decker. Has Bonnie Kill Clyde in the Band's New Video

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decker (Emily Caldwell)
Emily Caldwell
decker. goes back on the lam
Sedona-based decker. has been playing atmospheric desert-folk jams across Arizona and beyond for years, making multiple nationwide tours and earning a place on the main stage at last year's McDowell Mountain Music Festival.

The group's music possesses a certain quality that fills in the empty space at all its live shows. The warm sounds of its instruments creep in and keep every audience member planted in their space as if the venue is packed shoulder to shoulder. (Many times it is, especially in the Valley.)

The group's 2013 release Slider is easily one of the best albums to come out of Arizona this year. "I put every bit of my life on the line with that album," said frontman Brandon Decker. Musicians have turned that into a cliche over the decades, but for Decker and bandmate Kelly Cole, those words carry a deeper meaning.

Last week decker. unveiled the fourth music video off Slider, "Weight In Gold Pt. 2," which acts as a sequel to the last video, "Killing Me." With the new video decker. did more than just renew the characters and plot from "Killing Me" video, they also brought back the director, Sun Dawg Media's Matty Steinkamp.

"Me and Brandon [Decker] have been friends since college," Steinkamp says. "Since before decker. and Sun Dawg Media. He sent me the album and said, 'Pick out the songs you want to do videos for and let's do them.'"

Of course, Steinkamp is more than your average "buddy from college"; he's also one of Phoenix's premier music video directors. He has worked with the likes of Fayuca, Jared and The Mill, What Laura Says and Dry River Yacht Club, among a slew of other notable talent, and has had several of his videos air on MTV.

The video for "Killing Me" was made nearly a year ago, in February of 2013. The premise was of a young couple, played by the band's former bass player, Bryant Vazquez, and Melody Michelle, going on a Bonnie and Clyde, or Natural Born Killers-like rampage, according to Decker and Steinkamp.

The video follows the couple as they rob a convenience store and then argue in the parking lot before jumping in the getaway car speeding off to a hideout to count their score and make love over the high of the heist.

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