mewithoutYou - "Red Cow & Dorothy" premiere on Pitchfork.tv / by daniel davison

The mewithoutYou video I directed premiered today via Pitchfork.tv and can be seen below.  This was a very special project for me.  My first music video ever was for mewithoutYou.  It was made as a spur of the moment birthday gift for the bands singer, Aaron.  My friend Casey and I were bored late one night (probably tired from dumpster diving at the Doritos factory or at the Kodak warehouse, haha) sometime early January 2003, and decided to make a stop motion video to one of the songs from mewithoutYou's then new record "Catch for us the foxes".  We made a stop motion video using a shitty minidv camera, and mailed it to Aaron a few days later.  The band and label ended up loving it and decided to use it as the official video for "Disaster Tourism".

Anyhow, it was special to get to work with long time friends.  We toured the US and Europe together multiple times back in 2002-2004, and have also done some traveling and exploring together outside of music.  So to create something together was a real treat... especially a project that lightly involved doing some very open ended travel.  These guys have always been an inspiring and amazing group of people/musicians.  I'm grateful to call them friends. 

For fun, you can see the very old (circa 2003) video I made for "Disaster Tourism" here.  Enjoy.