Music Video Monday: Light Beam Rider

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This Music Video Monday invites you to an exclusive party. 

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When Oxford/Nashville band Light Beam Rider wanted to film a video for their song "A Place To Sleep Among The Creeps", they turned to their old friend Nathan Ross Murphy.

"I've actually known [singer/guitarist] Thomas [Swift] since we were kids, fresh on the high school scene in Collierville. So I guess you could say this collaboration was just a matter of time." says Murphy. "When Thomas sent me the song the band wanted to put visuals to, I was ecstatic—not just because it's a great song but because it took me on a journey. It's exactly what I love about LBR. Their music is the kind you daydream to."

Murphy, who can be seen in the upcoming Old School Pictures comedy Bad, Bad Men, says he based the video on a short film concept he had been developing. "I immediately began to see this story unfolding where this haunted, centuries-old party collects victims through temptations of grandeur. I imagined these poor souls whose selfish desires outweigh the thinness of the facade around them. It's a trap. Inevitably, they become doomed to an eternity of fake smiles—condemned to welcome the next unsuspecting victim with a martini in hand, and all at the doing of one questionably villainous Doorman deity played by my friend and fellow actor Donald Meyers. The visual goal was to create a ghostly, Victorian atmosphere that appears to have swallowed a collection of guests spanning various decades. This was achieved by the superb talents and crew contributions of Ryan Earl Parker, Jordan Danelz, Mona Kaiserseder, Blake Heimbach, Lauren Cavanaugh, Stephanie Marie Green, and Trevor Finney as well as an amazing mixture of friends and strangers-turned-friends who lent their time and cooperation so that we could make some cool art." Here's the video, featuring actors Leah Beth Bolton-Wingfield, Jacob Wingfield, and Jesse Davis. 


 If you would like to see your music video featured on Music Video Monday, email cmccoy@memphisflyer.com. 


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