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Watch Weed’s Super 8 Video For A Total Jam, “Thousand Pounds”

It was filmed inside Vancouver’s striking Queen Elizabeth Park.

May 18, 2015

There's a quick shot in the video for Vancouver rock trio Weed's overcast single, "Thousand Pounds," where bassist Hugo Noriega glances down at his iPhone. It's a fun moment, because other than that familiar modern gesture, the clip is otherwise '90s-leaning: director Courtney Garvin (of the The Courtneys) invokes a faded punk aesthetic by setting the guitar fuzz to grainy 8mm footage that she shot in Vancouver's famously well-manicured Queen Elizabeth Park. "I doodled on the film directly with a finely sanded piece of wire," Garvin told FADER over email. "Because the frames are insanely tiny, I used magnifying goggles to see what I was doing. When I had all the film [converted] to a digital format, the technician said only this to me: "I hope the band appreciates all that scratching." Bet they do! Weed's recent full-length, Running Back, is out now on Lefse.

Weed tour dates:

7/2/2015 Milwaukee, WI Lucky Dog
7/3/2015 Detroit, MI Lo & Behold
7/4/2015 Kingston, ON Artel
7/5/2015 Toronto, ON SHIBGB'S
7/7/2015 Oklahoma City, OK The Shop
7/8/2015 Kansas City, MO Green Desert
7/9/2015 Omaha, NE The Sweatshop Gallery
7/10/2015 Sioux Falls, SD Total Drag
7/11/2015 Fargo, ND House Show
7/12/2015 Minneapolis, MN TBA

Lead image: Sara Wylie

Watch Weed’s Super 8 Video For A Total Jam, “Thousand Pounds”