Watch the Texas Gentlemen’s Expanded ‘Bondurant Women’ Music Video [Exclusive]
On Thursday (Aug. 24), Americana band the Texas Gentlemen premiered their "Bondurant Women" music video ... but they left out a solid 10 minutes of extra footage. Now, they're offering The Boot's readers a first look at the expanded version of the clip; press play above to watch.
Directed by Horatio Baltz, the "Bondurant Women" music video parodies Hands on a Hard Body, a late-'90s documentary from SR Bindler that profiles Texas residents who tried to win a truck by being the last person to remove a hand from the vehicle. The expanded clip from the Texas Gentlemen adds more documentary-style footage to the video, and offers more details as to the backstories of the characters that the band members play.
"In order to adequately prepare for the roles that were asked of us in the original treatment for the "Bondurant Women" video idea, we thought it would be beneficial to come up with some backstories to the characters we were asked to play," explains the Texas Gentlemen's Beau Bedford. "As a band, we like to laugh a lot. The wit runs deep with this crew -- so much so, I can barely keep up."
Each band member -- Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald, Scott Lee and Ryan Ake -- created their character's story; Baltz asked each musician to answer some "absurd requests and questions" in character, which resulted in the extended-cut video's extra footage.
"This video was too much fun to make," Bedford adds. "Even in the 100-degree Texas heat, it was a joy to knock this one out."
The Texas Gentlemen's debut album, TX Jelly, is due out on Sept. 15. Visit TheTexasGentlemen.com to learn more.
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