Earlier this year, At The Drive In released their first new album in 17 years, in·ter a·li·a. They’ve shared one video for the album cycle so far, for “Hostage Stamps,” and the new one they’ve just put out for “Call Broken Arrow” acts as a prequel to that one. It was also directed by Rob Shaw, and once again utilizes stop-motion animation to get its point across. Here’s what he had to say about the clip in a press release:
In “Hostage Stamps,” we have a prisoner being tortured and monitored by some sort of authoritarian organization. The guys wanted to show why he was imprisoned, as well as cast doubt over his innocence. It’s funny how in stories, especially film stories, you tend to sympathize with whoever you spend time with. When you watch someone being mistreated, the assumption is that person is the victim. “Call Broken Arrow” is in part about illustrating the prisoner’s culpability, but even that is in doubt as we see the Watcher character who follows him around slipping something in his drink at the end.
in·ter a·li·a is out now via Rise.