Pterodactyl - "School Glue" Video

In the video for “School Glue,” Brooklyn post-punk shredders Pterodactyl settle on a simple, yet daunting, premise; to recreate, (mostly) shot-for-shot, the opening sequence of the cinematic intro to 1978′s Superman. In terms of role breakdowns, here’s the press release:

Kid Millions, head of Brah Records, drummer for Oneida, plays Marlon Brando’s Jor-El. Pterodactyl drummer Matt Marlin looks a whole helluva lot like Terence Stamp as General Zod. Guitarist Joe Kremer is referred to in the film as “The Woman Ursa” and Jesse represents the “Mindless Aberration.”

The faces on the wall (aka The Krypton Ruling Council) include, among others:

Zach from Knyfe Hyts and Ex-Models (and ex-Pterodactyl)
BJ and Dan from Parts and Labor
Brian Chase from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Directed by Matt Marlin
Nat Jencks, the visual effects whiz behind it all.
Chris Piazza, the director of photography.
Jonny Schenke, who recorded the record.

The video is glorious in its unabashed DIYness — it reminds me very much of the excellent Star Wars Uncut project. Check it out after the jump and grab the MP3 for “School Glue.”

Nab the MP3:

Spills Out is out 11/15 on Brah.

Comments (3)
  1. There’s been a lot of really cool videos this week, but this is maybe my favorite (because I like the colors.) Too bad not many people regularly listen to Pterodactyl outside of NYC. While I’m at it, can someone track down Aa and tell them to release a new full-length already?

  2. Pterodactyl are one of the most underrated bands around. Worldwild was awesome and should have been on a bunch of best-of lists a couple of years ago. This has been a pretty good year for music anyway, but a new Pterodacyl album still feels like a gift from God.

  3. Awesome video and sound!
    How in the world did you do those rotating hoops?

    Beam me up….

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