Recent Posts in video - Page 7
December 14, 2010
Dale Jr Jr at Cake Shop (more by Chris La Putt)
"The goal of the Green-Screening Project is to bring musicians together to change the way music videos are made - more creative and rewarding for artists, and more engaging material to entertain fans. This whole process has been collaborative, from raising money via a KickStarter appeal, to musicians playing together in the studio, to even crowd-sourcing ideas for the videos.The Green-Screening Project is, as of today, now live! And to kick things off, we've partnered with them to premiere their first video from their first of 28 bands, the ever buzzy Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. who also played a BrooklynVegan event during CMJ. The song Dale played in front of the green screen is "Simple Girl", from their Horse Power EP, and you can watch the video below (the song is also downloadable above).
Twenty-eight (!) exciting acts came in the space of one week to master a live track at Seaside Lounge studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The recording studio was rented out especially at the end of October 2010 in parallel to the CMJ Music Marathon event, in order to reach a wider geographic of bands. Each band performed in a space decked-out in full professional 'green screen' backdrops so that bespoke visuals could be added in afterwards to create over thirty amazing music videos. It's an audio-visual experiment that was a wonderful, improvised experience, and we couldn't have anticipated how much fun it would be. From redundancies to stormy romances, the tall tales and magic of Green Screening will live on."
And if you missed them at CMJ, or want to see them again, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are returning to NYC this Friday (12/17) to support Bear Hands at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available for the show which is one of three on the east coast this week for Dale, and one of two shows left for Bear Hands who were just on a longer tour.
Bear Hands also recently dropped a video of their own for "Crime Pays" from Burning Bush Supper Club which is also viewable below (and downloadable above), with all dates and the other video...
November 20, 2010
November 16, 2010
"Trans Am is still all of our main musical agenda" [Phil] Manley says, quick to dismiss the notion that the band is no longer a priority. "It just seems like less of a job and it's more for fun. Because we're all still great friends, and it is so much fun to play together, and this distance and the time spent apart makes it that much more fun when we get back together."As Trans Am is celebrating 20 years as a band, its guitarist Phil Manley (who also plays in The Fucking Champs) is prepping to release his first solo LP, Life Coach, via Thrill Jockey Records on January 25th, 2011 (cover art above). It's a nine-track instrumental LP, and one of those tracks, "Forest Opening Theme," has been given the video treatment. Check it out for the first time below.
The band still tours regularly and earlier this year released one of its finest albums to date, "Thing." Taking its name from the 1982 John Carpenter movie "The Thing," the record was originally conceived as the score to a sci-fi horror film for which the band was commissioned out of the blue. "Partway through the process, we got an e-mail saying the movie had been canned due to lack of financing and that they were sorry," Manley says. "So we were like ... we're this far into it, we'll just keep writing this record for a movie that doesn't exist." [SF Gate]
As far as shows go, Phil just has a single date on his schedule and that is on the album's release date, 1/25, in San Francisco (the same town Trans Am played on November 6th - hence the above quoted article). Trans Am also has just one gig coming up: Nov 19th at La Capital in Mexico City, Mexico.
Check out that video and the new solo album's full tracklist below...
November 4, 2010
Dwarr is Duane Warr, a solo artist who has released a few obscure LPs under the moniker, including 1986's Animals. Animals was released independently in its first go around (good luck finding one), but now Drag City/Yoga Records has breathed new life into the record by re-issuing the long lost LP. Pick up a copy, and stream portions of it at Drag City's site.
While some might call Animals doom metal in the Trouble/Saint Vitus/early Sabbathian vein (and be semi-correct), Animals is much more than that, a psychedelic LP with doom influences as opposed to vice versa. An excellent example of that psychedelic doom can be found in track "Are You Real" which has a video that is reportedly making its first appearance in this post! Duane filmed the footage himself in 1993 with an old camcorder, a tripod, strobe lights and dry ice. God then spoke to him through the video and his whole life changed. Seriously. Check out the results, below...
November 2, 2010
Locrian have a new LP on the way entitled The Crystal World, another disc of blackened ambient drone intensity from this Chicago (now) trio. The LP, due on November 28th via Utech Records, ups the ante on their previous drone-y darkness by expanding their sonic pallette (adding strings, clean guitar, among other instrumentation) but keeping with the same gothic and emotional intensity. Spanning two CDs (one disc on LP), The Crystal World takes inspiration from the JG Ballard novel and features the title track and the first disc's closer "Elevations and Depths", available for stream (below) and download (above) for the first time here. Also debuting in this post: the video for "Pathogens" (below). This will be a record discussed at year end, so get familiar.
Locrian currently has no East Coast dates on their schedule, but do have a few in their native Midwest. Check out their full tour dates, The Crystal World album art (by the venerable Justin Bartlett) & tracklisting, two videos from the LP, and a stream of two tracks below...
October 29, 2010
DOWNLOAD: La Sera - Never Come Around (MP3)
Vivian Girl Katy Goodman is La Sera, and she pulls through with a contender for video of the year, just in time for Halloween. Check it out below...
September 25, 2010
Check out the new video for "See the Leaves" below...
August 31, 2010
Spectre Folk, comprised of Pete Nolan (Magik Markers), Peter Meehan (NY Times food writer), and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), have a new video for the atmospheric "Burning Bridge" from their late 2009 LP Compass, blanket, lantern, mojo. Check out the water-filled clip starring a nameless young boy, directed by Pax Stabile, for the very first time, below...
We Used to Wait (The Wilderness Downtown)
...is pretty cool.
The band's latest set of tour dates, and more info on the video, below...
August 23, 2010
Still no word on the impending Citizen's Arrest reunion, but you can officially nix a Brutalist Bricks broadway production. A new video of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists in training for the great white way (aka his video of "Bottled In Cork" featuring Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and others including some of you) is below - BBG.