Narrative: A man searches for a lost love.
Performance: The band plays in a brown room.
Song: Big, sweeping, blah.
Why You Should Watch It: The earth tone/dirt/mud color scheme and song blend together into a muddy swirl of “meh” for me. Blame the genre, I don’t love the Saosin post-hardcore stuff – though the production here’s pristine. What I really want to feature with this video is the band’s performance. Conceptually it’s nothing special, but visually it’s such a change of pace from the usual high energy, quick cutting, handheld feel that usually accompanies smaller bands’ performances.
Here, by staging the band in seats to start, the director builds a tension that releases when the lead singer springs to his feet at 2:07. When the rest of the band follows at 3:41, we can see how tight they are as a unit. The camera points it out; lingering in long, slow dolly shots. These guys play with energy, with passion and with precision.
Good on them. So many bands with flashy videos don’t even bother to get that right.
Chris Cullari | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles |@Chris_Cullari | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC |
Posted in Independent Film, Music, Tech, Video
Tagged Great, Performance, post-hardcore, rock, saosin, the orphan, the poet, tight
Much hyped & praised Irish Label The Richter Collective are really making waves in Ireland & Europe.
Brief History : The Richter Collective is the result of two independent labels (Armed Ambitions & Popular Records) coming together after a series of split label releases. The label is owned and operated by Michael Roe and Barry Lennon. The label has it roots steeped in the Irish DIY scene and try to achieve as much as possible through independent channels. The label itself operates like a large family with members of different bands chipping in with whatever skills they have to spread our music.
Label Roster : Adebisi Shank, ASIWYFA, BATS, Continuous Battle of Order, Enemies, Hands up who Wants to Die, Jogging, Logikparty, Marvins Revolt (RIP), Not Squares, Redneck Manifesto, Squarehead, The Vinny Club
By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
Posted in Independent Music, Music, New Music
Tagged adebisi shanke, asiwyfa, bats, cboo, dublin, enemies, Hardcore, instrumental, Ireland, logikparty, post-hardcore, redneck manifesto, richter collective, rock, squarehead
For those of you who don’t know Pierce The Veil , this four-piece rock group out of San Diego and has created quite a buzz for itself over the last few years. Having released two studio albums and having played at numerous festivals (SXSW and Warped Tour, notably), their future looks awfully bright. Check out their single “Caraphernelia” from their latest album, Selfish Machines.
Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC