ATMIG Explore Regions Beyond With New Video For Singe “Trip”
More often than not, music videos do an excellent job of depicting the meaning and virtue of a song in a visual way. Sometimes, a track that may not really tickle your fancy on its own makes a deeper impact on you with its video. That is exactly what has happened to me with the latest track from Detroit indie-folk band, ATMIG.
In the latest music video for the track “Trip,” ATMIG turned to Gravity Red Productions, a video production company in Detroit. The video follows a young girl as she daydreams and tries to escape reality while her parents are fighting. She presses her ear against the bedroom door, only to hear them arguing but by the time they’ve made it to the kitchen, she’s in a cardboard rocket, blasting off into outer space. When she comes back to earth, her parents are still fighting, and so she blasts off again, this time to fight a cardboard robot in the sky. Finally, she puts on her winter coat and walks out of the house. These shots are all interspersed with footage of the band performing and wearing suitably vintage attire.
The video brings a deeper sense of meaning and emotional attachment to an already thought-provoking tune. It definitely speaks to something that all people should be able to understand even we all can’t relate to it. The feeling of wanting to be somewhere else and leaving it all behind is one that every person can connect with. The band and the team did an excellent job of collaborating in a way that really showcases the talents of everyone involved. The song and video come together to make on excellent visual and audio story.
“ATMIG, which stands for “After the Money is Gone,” is a band from Detroit Michigan. ATMIG is Tobias (vocals/guitar), Julia (vocals), Dave (Drums), Phil (bass/cigar box/mandolin), and Otto (bass/chatter). ATMIG released its first single “Trip” on April 22, 2017, on a vinyl 7-inch pressed by Jack White’s Third Man Pressing. The trip, and its b-side Pail, were both recorded and mixed by Tim Smith, owner of Soundscape Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Singer/songwriter Tobias met Otto on craigslist in 2012. After assuring Tobias that Otto would not require compensation to play bass for ATMIG, Tobias and Otto started practicing together. In 2016, Tobias rented a music rehearsal space and booked some shows. Immediately afterward, Otto introduced Tobias to long-time friends, Dave and Julia. Otto notified Tobias that he would only play really really important shows, not including the shows already on the band’s calendar.
Julia introduced Tobias to Phil, who agreed to play the shows for which Otto had the least desire. After Phil played his first show with ATMIG at the historical Paycheck’s Lounge in Hamtramck, Michigan, Tobias asked Phil to be part of the project permanently. Phil said, “I thought I already was.” Otto randomly appears at shows of his choice and takes credit for assembling the band to this day. Otto also introduced Tobias to Darrin, owner of Gravity Red Productions. Technically, Otto also introduced Tobias to Soundscape Studios, since the owner, Tim Smith, is a long time friend of Dave’s and, if you recall, Otto introduced Tobias to Dave.