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LA Weekly Premieres “Chopping Down The Joshua Tree” Video

The short film I co-produced and co-directed with my bandmates in The Title Trackers was world-premiered by the LA Weekly Music blog this week.

The film serves as a music video for our song “Chopping Down The Joshua Tree,” a satiric take on what a title track would have sounded like on that seminal U2 album had they written one.

We shot the video near Death Valley at the site of the famous photos from that U2 album. It was a beautiful and powerful setting, and just an hour from Ridgecrest where we were playing our first festival gig in October. In fact, a shot from our show there is in the video as well.

The plaque featured toward the end of the video was created by our friend Ernie Navarre in 2003, and the LA Weekly also ran a story on him and his journey to find the legendary landmark. Read that article here, the article on our video here, and enjoy the film, posted below.

U2, Bono, The Edge, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Lost TItle Tracks, short film, music video, desert, high desert

Joshua Tree Video Shoot

My band The Title Trackers recently shot a video for our Lost Title Track called “chopping down the JOSHUA TREE.” We filmed at the site of the original photo session for U2’s Joshua Tree album, just outside Death Valley.

The footage is extraordinary, thanks to the expertise of videographers Mika Larson and Eddie Lloyd, and I am in the middle of the editing process now. The combination of the sound of that U2 album, which we recreated for our song, and the power of the desert location, where the tree lies dead, covered in memorabilia from U2 fans around the world, is truly special and I can’t wait to share this with the world.

I will update this post when we have an official release date, and when we have details on our premiere party.