HourCast Singer Tortured by Adult Film Star in ‘Attraction’ — Video Premiere
HourCast‘s melding of hard rock guitars and electro dance rhythms brings to mind bands like Stabbing Westward and vintage Nine Inch Nails. Originally from Boston and led by vocalist Patrick McBride, the hard-working act has been on the road, opening for Danish rockers Volbeat and The Damned Things. HourCast are touring in support of ‘Dystopia,’ their sophomore album that was released in late 2010.
Today, Noisecreep is proud to present the exclusive premiere of HourCast’s new video, ‘Attraction.’ If the woman in the clip looks familiar to some of you, that may be because she’s adult film siren Jesse Jane. We recently spoke with McBride to ask him what it was like working with such a fox.
Watch the video for ‘Attraction’
Noisecreep: Who directed the video and how did you come up with the concept for it?
Patrick McBride: The video was co-directed by Ryan Smith and HourCast drummer Jerry Clews. Ryan and Jerry came up with the concept based on the lyrics of the song. As filming began, slight changes were made with interpretations by the co-stars and the directors.
What was working with Jesse Jane like? Was she already a fan of the band before you shot the video with her?
Working with her was truly the epitome of ‘suffering for your art.’ Here’s this gorgeous and sweet girl coming to the set, so friendly and warm. She shows up for the first scene in costume, and [she has] transformed herself into a maniacal, gun-wielding madwoman. That same woman that gave me a friendly greeting hug in the trailer — shackled, slapped and shot bullets at me for hours on end. I loved every minute of it [laughs].
What can you tell us about the setting for the shoot?
The video was shot at Big Sky Movie Ranch, about half an hour northwest of Los Angeles in Simi Valley, CA. It was actually shot in the same area used in the old ‘Gunsmoke’ TV shows, as well recent seasons of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ series. It’s like a huge piece of Montana just outside of Los Angeles.
The final shot of the video was Jesse grabbing an AUG from the trunk of the Camaro and just letting me have it. I was wired with over 30 squibs (what Hollywood productions use in films to create gunfire). When I originally came out with those, I was wearing a wetsuit to protect me from getting hurt — but it was too bulky. So Ryan Smith and the FX guy asked if I was willing to do the shot with no wetsuit. At that point I was already slapped 20+ times, shackled in the sun for hours on end, so I answered, ‘Why not?’
The whole crew started started staring at me like I was insane. Next thing you know, there’s a crowd gathered to watch the pain. When you see that final scene, there’s a look in my eyes of anxiety, surprise, and pain. I have a much deeper respect for stuntmen now.