Endation Shoot First Video For “Staab”

Endation on Set for "Staab". (Photo - D.Hixon)

Endation on Set for “Staab” at Studio 52. (Photo – D.Hixon)

I first heard Endation at the Benefit for the Victims of the Boston Marathon at TT the Bears in April and the two-piece had a huge impact on me. After the bombings weird became the new normal, leaving my psyche scrambled and daily view skewed. Other bands played before Endation that night, but it wasn’t until they plugged in that I was yanked from my thousand yard stare state and smacked back into reality. God Bless Rock & Roll.

Leah & Michael complete a shot. (Photo - D.Hixon)

Leah & Michael complete a shot. (Photo – D.Hixon)

Since that night I’ve developed a soft spot for Endation, and when the opportunity presented itself to help with their first Music Video it was a no-brainer. The video was for “Staab” – the opening track off their stand-out album The Absence of Everything. Anthony Conley (vocals & guitar) informed me the song’s about having no control, however, they certainly had control of their vision for the video. Directed by the talented Michael J. Epstein and produced by Sophia Cacciola – their skillful, fun, and adept work made the possible real, as a group of great people converged at Studio 52 in Allston for the shoot.

I won’t give too much away, but there was blood, rock & roll, a wraith-like creature, and a mental hospital vibe. I also got to die twice, which was the least I could do, given Endation brought me back to life in April.

Michael gives direction during a hallway scene. (Photo - D.Hixon)

Michael gives direction during a hallway scene. (Photo – D.Hixon)

D. Hixon

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