VIDEO: VOXTROT – ‘Steven’ + new album! + WIN TIX
Voxtrot (featuring Tosca String Quartet), Au Revoir Simone & Favourite Sons play Webster Hall in NYC on June 15th. Tickets are still on sale, and I’ve got two pairs to give away to two lucky winners who e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Voxtrot) by June 5, 2007 @ noon, and tell me the name of at least one Voxtrot member’s side project. Include your first and last name. Winners will be picked and notified via email.
Ramesh @ Prospect Park – performing “Steven” for the first time (MORE)
Thank God for Largehearted Boy because otherwise I would have went the entire Voxtot release week (the OTHER release last week) without pointing out that Voxtrot‘s brand new self-titled Playlouder (Beggars) debut came out. But I’m glad I waited because now not only am I mentioning it, but I get to premiere this here brand new nifty video for the song “Steven”…..
The footage for the ‘Steven’ video was shot during the band’s fall 2006 tour, with the live shots from a show at the Bowery Ballroom in early November. The footage was shot by the band and Elizabeth Skadden (who filmed the Reaching For The Lasers documentary). The video was edited by John Carlucci.
This is the first video from the band’s debut on PlayLouderecordings. They just finished shooting their second video in Austin with Martin Wallace (Pulp, Tindersticks, Nick Cave) for the second single called, “Firecracker”.
I also like this video because – for whatever reason – I remember perfectly Ramesh & Co. playing the new song (‘Steven’) for the very first time – live right here in Brooklyn at Prospect Park. It was the first time I saw the change in direction the band was taking – another side of Ramesh?. The song has been vividly in my memory ever since. What does this all mean? I don’t know.
Voxtrot is on tour as we speak.
Thu 31 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis Campus Quad [12pm FREE] AA
Fri 1- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #$ 21+
Sat 2 – Seattle, WA @ Sonic Boom [4pm Ballard store FREE] AA
Sat 2 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile #$ 21+
Tue 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #$ AA [5pm early show]
Wed 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection #£ AA
Thu 7 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #£ AA
Fri 8 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees #£ AA EARLY SHOW ADDED
Fri 8 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees #£ 19+ SOLD OUT
Sat 9 – Montreal, QC @ Main Hall #£
Sun 10 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place #£ AA
Mon 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #£ AA
Tue 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #£ AA
Wed 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat #£ AA
Thu 14 – Boston, MA @ Middle East #£ 18+
Fri 15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #£* 18+
Sat 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pure [Making Time] 21+
Mon 18 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House 18+
Thu 21 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds 18+
Fri 22 – Miami, FL @ Studio A 18+
Sat 23 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar 18+
Sun 24 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth AA
Tue 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar AA
Wed 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn AA
Thu 28 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree Cafe 18+
Fri 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon 18+
Sat 30 – Houston, TX @ Proletariat AA
Sat 14 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
AA – All Ages
* – featuring Tosca String Quartet
$ – w/ Sound Team
£ – w/ Favourite Sons
# – w/ Au Revoir Simone
the latest episode of Reaching For the Lasers….
* Voxtrot stuff