Showing posts with label music video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music video. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2016

Music Video: Air Traffic Controller “On The Wire”

Purchase 'Black Box' from Air Traffic Controller now.

Air Traffic Controller has released the newest music video associated with their 2016 ‘Black Box’ album. (We thoroughly enjoyed the band's previous music video for "The House" last fall). The audio/visual is for track “On The Wire”, originally premiering on Bullet Media and written and directed by Olivia Saperstein and Max Lapointe.

The video depicts a young woman who has had enough of her unhinged relationship and joins up with another spirited wonder on her adventure to experience life in the now. “On The Wire” evokes feelings of relief and freedom, spotted with the tinge of uncertainty as the two characters embark on whatever is to come next. 

Air Traffic Controller kicks off their summer tour next week, stopping in Lowell, MA on July 15th and Portsmouth, NH on August 6th. View the full tour dates.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Organ Beats Give You a Taste of What is Yet to Come with the 'Only Human' EP

"[‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans
to show them what we've been working on.”

The Organ Beats’ 3-song EP ‘Only Human’ is a satisfying dose of power pop. Focusing on quality vs. quantity, we get an energetic title track, a memorable ballad, plus a remastered version of “When We Were Young” for that nostalgic teenage love kick. “We went with the EP for now because we've been experimenting with recording on our own and had these songs in the bag,” the band tells Bishop & Rook. “We definitely plan on a full length in time. [‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans to show them what we've been working on.” ‘Only Human’ was produced by Alex Fiorentino at Doghouse East Studios and Mastered by Nick Z. at New Alliance East.

Standout track for this teaser EP is “Crazy Eyes” with an insane three-and-a-half minutes of reverb capping off the seven minute song. We can only hope the live version is just as epic.

A music video for the title track accompanies the release and features the band experiencing a galactic fantasy before crashing landing in "Waltham, MA, Urth" (shot, directed, edited and animated by Tim Dennesen of Punchdance Inc. and originally premiering on BlankTV).

'Only Human' is available on Bandcamp for $3. You can also download the band's full discography for $17.55 (35% savings). Follow The Organ Beats on Facebook and visit the band's official website for additional release information and upcoming show announcements.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Good, Clean, Honest Face Fun – One Local Label’s Approach at Supporting Independent Music

Worcester-based startup label, Honest Face Records, is offering its latest production, a moody 4-song split with progressive indie/emo bands, oldsoul (Lowell) and Speirs (Rochester, NY), on Bandcamp at a name your price donation.

A label that doesn’t necessarily “sign” bands, Honest Face releases enjoyable music that needs to be heard, without requiring any long-term agreement from the bands. Honest. Their current list of affiliate artists include several acts of the indie, rock, alt, punk, and/or emo variety including oldsoul, Sleeping Patterns, and JANK (PA).

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Music Video: Dead Trains "County Road Bound/Mean Town Blues"

See Dead Trains February 22nd at Charlie's Kitchen, Harvard Square

Dead Trains, Boston’s self-proclaimed punk blues band, is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and maybe most likely went through a weird metal phase in high school. Primus meets Tigerman Woah, Dead Trains utilizes irregular chord progressions, swift tempo changes, and pulsing bass and guitar lines to create frantic, slightly unstable, rock and roll with a twangy swagger.

In anticipation of the upcoming 7-track LP, ‘Country Road Bound’ (set to be released later this month and featuring two previously recorded songs off of 2015's 32/20), Dead Trains has released a music video for the first single “County Road Bound/Mean Town Blues” (directed by Humar Miranda and originally premiered on Dying Scene) which is available to purchase on Bandcamp now.

Catch Dead Trains live on Monday, February 22nd with Lesser Knowns and The Shallow End Divers at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square - $5 // 21+ with ID // 9PM (event details) and follow the band on Facebook for additional release information.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Director Ben Phillippo Teams Up with Dream Pop Band Gem Club to Create Tragic Poetry

Watch the official music video for "Speech of Foxes" now.

Airy and placid, Gem Club’s “Speech of Foxes” is an example of how a simple song can be the perfect canvas for interpretation, and how the marriage of audio and visual can create the necessary ballast to a piece of work. “The track really resonated with me on a personal level,” Director Ben Phillippo explains. “I wanted to create visuals that explored loss in a symbolic way, depicting something poetic as well as tragic. I imagined a wooden man, and how vulnerable and fragile he might be if exposed to fire, and the concept grew from there.”

The wooden man evolved into weathered flesh and blood, as the main character (played by Jack Goldman) demonstrates how connected we are to memories and experiences in the official music video for “Speed of Foxes” off Gem Club’s 2014 ‘In Roses’ (Hardly Art). Both solemn and satisfying, we travel the journey of a man's life has he reflects on the past. “It snowed unexpectedly on the day, and we rolled with it-- I'm glad we did, because it took the drama up a notch,” Phillippo added.

Local artists interested in working with Ben and his team can find contact details at

Purchase ‘In Roses’ by Somerville dream pop band Gem Club at most online retailers including Bandcamp - $10 digital, $11 CD, $16 double vinyl with digital download code.

Director/VFX: ­ Ben Phillippo
Producers: ­ Cara Campanelli and Katherine Griwert
Cinematographer: ­ Frank Mobilio
Colorist: ­ Bryan Smaller
Starring: Jack Goldman

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Air Traffic Controller Releases Music Video + Tour Dates

See Air Traffic Controller at BMH on November 30th.

In the spirit of family holidays, here is an endearing, poppy video for you. Boston’s Air Traffic Controller releases the music video for “The House” off of the band’s next studio album (originally debuting on MTVU and written/directed by Michael Parks Randa and filmed on location in Randa's hometown of Sherborn, MA). “It's a true story about Dave [Munro] growing up in greater Boston, Brady Bunch style, and I'm sure it will bring a smile to your face.” It did. We also have the overwhelming urge to throw glitter. And Paris Peterson is our spirit animal. "The House” accompanies new songs “People Watching” and “On the Wire” – all of which have been featured on Spotify’s official New Music Tuesday playlist.

See ATC during their all ages show at Brighton Music Hall on Monday, November 30th with Jared & The Mill and Amy and the Enginepurchase tickets here.

Full Tour Dates:

11/27 - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. - Purcellville, VA
11/28 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
11/29 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
11/30 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
12/2 - The Cave - Toronto, ON
12/3 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
12/5 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
12/6 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/7 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
12/8 - On Air - 89.9 WLCA St. Louis
12/8 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
12/9 - Albert S George Youth Center - Barnesville, OH

Monday, November 16, 2015

Video Premiere: Bundles - “Dead Reckoning”

Getting sounds in the Rubber Tracks studio. (image credit)

We’re excited to premier Bundles’ music video for “Dead Reckoning” off their soon-to-be-released record. The 2:26 video (created by John Schoeck and Mike Silva) highlights the band’s Converse Rubber Tracks experience back in August.

“We got to the studio around 11am and I think had finished basic tracking by 1pm and were out of there with a finished, mixed track by 5pm. The staff was super friendly and very easy to work with,” Bundles bassist Brain Jones recalls. The song was later re-mixed and mastered with the band’s producer, Dave Age (Favorite Atomic Hero) at his studio Union Digital.

“Dead Reckoning” is one of two tracks premiered by the band earlier this fall. Although talks have been initiated on how the record will be released, Bundles’ sophomore EP has yet to have an official release date. But, per Jones, the band would “love to chat” with anyone interested in working with the band.

See Bundles at ONCE in Somerville on November 20th and at the Quincy Sons of Italy for a benefit show on November 25th. Details below. Listen to a more in-depth recap of what went down in the Rubber Tracks studios via the band’s guest DJ episode on Mutiny on the Microphone podcast. Follow Bundles on Facebook and Twitter for additional show and release information.

Upcoming Shows:

November 20th at ONCE :: with Alarms, Garbage Cans of Fire

November 25th at Quincy Sons of Italy :: with Jesse Ahern, The Coalition, Alarms, Cactus Attack and Mike McColgan and Friends

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Choke Up Stripped Down - Post Hardcore Punk Goes Acoustic

Choke Up gets unplugged, makes us feel feelings.

Choke Up has announced the pending series release of acoustic versions of their infamous post hardcore songs. The first video was put out earlier this week, a stripped down version of “Wildflower” off their 2015 LP ‘Black Coffee, Bad Habits’.

Fans of the band may have already figured out that Choke Up unplugged is a valuable listening experience with a number of acoustic tracks on the 2013 EP ‘Pilot Passenger / Joaquin Murietta’ and ‘Black Coffee, Bad Habits’’ ending track “Dry Out”.

Lifting the veil of the intense audio assault of a typical live show, and taking a page from the band’s early years of living room sets, these acoustic versions highlight the poetic beauty and intuitive writing skills that contribute to the faultless foundation of a Choke Up song.

You can see Choke Up live and loud at O'Brien's Pub this Sunday, November 8th with After the Fall (NY), Raw Blow and Youth Funeral. 18+ // 8PM // $8. Event details.

Choke Up | Wildflower | Format Audio Sessions from Mason Marino on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kurt von Stetten Plays All of the Instruments in Music Video for “Spanish Ship” Off ‘Bon Fortuna’, Out Now

Grab your digital copy of 'Bon Fortuna' now.

Kurt von Stetten’s 10th solo album, ‘Bon Fortuna’, is now available via Static Motor Recordings as a digital download for $7. Watch the music video for first track “Spanish Ships” below. Since 2006 von Stetten has released a full-length album every year on which he plays every instrument.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Born Without Bones Acoustic Video + Show Dates

Born Without Bones' frontman Scott Ayotte recently worked with Table Three Media to produce a music video of an acoustic version of “Rough Terrain” off the band’s 2013 LP ‘Baby’ (Animal Style Records). The band is currently on their own fall tour, with a homecoming show on 10/17 in Worcester, but has already announced they have picked up a few east coast dates on the Dead Leaves and PINE fall tour in November, including 11/14 at The Democracy Center (see details above). Follow Born Without Bones on Facebook for additional show information.

Table Three Media is a media production company comprised of talented individuals, each with experience in various branches of the media arts including photography, video, printmaking, graphic design, web design and social media marketing. The culminating point of this organization is to utilize creative collaboration to efficiently provide artists in the music industry with the resources they need to produce album packaging, promotional photo shoots, music videos, social media bases, and general press kits for media advancement. In short, they make awesome things with awesome people. Holla at em.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Trophy Lungs Premier Music Video for “Bathroom Graffiti”

Trophy Lungs premiered the music video for “Bathroom Graffiti” off their debut full-length ‘Day Jobs’ on Absolute Punk today.

“I'm crazy excited for this video to come out. We had the chance to invite some of our friends out and pay tribute to people in their lives who've passed away”, guitarist/singer Kevin Bogart told Bishop & Rook back in August. “I'm super thankful for everyone who was a part of it.”

Purchase ‘Day Jobs’ via Antique Records now. Follow the band on Facebook for upcoming show information.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Beware the Dangers of a Squid of Impending Doom - Guillermo Sexo Premiers Music Video for "Graffiti Sky"

Boston shoegaze band Guillermo Sexo amp up the music video game with an elaborate jaunt into space.

Shoegazers turn stargazers with the help of director Adam Depalma in the latest Guillermo Sexo music video for “Graffiti Sky” (originally premiered on off of the band’s sixth full-length ‘Eclipse’, due out this fall via Midriff Records. Transforming a vacant apartment into an intergalactic setting, a solitary astronaut must navigate orbiting obstacles like a Squid of Impending Doom and a black hole on his one-way mission through the lonely depths of space.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Boston's Burning 3 - 3 Days of Punk Rock

Boston's Burning 3 - Semi-annual punk rock show this weekend.

Boston's Burning is a semi-annual series of punk rock shows held to-date at the Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The event features 4 shows in 3 days (Saturday gets an all-ages matinee set and evening 21+ set) of some of the area's premier punx including Lenny Lashley, The Drax, Duck & Cover, Bundles and Warn the Duke (check out their video for "Harry O'Donnell" below). Tickets will be $10 per show. Get full details via the official Facebook event page.

Friday, September 18th (night):
21+ // $10 // 9PM

Saturday, September 19th (afternoon):
All Ages // $10 // 4PM // Online tickets

Saturday, September 19th (night):
21+ // $10 // 9PM / Online tickets

Sunday, September 20th (afternoon):
All Ages // $10 // 4PM // Online tickets
time and place (records release show)
Scrimmy and the Bingo Wings

Monday, September 14, 2015

TKO – Jargon Party Premiers Music Video For “Surf Rock Anthem Number 7”

Jargon Party experiences death by video game in their debut music video.

Portland, ME surf rockers Jargon Party lose the game in their debut music video for the first single "Surf Rock Anthem Number 7" off their upcoming full-length (release date TBD).

Filmed by Jason Boasch (Red Stallion Media) on location at Arcadia National Bar in Portland, ME, temptation of the game gets the best of the band in this grainy, electrified music video. One by one the band wonders off to compete and ultimately succumb to defeat, leaving the lone singer chanting “There’s nothing left”, before he too is annihilated.

“We're pretty avid gamers of all varieties so we thought it would be fun to combine the two. We wanted the video to have a bit of an arcade feel…kind of like a game within a game, with each of us having our own battles,” singer/guitarist Zach Lewis tells Bishop & Rook. “When each of us ultimately loses, our characters reset, waiting for the game to start again as whichever totem or avatar that we'd selected.” Drummer Jake Erskine's day job of pinball repairman at Arcadia made for a perfect filming location.

Originally created as a solo project by Zach Lewis in Brooklyn in 2012, Jargon Party is now based out of Portland, Maine and operates as a 4-piece with Zach Lewis, Eric Schnare, Dustin Graham, and Jake Erskine. 

You can download your free copy of "Surf Rock Anthem Number 7" via Bandcamp (at a name your price donation). Follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for show dates and additional release information.

Upcoming Jargon Party Shows:
October 8th - Ralph's Diner, Worcester
October 9th - Fran's Place, Lynn
October 10th - Northeastern University
October 11th - O'Briens, Allston with The Versa Contrast, Black Hatch and Super Hide - presented by Lysten Boston

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Soft Cactus In The House - Stream Their Music Video Series ‘In The Living Room’

Soft Cactus in the house. Stream the 7-music video series on YouTube now.

New definition of 'house band', Lowell’s R&B rock band Soft Cactus has released a self-produced series of 7 music videos entitled "In The Living Room", shot in their guitarist, Max Nickou’s mother’s living room. It's all pretty self explanatory. You can view all 7 videos on the band’s YouTube channel and download “In The Living Room” for free (at a name your price donation) on Bandcamp.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Video Premiere – Horse Mode “Jazz and IPAs”

Download 'All You Ever Talk About Is Jazz', the debut full-length from Horse Mode.

Lowell’s instrumental melodic rock band, Horse Mode, premieres their debut music video for “Jazz and IPAs” (directed by Shawn Thomas) off of their first full-length, ‘All You Ever Talk About is Jazz’ released earlier this summer via Ocelot Records.

The 9-track album is available for download on Bandcamp at a name your price donation. Catch Horse Mode on September 18th at UnchARTed in Lowell with Audrey Can’t Die and Nashoba. And follow the band on Facebook for additional show dates.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Restless Atlantic Release Music Video for “Hugh Jackman”

Portland, ME's emo pop punkers, The Restless Atlantic.

Portland, ME’s emo pop punk band, The Restless Atlantic, have released the music video for “Hugh Jackman” (directed by Corey Norman), the second single from their debut album ‘CHASM released earlier this spring.

Watch as the band provides a chilling soundtrack to a morbid scene of a double suicide gone wrong.

Follow The Restless Atlantic on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and show dates, and stream / purchase ‘Chasm’ today.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Music Video: Bellwire "Time Out"

Download 'Time Out' for free (at a name your price donation) now.

Boston garage/powerpop band Bellwire demonstrates their reckless use of scissors in the newest music video "Time Out", produced by Ben Bocko.

The single is the second track to be released off their future full-length, due out spring of 2016, produced by Elio DeLuca (Titus Andronicus, Hallelujah the Hills) and supported by Spark and Fizz Records. The LP is a follow up to February’s ‘Following the Plan’ 7”, available for purchase on Bandcamp now.

Bellwire will set out on tour, presumably to be filled with ‘spazz and jangle’, this October and again next spring, but before all that, you can catch them at PA’s Lounge on July 23rd (event details) and O’Brien’s Pub August 28th plus snag your copy of "Time Out" for free

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bent Shapes & Aloud Play Emerson's BLACK BOX SOUNDS July 24th

See Bent Shapes July 24th. Tickets available now.

ArtsEmerson, under the leadership of Polly Carl, David Dower, and David Howse, announces BLACK BOX SOUNDS, the continuation of the successful live music concert series that previously featured the likes of Tigerman WOAH, Faces on Film and Sidewalk Driver, under a new name, with new concerts that will extend through the next year. The first of which is Friday, July 24, 2015 featuring Bent Shapes, Aloud, and Tommy Palmer (of Babydriver) at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Emerson/Paramount Center, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchases online.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The I Want You 'Coast' EP Release Party

Nothing says party like a late night party.
This Saturday, June 27th, Eye Design and Firebrand Saints present The I Want You 'Coast' EP Record Release Party with Hands and Knees, The Four Point Restraints and 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble participant Psychic Dog.

$5//9:30PM//21+ (full event details)

Check out the new music video for title track "Coast" below (which, if you are fond of the most recent Spoon stuff, this will be your jam), premiered earlier this week on Vanyaland.

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