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ANNUALS' Video for "Confessor" Premieres on MTV2's Subterranean TONIGHT!

posted Sep 25, 2008, 9:57 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Annuals’ Video for “Confessor” Premieres on MTV2’s Subterranean TONIGHT!


Raleigh, North Carolina’s Annuals will see the video for their incredible song “Confessor” premiere at 1 am tonight on MTV2’s Subterranean “Confessor” is the first song off of their brilliant sophomore album, Such Fun, due for release on October 7th on Canvasback Music.


The treatment for the video for “Confessor” was written by Annuals’ own Zach Oden, and then brought to life by Terry Gilliam’s right-hand man, Daniel Auber.  It is not only gorgeous and fantastical, but it also features drawing-versions of the actual band, acting as traveling woods-guides and prison torturers living in a storybook that takes place during an ethereal vision of the Spanish Inquisition.  The result is a stunning video from start to finish.




Straight from Daniel Auber, here’s a little quote on the making of the video:  “Annuals’ ‘Confessor’ is my first directorial experience after more than 20 years in the film industry.  [My career] began with building creatures in Rome, then into conceptual design with Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, etc.) in London and moving to Los Angeles after winning an Emmy Award with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.  I directed this video as part of the artist collective, The Masses.  The treatment that the band wrote for ‘Confessor’ brought me back to the fanciful atmospheres that capture my teenage years.  I felt it would be the perfect opportunity to practice some magic with the use of drawings.  The video (echoing a journey through the illustrations of a Fantasy book) takes advantage of a simple brain mechanism to evoke the presence of a supernatural element:  a mysterious owl with cat eyes.  Under this incantation, the protagonists of the video (members of the band) follow the course of their destiny.  And following this exciting experience, I perhaps found a new one myself.”


Annuals will be touring in support of Such Fun with Minus the Bear this fall.  The dates are below.


10/8/08           Spokane, WA @ Service Station

10/9/08           Missoula, MT @ The Other Side

10/11/08         Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

10/12/08         Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

10/13/08         Iowa City, IA @ The Picador

10/15/08         Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

10/16/08         Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

10/17/08         Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre      

10/18/08         Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/19/08         Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre Center

10/20/08         Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

10/21/08         Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

10/22/08         Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/23/08         Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

10/24/08         Providence, RI @ Lupo’s at the Strange

10/25/08         New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/26/08         Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/28/08         Richmond, VA @ The National

10/29/08         Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

10/30/08         Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

10/31/08         Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre

11/1/08           Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

11/3/08           Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/4/08           Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

11/5/08           Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Café

11/7/08           New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/8/08           Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/9/08           Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)

11/10/08         Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/12/08         Santa Fe, NM @ TBA

11/13/08         Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

11/14/08         San Diego, CA @ Soma

11/15/08         Pomona, CA @ Glass House

11/16/08         Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

11/18/08         Sacramento, CA @ Empire

11/19/08         San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s