Neil Young & Crazy Horse 'Americana' (film)
Published May 31, 2012Neil Young & Crazy Horse's upcoming album, Americana, has already given us some vintage-looking music videos, and now we've got an entire 41-minute film based on the album, which comes on June 5 through Reprise Records.
The flick was directed by Young himself (under his alias Bernard Shakey). It was shot as a silent film at the studio of illustrator and street artist Shepard Fairey (who famously created the Obey Giant and the Obama Hope image), and stars Young as an author who visits a gallery to find images for his book called America. This ends up playing out with classic sepia-toned images of old-time America set to a soundtrack of Young and Crazy Horse's new album.
Fairey appears in the film as Young's artist (you can even see his Andre the Giant image at his studio -- see the image above). His real-life Americana artwork will be displayed at L.A.'s Perry Rubinstein Gallery in June and July.
Watch the film over at NPR and stream the album from Rolling Stone.