"Tennessee Elegy", the new video from MY RUIN the Los Angeles-based band featuring the husband-and-wife rock duo of vocalist Tairrie B. Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Mick Murphy can be seen below. The song comes off MY RUIN's seventh album, "A Southern Revelation", which will be made available as a free download and gift to fans starting December 7 exclusively via www.myruin.net. The CD was produced by Mick Murphy and Joel Stooksbury at Soundtrack Black Studio deep in the snowy mountains just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee in the cold January winter of 2011.
The clip, which features Luciano Ferrea on bass and new drummer Isaac Lee (who is the latest addition to the MY RUIN family), was co-directed by Tairrie B along with former MANHOLE, TURA SATANA and MY RUIN drummer Marcelo Palomino of MFP Film Productions and Tor Burrows of Notorious Design. Marcelo also filmed the video and handled all the camera work while the editing and special effects were done by Tor Burrows who created MY RUIN's previous two videos for "Long Dark Night" and "Excommunicated" from the band's 2010 album, "Ghosts And Good Stories".
"We pride ourselves on being a DIY band and have no label supporting us so we really had no budget for this video," said Tairrie. "It was truly a labor of rock love and faith in friendships that helped to create 'Tennessee Elegy' and there was a lot of team work behind the scenes.
"Marcelo has been a close friend of mine for many years and was also my original drummer when I started out in my first band MANHOLE in the early '90s. We've wanted to collaborate on a video for MY RUIN for a while but it never seemed to be the right time until now.
"Celo is based in L.A. and we had a lot of fun shooting the video with him.
"Tor is based in the U.K. and there is the eight-hour time difference, so we have learned to utilize Skype and Dropbox as our way of working together. She is a longtime-fan-turned-friend who really understands our band and music deeply. Her attention to detail in bringing our songs to life by the use of interesting effects and iconic imagery with me is truly inspiring. The videos we create together feel very sacred and timeless which is also how we like to think of our albums."
Shot on a green screen in MY RUIN's rehearsal studio and deep in the heart of East L.A. at Evergreen Cemetery, "Tennessee Elegy" is a cold, hard-rocking lament that pays homage to the winter month in which "A Southern Revelation" was recorded and sets the temperature for the new album with a cathartic release and therapeutic vent of anguish.
"A Southern Revelation" track listing:
01. Tennessee Elegy
02. Highly Explosive
03. Walk of Shame
05. Middle Finger
07. Seventh Sacrament
09. The Soulless Beast
10. Mean Street (VAN HALEN cover)
MY RUIN will embark on the "Southern Revelation Tour" to celebrate the release of "A Southern Revelation". Special guests for the trek are British metal heavyweights GODSIZED along with Colchester thrashers and longtime friends SANCTORUM and Nottingham rockers LONG DAY FEAR.
MY RUIN recently announced the addition of drummer Isaac Lee to the group's ranks.
"Tennessee Elegy" video:
Making of "A Southern Revelation":