My Machines / Battles feat. Gary Numan / DANIELS / 2011
"There's a giant escalator in Boston's Porter Square T Station that just goes on forever," says Scheinert. "I wanted to have a guy fall down the entire length of the escalator. I had a bigger friend who had a little more padding than I did, and I wanted him to do it for me."
[...] The pair shot "My Machines" in one day at Los Angeles' Little Tokyo mall, enlisting the help of a brilliantly deadpan, suburban-dressed Numan to deliver his vocal spot— but the real star of the shoot is stuntman Timothy Eulich, aka the guy who does all the falling.
Daniel Kwan: We did a lot of research when we started the video. We went to a local mall, and that's when I started getting a little terrified of the idea. The next time you go on an escalator, just look at the stairs— they're terrifyingly sharp. ➡︎
◼︎ Battles: "My Machines" [ft. Gary Numan] / Larry Fitzmaurice / Pitchfork / 2011