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- Posted on Jun 29th 2012 11:33AM by Spinner
"Chris and I bonded before we even met. This March, I boarded what appeared to be a recycled World War II propeller plane for a flight from Denver to Sheridan, Wyoming, bound for an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation," Scarr tells Spinner. "Once airborne, we hit a spring snowstorm, then the plane started shaking, then the alarm in the cockpit went off. Chris started barfing and I gripped the vinyl armrest and cried (very loudly) inside. Needless to say, no one died and we made it safely to our destination.
"Very few words were needed between us after surviving such a journey together. I said something like 'I write songs' and Chris, something like 'I'm a video artist' before we decided to make a video within our first day at Ucross. I sent Chris the record and he came back to me saying he wanted to make a video for the title track. The narrative continued to develop through our days and experience together at Ucross. I think Chris has done a phenomenal job at showcasing the beauty of the Wyoming landscape. And I fell in love with his idea to weave the myth of Cadmus into the narrative as it made me understand the song in a way I never would have found on my own."
We'll let you read up on Cadmus over at Wikipedia, but first, check out the beautiful video for "Dangling Teeth" below. Scarr's album of the same name is available now courtesy of Silence Breaks. And as a bonus, download the song here, courtesy of us!