It was such a pleasure to have My Jerusalem gracing our presence in the afternoon at Frank at 4th and Colorado almost a year and a half ago. Much has changed in that time including some world tours with some amazing artists like X, Peter Murphy, Sting, The Wallflowers, Heartless Bastards and many others. They also have a new line up since we did this film and photo set. The line up is now Jeff Klein, Jon Merz, Grant Van Amburgh and Kyle Robarge.
We had a great time hanging out at the bar and getting a different type of session that was unplugged and acoustic. We did a Super 8 film shoot for their sweet track, "Sweet Chariot" from their last record, Gone for Good. We also recorded a great set of songs live on stage which was a really nice surprise for un-expecting people who just happen to come in for a drink or get some lunch in the middle of the day at Frank.
We caught up with Jeff and got him to answer some questions for us in advance of playing the ACL Fest this year. Check out his creatively handwritten answers and drawling below. Also be sure to enter to win one of three signed vinyl copies of PREACHERS which Jeff says slays anything they did before.
With the My Jerusalem photo shoot we tried out some new light painting equipment. We made these neon light rods using "cold cathode lights" which on film look like a river of light. This time Cameron Russell from Lomography and I were working together on the shoot and used cameras like the Sprocket Rocket, Diana F+ with the Diana Instant Back+ as well as the trusty, LC-A+ and some serious portrait shots using the Ring Flash with the Diana F+.
Check out the latest Super 8 Film for the My Jerusalem song "Sweet Chariot" live at Frank in Austin, TX.