A color filled music video experience, bright with the vivid dreamy, and the pure realism of the band laying it down.
The new music video from Brandon Lochers project The Meets, is an experimental piece no doubt. Directed by Locher, Even When The Time Comes simply shows some cool images, riddled with enough movement to keep you watching, but what sticks here is the song above all else. The Meets first single sounds like what you would imagine if somehow we were able to rewrite history, and the Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique featured Medeski Martin and Wood, as the featured guests. It has all the imagination of those two trend setting groups, and when I first heard it I was floored. It’s a throw back piece, from the mind of a dude I think represents a profound fabric in this generations crowded songsters. He’s one of my favorites cats around, wise background in music, no doubt about it, and he clearly knows to call on his friends when he wants to knock down a sound. Nab the FREE ep here, via bandcamp.
You can write entire stories in the measure of one song. I feel lucky each day, discovering for myself, the absolute power these people have. Within so much searching and wondering, for the sake of securely fashioning an original fashion for ourselves, you get tired man. If not for these melodies, and dreamers, the distance between the edge and myself, would be something less lengthy. Some feathers fly the grid longer than others, and if the sage is burning bright enough, through the vivid picture show, lessons can be learned. Its funny, I miss the vintage youth, mine that is, and the folks I drew all these lines with from before. Life is no easy task, especially when relationships cloud the beauty up, and make you think how some really big things, mean very little. I’m not quite sure what the hell I’m saying right now, but I think I’m reflecting on these subjects I’ve thrown a veil over, so I’m not blinded by the vigorous light of contentious story lines. This song made me say all that, and is making me think I should take a chance at life, more so than I ever have before.
Tiiiza aka Elvis Valov, has two FREE tunes on SC, one of which is “July” from the video. I hope to learn more about Tiiiza, and this EP that either comes out in July, or is out already, and called July. I have no idea, but the video above will hold me over.
~ Ryan Boos
We do grow in the summer, or at least the moments of joy are longer, and our memories can only hope to stay in that time. We Were Born Canaries “My Beat” is a whirlwind through the wonder of looking up. It’s funny how much this video is the exact opposite of the light in the face perpetuation we see today. When is the last time you went anywhere and didn’t see tons of people looking into their pits of social acceptance? It’s such a staple now, you can often see the driven multi-tasker light up a cig, hit the text button, and work their cars. Best advice, get the hell out-of-the-way, by looking up and moving to your own beat.
I’ve been listening to the album all morning, which came out April 20th on A:Larm music. First impression is nothing short of chill. The music provides a space for Stine to solidify her soft, easy-going approach to delivery. Her voice is pure, leaving out the force that would inevitably take the light away from the blissed out places Jakob takes you through. Much of this record reminds me of a silhouette trying to burst out from beneath an ever passing ideal, that you eventually grow out from under. Like my favorite premise in a movie, this is a coming of age tale, or at least it sounds how that looks to me. Pop over to iTunes and support the band.
Jacob who sent us the info, also told me Brian Batz from Sleep Party People mixed the record with the band in his living room. I love those little nuggets of information about music, and how it comes together.
We Were Born Canaries is Stine Grøn & Jakob Steen.
~ Ryan Boos
Derek Hanson likes to float you up and down to Shifty Teeth’s perfect fitting song “Maladroit.” I have Matt Flynn aka Shifty Teeth on my list for upcoming postings, his musical tone is vast, and this tune was meant to have something so subtle, visually, as its compliment. I wasn’t going to fall asleep watching the video, but I felt so relaxed, and the hard edge experiences I’ve had as a youngster while skating are completing removed. Hanson manages to make skating like cloud watching. It’s either what we remember while we die, or the slow flips and rolls we vividly live while dreaming. Thanks to Holly, I stopped being busy and watched the video. Even though I posted it, she’s a big fan of the work, and persistently pushed me to share it with all of you. She’s been getting us ready for the upcoming Farmer’s Market booth we have for OlioTree, so she’s really the busy one.
Maladroit by Shifty Teeth
Video Work: Derek Hanson
~ Holly & Ryan Boos