Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters’ song “Save Me From Myself,” from their new album Heavy Denim, out July 15th. Heavy Denim was recorded and engineered by Dave Chale at Dead Bird Studios, Louisville, Kentucky; and mixed and mastered by Jason McCulley in Bloomington, Indiana.
“Save Me From Myself” is Nick Dittmeier in lead vocals and guitars; Josh Bradley on drums; Jeremy Mackinder on bass; Sweet Gina C on backing vocals; Chris Rodahoffer on pedal steel; and Jason McCulley on synths and keys.
The video was filmed at the Whirling Tiger in Louisville, Ky., by Matt Davis for Matt Davis Productions. Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters kick up quite a groove for this song of sharp regret and “I woke up from a dream soaked in fear and gasoline.” A unique recording style and a new take on vintage set the song up perfectly in the video.
We shot the video for “Save Me From Myself” out in rural Indiana in the dead of winter using a single Super 8 camera. We really wanted to capture the darkness and sparseness of the song. We scouted a handful of locations and were able to use an old 4H fairground in Corydon, Ind. Going into this record I felt specific visuals were going to be really important to be married with these songs.
My niece and nephew played the skeleton monsters and did a great job. I was really happy to be able to use my family on this project. You can’t really see this in the shots, but when we’re playing and they’re riding their bikes, there was a pretty gnarly frozen creek that they had to be careful not to crash their bikes into. — Nick Dittmeier
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