Play It Again: Best Behavior “Buried On A Mountain”

By: Sara Waber

Best Behavior  is a NYC based psych-garage-rock band that is making a lot of noise with their latest album Good Luck Bad Karma  available on Money Fire records. I recently had the chance to talk to front man Alex Gruenburg about the making of the video, working with models, and drawing on a napkin.

Play Too Much: Ok guys, so we’ve got to ask how did you choose this song to make a video for?

Alex Gruenburg: I can remember the night I wrote Buried On A Mountain very vividly, and I really wanted to recreate that feeling of your life being in someone else’s hands.

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PTM: Definitely a cool and heavy track. Alright, so you’ve got the idea for the video, you know what song you want to rock with, where was this video filmed? Give us an idea of the day(s).

AG: We actually filmed the house shots in our guitarist’s Jon’s apartment. We were at his house trying to find a location with the right retro vibe and suddenly realized, “wait, we’re already in it!”. We filmed all the band footage for the video at Vulcan Studios in the industrial section of Bushwick.

PTM: Oh how cool! Let’s talk about the concept for the video. The colors within the video are beautiful, and seems thoroughly planned out, do you remember how you came up with the concept for the video?

AG: I was actually at a bar in Bushwick with a friend when I came up with it. I wrote the first story board on a bar napkin.

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PTM:  How rock and roll! [laughs] You’ve got to save that napkin! What would you say was the hardest part and most fun part to film?

AG: I think the most fun part was filming the in front of the projections. You know, he’d never own up to this but Alex Heigl our bassist, is quite adept at shadow puppets.
PTM: Well now we have something to yell out at a live show, “Hey Alex do shadow puppets!” Who do you want to shout out for helping make this video possible?

AG: Shout out to Young Heart Productions and Elizabeth Woodbury for acting in the video. We got to her right before she started her modeling career so we feel very lucky
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