The video for Bullet Time was written, directed and edited by the band’s own Niall Madden (bassist, rhythm guitar) and features frontman Sebastian Marciano (vocals/keyboard) on the run in a mafioso-esque cat-and-mouse chase, complete with a zombie dance party.
The black and white film overlay adds to the overall vibe of the song and plays the video much like an old school movie. On this zero-budget video project, the band gathered friends to utilize a DIY approach to finding actors and filming locations. News Whistle says “This band is moving fast towards golden indie shores,” and after checking out the video, I’m sure you’ll agree!
The DIY nature of the video has caught the eyes of various film festivals including the New York Indie Film Festival and Coney Island Film Festival, and both plan to feature the video in their short-film awards category.
Stereo Off was formed in late 2012, when a solo project by Marciano turned into a full-blown, five-piece band. Through bandmates from previous musical collaborations and mutual college friends, Marciano was introduced to Steve Williams (lead guitar/backing vocals), Niall Madden (bass/rhythm guitar), Darren Jones (drums) and Bridget Fitzgerald (keyboard/viola). Amongst them, there’s a classically trained Juilliard Masters violinist, an audio-engineer and a Brit. With varying instrumentation and orchestration brought to the table by the five musicians, the tracks on the debut EP accurately showcase the variable sound Stereo Off can execute. Recently, the band has begun to incorporate more electronic and production elements during live shows. The band has played at NYC venues, including the Knitting Factory, Glasslands and The Rock Shop. Music from Stereo Off has been featured in various short films that made festivals around the United States.