|A Place To Bury Strangers have a new video out today for the song "And I'm Up," off of the album Worship. The video was directed by Karl Ackermann, who is the brother of APTBS lead singer and guitarist Oliver Ackerman. Lots of destruction here ... although set against the image of toys it seems almost light-hearted. Karl Ackerman said this about the video: "For me 'And I'm Up' is about coming of age. Burning toys seemed like it'd be an apt metaphor, fun and easy to shoot, and cool to look at. My idea was to create what I called an Action Figure Destruction Derby, an ultraviolent toy commercial, a non-CGI 'Toy Story 4: Battle Royale.'"
"I'm an animator so figuring out how to film this required a couple paradigm shifts. Usually stuff doesn't move unless I tell it to but fire and robot toys don't listen to me. Filming became an exercise in setting up a situation where we had the greatest chance of catching something cool on camera."