April 18, 2012 by Steph
Kalem and I had so much fun making this video with Tic Tic Boom! I’ve gotten to know the front-duo Mike and Leilani of this dark synth pop band pretty well over the last year and they’re really great to work with.
We wanted to create something a bit more than a live session, but not quite a music video for the acoustic version of the track “The Open” from the band’s sophomore EP Reasons & Rhymes. What we ended up with is what we’re calling a “b-sides video” for this b-side track and I hope you enjoy it!
We filmed all outside of Mike and Leilani’s apartment in Hollywood, California and inside their home studio.
Category Music Videos | Tags: b-sides video,dark pop,Los Angeles,premiere,synth pop,Tic Tic Boom! | 1 Comment
February 4, 2012 by Steph
Choir of Young Believers from Denmark is sci-fi pop with 80s/Joy Division undertones. The beats are muted and the synth is prominent on “Patricia’s Thirst.” “Nye Nummer Et” takes a wholer, more cinematic tone, swelling with a violin and minor-key falsetto, bordering on Active-Child indie-opratic.
Their sophomore album Rhine Gold will be released March 20 on Ghostly International and they’ll be on a U.S. tour this Spring. See them in L.A. at The Echo on March 9th.
From Stereogum – “Patricia’s Thirst”
From Paste premiere – “Nye Nummer Et”
03.09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03.12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.14 – Austin, TX @ Club Deville (Ghostly International Showcase)
03.15 – Austin, TX @ Mellow Johnny’s (KEXP Session)
03.16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Category Features, Tracks | Tags: 80s pop,Choir of Young Believers,Denmark,synth pop | No Comments