Behind the Scenes with The Maine

August 10, 2012

We all love a good music video from our favorite artist, but it’s even sweeter when a band  treats us to a first-hand look at the work that goes into making a video perfect for its Youtube début.

Yesterday The Maine released a behind the scenes look at the making of their music video, “Like We Did (Windows Down)” from their third album, “Pioneer.”

Similar to rapper Mac Miller’s highly popular “Party on Fifth Ave” vid, the crew transform into older, grandparent-like versions of themselves. The nine minute long video shows each step in the making of, starting with shopping, where each band member picks out his own attire. From baggy pants and Velcro shoes, to and canes, to walkers, the alteration begins.  Each band member is then put in a head-to shoulder length mask that ages them by about sixty years.

The video is filmed partly by the director, but mostly by the band, so you get a more in-depth look at what happens, from the dressing room to the stage.

“We dressed up as old men and danced like little boys,” lead guitarist Jared Monaco said in the video’s closing.

Oh, wait. Did I mention dancing? Although the guys end up looking like they could have ridden dinosaurs to school, they didn’t forget how to bust a move.  Check out the cabbage-patching, Roger Rabbitting, booty shakin’, and occasional back flip here:

And watch the final product here:

Interested in seeing them live in concert?  The Maine recently confirmed their new US tour dates. The guys will be touring one last time before they head back in the studio to work on a new album. They’ll be performing this fall with co-headliners Mayday Parade, The Postelles will be opening for the two bands.

This tour should be unlike any earlier, as they want to make each night different.

“We are excited to make each night of the tour a unique experience for the fans and ourselves,” drummer Pat Kirch said on the website, ” Our goal is to perform a different set each night of the tour to avoid a repetitive show.”

-Brooke P.

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