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.