Pixies “Ring The Bell” With Aspiring “Hey” Filmmakers

One of the many elements of the Pixies’ longevity lies in their ability to follow their own path, even if it’s to the beat of a different drummer. The proverbial stick women in this case are Lital Mizel and Adi Frimmerman, the directors behind the Pixies music video “Ring The Bell.” The duor are best known for lip-synching and dancing to the Pixies song “Hey” back in 2005, and that video has gained over 34 million YouTube views.

When they finally met the band during a June Pixies concert in Israel, Frimmerman and Mizel offered to make another video clip featuring the band’s music. Putting your best foot forward is usually a good idea, and their request led them to directing “Ring The Bell.”

The video, which is available for viewing at Radio.com, has two girls (Mizel and Frimmerman) collecting various throwback items such as VHS tapes and boomboxes.

Ring The Bell Music Video - YouTube
Ring The Bell Music Video – YouTube

“We were born in the eighties and grew up during a time of rapid technology changes,” said Frimmerman. “We got the idea to make a clip about our nostalgic longing for the things that had been replaced and the childhood memories that were attached to them. We also felt connected to the ‘Generation-y’ characterization of those eighties-nineties lost kids who hold on to their memories of the past in a fast-changing, anxiety filled world.”

“Ring The Bell” is featured on Indie Cindy, the Pixies’ first new album in over 20 years. The second leg of their tour with touring bassist Paz Lenchantin begins September 27 with a stop in San Diego, California (Humphreys). Tour dates are below:

9/27  Humphreys, San Diego, CA

9/28  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

9/30  The Masonic, San Francisco, CA

10/02   Revolution Center, Boise, ID

10/03   INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA

10/05   MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB  CANADA

10/06   Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB  CANADA

10/07   TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK  CANADA

10/09   Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB  CANADA

10/11  State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

10/12  Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI

Here’s the 2005 “Hey” clip which put Lital Mizel and Adi Frimmerman on the map:

Janina Gavankar Gets “Buff” For ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

Debra Messing headlines the new series The Mysteries of Laura, as she takes on the role of Detective Laura Diamond, a skilled police officer whose daily dexterity is also pushed to the limits with her two unruly sons. Janina Gavankar also stars in the TV series as Meredith Bose, a detective who isn’t the most likable colleague in the NYPD.

“Meredith is what the homicide detectives that we hung out with in New York City -she’s what they call a ‘buff,'” said Gavankar, whose previous TV work includes recurring roles on True Blood and Arrow. “Which is somebody who takes their job maybe a little too seriously. She both looks up to Laura and is absolutely aggravated by her, because in Meredith’s opinion she works twice as hard as long every day as Laura and gets half the recognition – if that.”

During our interview with The Mysteries of Laura co-stars Gavankar and Laz Alonso (he plays Laura’s partner Detective Billy Sands), Gavankar elaborated on her “nerd-based” work process as an actress, singer, and a musician.

Also, if you’re a fan of True Blood, you may enjoy this post last week from Gavankar’s Twitter feed:

The Mysteries of Laura’s special preview airs September 17 at 10/9c (NBC).