Wow. We've never really seen anything like this - especially featuring this kind of subject matter!
Check out the new music video for the Cults' single Go Outside, off of the band's debut, self titled album, which features actual video footage taken from the famous religious cult led by Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, before the Jonestown Massacre.
According to a statement from director Isaiah Seret:
To tell the story of Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, "Go Outside", I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown. Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on Peoples Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. It is thanks to him and his encouragement that I was able to take on this project and through his support gained access to over two and half hours of home videos showing Peoples Temple in Jonestown. For this music video we didn't want to put a spin on the footage or the peoples lives—instead we wanted to re-tell and humanize their story. In order to achieve this we used a combination of stock footage, visual effects and other tricks to embed the band into the historical footage. This was achieved through my collaboration with my visual effects supervisor Bill Gillman and my cinematographer Matthew Lloyd. Lastly, I am moved to say when we completed the video we were able to preview it for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre, who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People's Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy.
In History and Memory,
Wow. Pretty powerful stuff.
And it fits PERFECTLY with the tone of the song - haunting, simple, and deeply sad, especially knowing what happened to many of those poor people.
We can't wait to see what else these guys do! We LOVE them!
Since then, they have been signed by Lily Allen to her record label and have JUST released a music video starring the dreamy Dave Franco, yes James' brother, and Emma Roberts, Julia's niece, to their song Go Outside, which we love and posted all that while ago.
And you'll never guess who she signed as her first act!
We seem to remember there being a time when Lily Allen pledged to retire from the music business all together. She's been out of the spotlight for awhile in the aftermath of her personal tragedy, but now we hear she's found joy in a different aspect of the biz and is ready to get back into it. According to reports, the singer is well on her way in launching her own record label.
Lily reportedly is getting backed through Sony Music and is calling her label In The Name Of. Bosses at the firm have allegedly promised Lily a $225,000 salary and money to set up her own office and staff. Thankfully, it sounds like their money is being well spent as she has already signed her first act: Cults!
Well! Someone must be reading our site! We wrote about them nine months ago! They're amazing!
Earlier we reported Amanda Bynes spent her weekend in Atlantic City and a passerby's spotted her stumbling and reeking of alcohol. Apparently she even lunged at the dude's Dad!
We don't yet know if those allegations are true, but we did find pics of the She's the Man star swimming with new friends!!
In a fresh pic circulating the internets, Mrs. Bynes and her now iconic wig were seen chillaxing in a hot tub on Father's Day with about ten other folks, most of whom wore nothing but a swimsuit and a super-confused facial expression!!!
Maybe they were perplexed as to why Amanda took both her iPhone and camera into the jacuzzi with her!?
We hope she didn't drop those valuable gizmos!!
The most freaked out bystander of them all? Ch-ch-check her out...AFTER THE JUMP!!!