By Jef UK
S ci-fi rock band Americans UK battle a swarm of futuristic drones in the rock-dance hit of 2014!! Produced in bedrooms throughout Brooklyn, “Lights Out In Zap City” is a testament to the modern ability of DIY projects, and good use of consumer technology to create professional music and videos at home.
Brooklyn-based band Americans UK have positioned themselves in the New York City music scene as a science fiction, rock band, publishing comic books about the band’s fantastic exploits, and creating comic book music videos and lyrics sheets to go along with their post-punk-apocalyptic song output. “Lights Out In Zap City” is the first single from their forthcoming album Where Giants Walk.
With a strong presence in the world of graphic novels, Americans UK wanted a high end video to bridge the gap between their comic book, fantasy world and reality–similar to what studios like Marvel have accomplished in recent years.
Darin Murano, photographer and filmmaker, lives in Brooklyn, NY. While performing as a drummer in several rock bands, he earned a BFA in photography and printmaking from The University of Texas at Austin. With a love of music and the captured image, it is no surprise that his filmmaking has centered around music videos. Darin has worked in digital media his entire career, which has honed his skills in 3D and compositing.
Written and performed by Americans UK
Directed by Darin Murano
Mixed by Jesse Cannon.
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music
SFX sound design by Peter Boiko
Makeup by Erin Parker
Americans UK are Jef UK, JTR3, Joel Fine Borg, Bizoiko, Mike Ennui and Johnny Flagday.