Video Exclusive: Backyard Tire Fire

 

 

How in the hell did they
get back there? Watch it and find out…

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

 

Illinois roots rockers Backyard
Tire Fire have just released a video for “How In The Hell Did We Get Back
Here?” off their acclaimed new album, The
Places We Lived
, on Hyena Records. Shot in their hometown of Bloomington, Illinois,
the footage captures the Midwestern, blue collar spirit that shapes the band’s
music.  View the video HERE, or simply
scroll down and enter our video and film kiosk.

 

 

Director
Filipe Bessa explains:

 

 

“What
always struck us about Backyard Tire Fire is the idea of the musicians and the
music coming from a working-class background and really embracing what that
means by approaching their music as their craft. Upholding an artist as a
craftsman is very important to us, because art shouldn’t be looked at as
something we do to ‘express ourselves,’ but rather as a craft, worked within
and around its own contexts and environments. The local musician has a lot more
in common with the local mechanic than we tend to imagine. Ideally they both
represent what makes up the American landscape as we know it. The joy and the
sadness of work are present in both, and that’s a powerful correlation.”

 

 

Backyard
Tire Fire will remain on the road throughout 2008. Meanwhile, check out our
exclusive interview and feature on the band HERE.

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

 

October
24 / The Double Door / Chicago,
IL

October
25 / Bloomington
Cent. for the Perf. Arts / Bloomington,
IL (w/ Los Lobos)

October
27 / The Orange Peel / Asheville,
NC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)

October
28 / The Music Farm / Charleston
SC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)

October
29 / Variety Playhouse / Atlanta,
GA (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)

October
30 / Bijou Theatre / Knoxville,
TN (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)

November
5 / Blueberry Hill / St. Louis,
MO (w/ Grace Potter and the
Nocturnals)

November
6 / Redstone Room / Davenport,
IA (w/ Grace Potter and the
Nocturnals)

November
7 / Crosstown Station / Kansas City,
MO (w/ Grace Potter and the
Nocturnals)

November
13 / Newport Music
Hall / Columbus, OH (w/ The Clarks)

November
14 / Club Cafe / Pittsburgh,
PA

November
15 / Grog Shop /Cleveland, OH
(w/ The Clarks)

December
3 / Mercy Lounge / Nashville,
TN (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
4 / Vogue / Indianapolis, IN (w/Reverend Horton Heat)

December
5 / Southgate House / Newport, KY
(w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
6 / Majestic Theatre / Detroit,
MI (w/Reverend Horton Heat)

December
7 / The Intersection / Grand Rapids,
MI (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
10 / Otto’s / Dekalb, IL (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
11 / People’s / Des Moines,
IA (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
12 / Cain’s Ballroom / Tulsa,
OK (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
13 / The Village / Little Rock,
AR (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)

December
27 / House of Blues / Chicago,
IL (w/ Rusted Root)

December
28 / House of Blues / Chicago,
IL (w/ Rusted Root)

December
29 / Eagles Ballroom / Milwaukee,
WI (w/ Rusted Root)

December
30 / St. Andrews Hall / Detroit,
MI (w/ Rusted Root)

December
31 / House of Blues / Cleveland,
OH (w/ Rusted Root)

 

 

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