The DVD features over two hours of live concert footage from three sold out shows in Berlin, Dublin and Glasgow. The footage documents the end of the band’s 2007 tour in support of Baby 81, their most recent full-length release. Directed and edited by Tessa Angus with live audio mixed by BRMC’s own Peter Hayes, the gritty cinematography keeps the band’s music front and center while viewers experience the show both from the stage and from the audience’s perspective.
Over ninety minutes of unadorned, intimate behind-the-scenes footage is captured on the second bonus DVD along with additional performance footage. Viewers accompany BRMC as they record songs from Howl, see the making of the “Weapon of Choice” video, and witness inspired, impromptu off-stage performances.
The package is rounded out by a bonus audio CD featuring 14 songs from the concert film and a gorgeous 48-page booklet of previously unseen backstage and candid photos of the band. The full tracklisting and cover art will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Los Angeles, CA-based group is currently at The Station House studio in Hollywood finishing work on their fifth studio album. Pre-production was completed in Philadelphia, PA at the same studio the where band recorded Howl. This will be the band’s first recording with drummer Leah Shapiro and is expected to have a March 2010 release.
“We lived and breathed this record for six months throughout one the coldest winters we’d ever known,” said BRMC’s Robert Levon Been. “Every track on there was practically frozen to our bones, and chipped off one sliver at a time. We recorded in the same house in Philadelphia that we began working ‘Howl’ in, but this time things were different. Having Leah behind the drums injected a lot of new fuel into the band. Right now I can’t fully describe what the record sounds like to people because I’m still too inside of it. But we’re really proud of this thing we’ve created, and someday I think it will speak for itself.”