• May 6, 2009
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The music video has evolved from a low budget way to promote record sales to multi-million dollar budget busters with stunt doubles and special effects. A band called MUTEMATH is out to change all that, as the alternative rock band shot one of its latest video in a Ford Econoline. We're not talking about a set that's made to look like a cargo van; MUTEMATH actually shot their music video in the back of a moving van. The entire video reportedly only took 12 minutes to shoot, and that time includes removing the Econoline's heavy seats and adding two guitars, a drum set and four band members. About half way through the 3:31 video, the band even removes all the equipment and adds a decent-sized piano. If you're a fan of the movie Twilight, you may recognize the song, as it's on the Vampire flick's soundtrack.

Hit the jump to view the video for yourself, if only to see how much action can take place in an otherwise empty Ford Econoline. As an added bonus, we kind of like the music, as well.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Steps for autoblog to suck:

      1. Mention bands nobody has heard about that teeny boppers must like

      2. Mention books that teeny boppers like.

      WTF.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Steps to avoid looking like a jackass:

        1. Reign in whatever knee-jerk reaction you have to something you've never heard of, and Google said thing you haven't heard of (Er...you've heard of Google, right?)

        2. If your knee-jerk reaction is valid, go with it. For the 98.99 (repeating, of course) % of other times that your opinion isn't valid, STFU.

        3. ???

        4. Profit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cars+Music= America

        Love it or Leave it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have to agree with the majority of the people here, It's a very clever music video performed by an incredibly talented band. It may not be their best song yet, but Mutemath is perhaps one of the most original art rock bands in the past few years. Calling a band "teeny bopper" out of ignorance is possibly THE most ignorant thing I've read in weeks. If we go by the logical that "If a band is on the Twilight movie soundtrack, then they are teeny bopper," then we can call Muse teeny bopper...

        But ignorance aside, It is a very clever video, and It's fun to see something a bit different being posted.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, Autoblog shouldn't introduce us to anything new, just keep posting about the Camaro. /s
        • 5 Years Ago
        Steps for an autoblog comment to suck:

        1. State that a quality, talented and well established band is for teeny boppers

        2. Be a cranky old fart.

        WTF.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mute Math is sort of a hybrid of Radiohead (Bends era) and the Police (Synchronicity era). The recorded material is great, but a $20 live show is where the action is. I realize this is an (the best) automotive blog, but the video is cool and the use of an Econoline is pretty spiffy. Also, music and cars are so intertwined, that a post now and again from the music realm is not a bad thing. Finally, I'm far from a bopper- 35 years old and have seen Mute Math 10 times (those guys are all at least 30 too)... In the music business, you got to make the cash when you can!
      • 5 Years Ago
      2nd vote for MuteMath being the "real deal". Their live show is *incredible* and their last album was absolutely amazing.

      Teeny bopper band? I think not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mute Math is the real deal. I have been listening to them for about 8 years now. I actually went to a couple of their concerts back when they were called Earthsuit.

      You should check out their other music video "Typical" and some of their Studio Vlog's on YouTube.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM
      http://www.youtube.com/user/mutemath
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well I don't know about anyone else but I'm impressed. Shooting an entire video, in one take, in less than 15 minutes, in what's most likely a rented van. And the music isn't half bad either. Dunno if I'd buy the album but it's not bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mutemath is awesome! Sorry some above have never heard of them. Search on youtube for the song Typical by Mutemath and you will become a fan!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like the increased standing room of the Dodge Sprinter would come in handy here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ^ FAIL

      Mute Math isnt a teeny bopper band...& just because you haven't heard of them, doesn't mean they suck...probably one of the best up and coming bands in music currently...

      This video is really cool, and at a recording time of only 13 minutes, that is pretty impressive as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mutemath is sweet and that video is awesome as hell.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1.

        Mutemath doesn't belong in the same category as say, The Jonas Brothers (you don't get any more teeny bopper than these wankers). Not even for 1 second do their musical abilities overlap. They shouldn't be discredited because they're playing upbeat music, wearing ties and have slick haircuts.

        I saw Mutemath live last year.. people were going ape!



      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool song and really cool video. Good post!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never heard of that band before now and I wasn't extra impressed with the song (it wasn't too bad though) but that is definitely one of the most awesome music videos I've seen lately. I definitely laughed when the singer was running behind the van.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Google the hell out of them and just watch/listen to whatever you find. This is their worst song IMO, and I still like it a lot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure that they weren't actually playing that music. The drums were tumbling all over the place!

      Fakers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I take that back, it's just a video that's slowed down and sped up at random rates, but the audio part stands.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's called a stop motion video. Jeez, you must be living in a cave if you thought all music videos involved actual music playing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe only 13 minutes of film - but far more studio time to work out all the stop-action effects, etc.

      I'm not a big music/video person, but this is better than a lot of stuff I've seen that required a whole lot more effort.
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