Posted in music on April 2, 2014


Austin trio Ringo Deathstarr released Gods Dream last month, their latest slab of ethereal glide guitar sludgepop. The album's opening track, "Bong Load," just got the video treatment courtesy the band's drummer, Daniel Coborn, which includes an inadvertent tribute to late Vandelles/Dead Leaf Echo guitarist Christo Buffam. Explains the band:

This video is filmed on an iphone, and consists of stuff from our recent US tour with Purple. It was inspired by the movie "Rubber" as well as all the best music videos. Not only is the song Daniel's singing debut, but this video was edited by him as well. It matches the nostalgic vibe of the song. It's a stoned story that emerged in all of its glory. the first shot features the late Christo Buffam from the vandelles and dead leaf echo playing a little guitar-pedal baseball. We toured with both of those bands in the past and it was put in the video weeks before his untimely passing. I think he would've liked it -- so it remains in tribute.
It's a nice video that really does fit the song's heavy-lids vibe. It makes its premiere in this post.

Ringo Deathstarr were just through NYC a month ago. No dates currently on the horizon, but stay tuned.

Video below...




Comments (5)

"This video is filmed on an iphone..."

aaand I stopped reading.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2014 1:36 PM

^pro video guy. No credits.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2014 2:33 PM

I feel love for all involved here:

Record opener and arguably best track “Bong Load” is powered along with a thundering flam-style drumbeat that echoes the Butch Vig produced/Dave Grohl played work on Nirvana’s “Nevermind.”The most notable evolution with this band is drummer Daniel Colborn now singing lead on some of the new songs, and this one in particular. Who knew he could sing so well? “My head is on fire,” is how the lyrics begin. “Can’t spend time with my friends, ‘cause I no longer have friends - because my face melted off” points to stoner excess contributing to social backsliding.

Elliott’s deep baritone joins under Daniel’s vocals on the next verse, as he unleashes layers of ferociously strummed electric guitars – all contributing to that perfect euphoric feeling.

Galexy’s sweet sugar voice takes the star vocal turn on the third pass through. Ringo Deathstarr overall now appears to function as a cohesive three equal member unit. Earlier stages of the bands development could have been perceived more as Elliott’s mastermind project, who effectively used Alex’s voice on half the songs to achieve desired results. The impression now more than ever is one of true creative collaboration from everyone in the band.

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Posted by DaveCromwell | April 2, 2014 2:38 PM

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Posted by Amy Leigh Fatso | April 2, 2014 4:23 PM

Can't wait to see her next month

Posted by Mario Dominiković | May 27, 2014 2:53 AM

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