend for dinner, conversing around the topic of our historic South and some of the significant landmarks that surround our great city. And with the approach of the 150th anniversary of our nation’s Civil War, the notion of paying tribute to those lost at Andersonville became our focus – our spiritual mission.
Can you give us some background on the video?
The footage for Beacon Sun was the brainchild of our good friend and director Scott J. Lansing. What we initially envisioned to be a simple take-away performance at Andersonville turned into an epic three-day shoot with all our talented friends coming in to help. Scott’s vision was to capture the transition of souls made captive and then released. It was shot in and around North Atlanta farmland and then down south to Andersonville where we endured sweltering heat, torrential downpours and lots and lots of fire ants. It was a three-day marathon.
What’s the scoop on your upcoming show at The Goat Farm in Atlanta?
We like to carefully curate each of our performances so that they’re aesthetically unique and creative. The November 17 show will be a shining example of how we like to do it. One can expect amazing food trucks, the town’s best coffee service and carefully paired beverages, to name a few things – all wrapped up inside one massive turn-of-the-century performance hall. Oh, did I mention there will be music too?