Posted May 20, 2015
Well here’s a dramatic, awkward and even cringeworthy (in a good way) 8 minutes.
For the launch of his 7th studio album, fittingly titled 7, Paul Kalkbrenner is releasing a music video trilogy FLORIAN, which features the tracks ‘Cloud Rider,’ ‘Mothertrucker,’ and ‘Feed your Head.’
The series follows a fictional character named Florian; a young foreigner who compulsively shares the music he loves with strangers, though ends up getting rejected. It is meant to parallel the peculiar outsider role of the electronic dance music genre in the US. Despite its origins in Chicago and Detroit, the electronic style to this day hasn’t arrived in mainstream America and is paradoxically considered ‘foreign.’
The first installment of the series is posted above. It will be followed by two other installments in the next couple of months.
Posted April 29, 2015
Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album, Sound & Color, debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 96,000 units in its first week of release in the U.S. It is also No. 1 in Canada and in the Top 10 in the U.K., Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands.
The official video for the album’s title track premiered today on VEVO and it’s directed by James Frost of Los Angles-based production company Honey Badger, whose other music video credits include Radiohead’s “House of Cards,” Coldplay’s “Yellow,” and OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass.”
The video for “Sound & Color” is based on a concept by Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard and tells the story of an Astronaut who was sent to explore deep space for new signs of life. His ship malfunctions and he wakes up 500 years off course, with no ability to communicate back home. The video is an observation of his emotions as he accepts his destiny.
Posted March 30, 2015
The video stars Graydon Sheppard (also a director and the co-creator and star of Shit Girls Say) and Jayme Keith. Catherine Lutes is the director of photography, it’s edited by Robon Haman (Saints) and Alter Ego did the post.
For commercial film, Aleysa Young is represented by Untitled Films.
Posted March 30, 2015
Odd, and oddly catchy, here’s a music video for Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper’s “Cookie Jar,” directed by Ben&Julia (you should follow them on Instagram).
Scooped from Stash.
Posted January 21, 2015
Since I heard this song yesterday, I have not been able to get it out of my head. First off, I really like it. Secondly, it reminds me of a 90s house track. It sounds SO familiar, but I cannot put my finger on it and it’s slowly driving me crazy. Please help.
“Forever” is the latest video to be released off of Majid Jordan’s EP, A Place Like This. Directed by Common Good’s Jamie Webster, who also directed the slick, sexy and stylish Her video for Majid Jordan, the short sweet catchy song takes the viewer on a solo dance party through some of Toronto’s most beautifully designed buildings.
A shout out to Izzy Ehrlich at Rooster Post Production, who edited the video.
Posted January 8, 2015
It’s a great round up of tunes and eye candy, and I’m happy to see work from my friends over at Common Good in the mix – they created the sexy and stylish “Her” for Majid Jordan.
Posted January 5, 2015
The first day back after a long holiday sucks. Long holidays are awesome though.
I’m slowing easing into 2015 with Husky’s new video for their latest single “Saint Joan.”
The video is directed and illustrated by Lucinda Schreiber, who was kind enough to send it my way. Schreiber also directed and animated the great live visuals for Gotye’s “Smoke & Mirrors” – posted below – my fav song from the album. Good stuff.
Posted December 8, 2014
The folks over at Common Good have made this slick and sexy vid for Majid Jordan’s latest, called “Her.” They’ve also been creating some great contact for him on Instagram too – watch a reel of all the clips they’ve done below.
Nice work guys!
Posted December 8, 2014
The song “Paper Planes” has taken off and it’s all thanks to Vapor Music and Walmart’s Holiday campaign.
Developed by Toronto’s Vapor Music, and performed by local artists East of Avenue, the track was created for the retailer’s 2014 holiday TV campaign (see below), which features friends and family coming together to celebrate the festive season.
Right off the bat, “Paper Planes” really resonated with TV viewers. They found the tune to be so catchy that Walmart was flooded by calls from fans wondering about the artist behind the song and where they could find the full length track. That led to Vapor music working with East of Avenue to extrapolate “Paper Planes” and make it available in its entirety on both iTunes and Spotify. The song has turned out to be something of a holiday phenomenon. It’s already been downloaded over 1600 times in just a few short weeks, and is currently sitting at the number five spot on the singer/songwriter chart on iTunes Canada. A “Paper Planes” music video has also been completed and just launched on YouTube (posted above).
Posted October 16, 2014
Ah, isn’t this sweet – a cat fishing, a crow dancing. Um…wait. Enter the earthworm and things start to go terribly wrong. In the most delightfully animated way.
“Earthworm Heart” is the latest music video for the Tom Fun Orchestra, directed by Alasdair + Jock of Trunk.
Found via Little Black Book where there’s more info.