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Two bands tell one story in cinematic new split video: watch and hear the new emotions filled offering from KILL HOURS and VERSUS VERSUS

The new split video from bands KILL HOURS and VERSUS VERSUS comes as a short film, a continuous storyline that navigates across two songs from two separate groups, representing their own take on different shades of post hardcore. This film is in support of “WAYWARD“, the split album of the same name, which will be coming out this fall on Here Goes Nothing Records, and is something that you simply need to watch to get you hooked and inspired.

Patrick Sheufelt, a recording engineer, studio operator, and jack-of-all-things creative from Detroit, Michigan, joined us to share his perspective on this unique production.
“Iโ€™m writing this almost a year after the inception of what has become the one of the largest single projects Iโ€™ve ever undertaken: WAYWARD.” – Patrick introduces the project.

๐ผ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘™๐‘š.

“I brought these songs to the bands as a way to jumpstart the creative process and sort of define the sound of each one. The guys all liked the material, tweaks were made, structures fleshed out, and we recorded both of them. The idea to do a collaborative video came one night when Kyle (Kill Hours) and I were sitting up late having a beer and listening to the final mixes.”

๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘™๐‘š ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’.

Kyle is a DGA member and film set veteran, and has worked with Patrick on several shows and a couple short films together in the past.

KILL HOURS and VERSUS VERSUS split

Continues Patrick: “I wrote a full script, we made a shot list, we gathered the vehicles, props, safety gear, and then made the costumes in my living room. Kyle made sure all production needs were met. We then proceeded to shoot for 4 months, over the darkest, coldest winter in memory. We collected 100 hours of footage from over 30 locations and covered hundreds of miles in the process. My brother and studio partner Nick acted as our DP and shot my vision beautifully.”

Asked about its meaning and the message behind the project, Patrick explains:

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ.

“The existential dread that comes along with that can be overcome by continuing to move forward, carrying that book, that message, that beacon of hope onward, even if it means going to the end of the earth and the edge of your sanity to do so.”

KILL HOURS and VERSUS VERSUS split

“It was a reminder to ourselves that we will continue to be artists and we will continue to fight the good fight. Thereโ€™s a lot of adjacent rants I could go on, speeches I could give, but we donโ€™t have time for that here, all you need to know about WAYWARD is that it represents the struggle of All. Keep going. Give emโ€™ Hell.” – he concludes.

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