Jaust is an LA-based music producer originally from New Zealand. A few days ago his new music video was uploaded to YouTube and amazingly it features 1/32 scale slot racing! In fact, the video explains the attraction of slot racing about as well as anything we've seen.
The YouTube blurb:
We've got the premiere of Jaust's "We Need a New Life," a tune about instant gratification eking its way into every aspect of our lives and the inevitable fallout that follows.
The video is a curveball, though, a peek into the lives of slot car racers in the Los Angeles underground. We don't really know how they made the connection, but in some understated way, it works. It doesn't hurt that the tune is absolutely ace and the subject matter of the video could be a documentary within itself.
I suspect Jaust or one his friends is a slot racer... Anyone recognize any of the racers or the raceway itself, which seems to be called Culver City Raceway based on signage on the wall? The full-size driver images on the walls are pretty distinctive.
BTW the singer on this track is James Dean Wells of the Gay Blades. No relation, as far as I know.
Gizmondo Australia's comments on the video are dead accurate:
Faust's new music video meets documentary for the band's song "We Need a New Life" goes behind the scenes of LA’s underground slot car racing scene, and while it’s probably not as seedy as you’d hope it would be, it doesn’t look any less appealing. If you’ve always wanted to get into racing without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on cars and a race team, you just found your new weekend pastime.
Thanks to Paul Kassens at OWH for pointing us to this new video.