Check out the new video above for Small Black’s “Photojournalist” from their latest album New Chain. While filming the video, Small Black and director Yoonha Park, played with the idea of photo vs. memory. The band and director spent a full day shooting with one actress and followed up a few weeks later with a different actress, attempting to recreate the exact same shoot from memory without referring to the earlier footage.
In other news, Small Black is heading to South By Southwest this year, and will be playing dates with Cults, Sun Airway, and Toro Y Moi on their way to the festival. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.
Years ago when I saw my first Takeaway Show video of Arcade Fire performing in an elevator I was utterly shocked and amazed. It took the concept of the music video to a whole new level, and it quickly ushered in a new paradigm for Internet music videos. Since then many have sought to capture the intimacy, artistry, and spontaneity of the Takeaway Show produced, unfortunately most have fallen short. Today I was made a believer again.
This morning Gothamist in partnership with the team at Foglight Films released a series of two videos recorded with Small Black at the abandoned building at 5 Beekman street, a building that has taken on legendary proportions in recent years in New York. Shot in the building’s five-story open air atrium caped by a gorgeous glass dome, the setting for this shoot is both mysterious and magical, not to mention acoustically mesmerizing. Filling this amazing space with sound, Small Black perform a perfectly stripped down version of “Camouflage” before retreating into the building’s interior to perform “Light Curse” while sitting in the round. View the first video above and check out the second after the jump.
Check out the above video of Small Black performing “Goons” from their new album New Chain courtesy of Fader Magazine. Shot in intimate environs, “Goons” still sounds massive. Head on over to Fader’s Website to see additional videos of Small Black performing “Photojournalist” and “Camouflage.” And if you haven’t seen it already, you can catch a special POV video shoot with Small Black performing at CMJ where you can pick from six different camera angles. You can find that video right HERE.
Peter Wolf Crier has once again teamed up with the visionaires at Northern Outpost, putting together a new video for“Down Down Down.” After collaborating with Peter Wolf Crier on the “Hard As Nails” video earlier this year, Northern Outpost once again finds the maximal effect in minimal elements for “Down Down Down.” Incorporating simple black and white lighting and a scrolling film reel effect, this video captures the fluid, but heavy feel of the song.
Coming into the home stretch of 2010, Peter Wolf Crier are still going strong. Right on the heels of a great tour with Midlake and Rogue Wave, Peter Wolf Crier will start their fall tour with Dawes and on some dates Vetiver. From there they’ll finish out the year with their first tour of the UK. Full tour dates after the jump.
If you weren’t afraid of the dentist before, now you will be! In Julie Doiron’s new video for “Consolation Prize,” Fred Squire plays the frightening dentist pointing sharp objects at Julie Doiron’s gums. Luckily, Doiron manages to escape the dentist chair by fending him off with a novelty-sized toothbrush, but not before losing a very magical tooth! The best music video to incorporate dental hygiene, ever.
We are proud to announce a second free mp3 from Doiron’s lo-fi masterpiece I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, the melodic and optimistic “When Brakes Get Wet.” Download HERE.
Jagjaguwar has long known that Julie Doiron is a Canadian National Treasure, but here is proof: June 7th in Bruno, Saskatchewan was declared Julie Doiron Day. The mayor presented her name on a bench, and we are so happy that someone was there to film it.
We have a great video of Doiron performing a solo set at Bob Boilen’s desk for a “Tiny Desk Concert” and the staff of National Public Radio. Musicians who want to rock NPR’s office have to turn down their amps, and luckily Julie can offer a killer performance at low volumes. Watch (and embed) her Tiny Desk Concert at NPR.
Back in March at SXSW, Julie Doiron and Fred Squire met our friends from the Quad Cities and recorded a Daytrotter session. We encouraged them to rock out as hard as they could for as early in the morning as it was. Results: tremendous. Download it HERE.
Doiron will be performing with in Eric’s Trip, with her own band, and with Mt. Eerie at this year’s Sappy Fest in Sackville, NB. Lucky Canucks and Brits can find the tour dates HERE.