Walk Off The Earth have released a new video for their original song “Red Hands.” The group are already known for their innovative, unique homemade videos, and this one is no different. NPR’s Bob Boilen calls the video “high-concept but homemade, a little like the work of director Michel Gondry or the videos made by OK Go. It’s a bit of a visual puzzle.”
The video, directed by Ellis Bahl, was shot in a single take in a warehouse in LA, and required the band to perform the song out of order and at different speeds to achieve the effect of jumping through time. Bahl explains, “We shot it on a steady-cam and walked backwards down the whole hallway with the band walking forwards performing the out of order song towards the camera. We only had enough supplies/daylight for ten takes and finally got it on the last one. It was really scary, but the payoff was immense.”
“Red Hands” is one of four tracks on WOTE’s just-released R.E.V.O. EP. “When we originally wrote the song, we were thinking about taking responsibility for your actions and standing up on your own when things go wrong… rather than blaming other people around you. Sometimes you just have to accept the circumstances that are thrown your way without pointing the finger,” says Gianni Luminati. Rolling Stone says of the song “‘Red Hands’ explodes with xylophone, walls of drums and anthemic chants,” and the NY Daily News has also praised the EP’s “rustic folk-pop originals with pluck.”
Walk Off The Earth have been bringing their energetic live show around the world all year, including a well received set at this summer’s Lollapalooza and sold out headlining shows in cities from NYC and LA to Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, London, and Paris. They’re wrapping up the East Coast leg of their US headlining tour, and will pick up with a West Coast leg later this month. In addition to traditional ticket sales, fans can also purchase a special bundle including the R.E.V.O. EP and a ticket to the show of their choice here: http://smarturl.it/wotetix. A full list of tour dates is below.
Walk Off The Earth features multi-instrumentalists Gianni Luminati, Marshall, and Sarah Blackwood on vocals, Taylor on keyboards, and Joel Cassady on drums. WOTE have an incredibly loyal fanbase, with over 780k subscribers to their YouTube channel and over 592k fans on Facebook. The band gained notoriety for their creative multi-million-viewed YouTube videos ranging from a cover of the Weeds theme “Little Boxes” to Adele’s “Someone Like You” to their wildly popular cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” with all five band members playing one guitar, which has been viewed over 138 million times and landed the group a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Walk Off The Earth headlining tour
- 11-06 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
- 11-07 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater
- 11-08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
- 11-09 Orlando, FL The Social
- 11-10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
- 11-26 Seattle, WA Showbox
- 11-28 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
- 11-29 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
- 11-30 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
- 12-01 Santa Ana, CA Yost Theater