Dry River Yacht Club's New Video Tells "The Legend of El Tigre"
The members of DRYC seemed jazzed to see an older crowd. Much of the group's fan base comes from a bar-and-club-going demographic, but playing a show like Sunday's affords DRYC the opportunity to engage new listeners.
The video was put together by premier Arizona video-maker Matty Steinkamp, with the assistance of Future Loves Past lead guitarist Tristan Dede. "Tristan, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He shot most of the video," says drummer Henri Benard.
The video was shot when the Yacht Club traveled to Tucson to open for A Tribe Called Red during the Dance of the Dead at the All Souls Procession. The members essentially went to the event together and filmed their experience walking the streets with the participants in full costume and spooky makeup.
"[Singer] Garnet was really adamant that we have fantastic makeup. She definitely pushed that for the video," says Benard. Garnet's wish was brought to reality by Tucson native Johanna Martinez, who coordinated the Yacht Club's face paint. Adding to the makeup and costumes, Steinkamp also used filters to add a certain cartoonish, Sin City vibe.
"People really put their heart and soul out there and try to put out positive energy and healing at this event, and we really just wanted to do something theatrical and exciting that honored the moment," says Brnard.
Dry River Yacht Club's next performance will be Saturday, February 8, at Last Exit Live.