It’s been a really long time since I have posted anything in this blog let alone making any videos. That changes today.
At this moment, I’ve released the music video for Dystopian Futures. This is the title track from their upcoming EP Low Arts. This was the first video I made that is in black and white. I had fun filming and editing as I threw in some stealth puns while also satirizing various current events.
Here are my friends Oceans & Oceans playing their famous intro song at the Next Wave Art Festival.
Throwback Thursday time!
These would be my friends in Trocar Buttons. They were an experimental rock quartet who uses guitar, bass, drums, and viola to make these arty soundscapes.
Check out their EP: https://trocarbuttons.bandcamp.com/
Here’s a #TBT video from 2014!
These are my buddies in Oceans and Oceans playing what was then a new song, and I caught the debut of it. This song has such a funny title, not going to lie.
Here’s one of the most recent videos I’ve filmed.
This is El Socko. They are a band who uses surrealist humor and performance pieces in between their songs. At this show, they used cardboard buildings, Godzilla costumes, pink ukuleles, Sin Cara (yes, as in the WWE luchador wrestler) masks, and sun costumes. It was a whirlwind of fun and trippiness.
Welcome to another Throwback Thursday installment!
I actually made these videos only a few months before starting an Autumn Peal blog. This trio is Lower Automation. They’re a mathcore band from Wheaton, IL. I’ve known Derek (lead singer/guitarist) for years with his old band Counterfeit I back when I was more active in the music scene. It was great seeing this new music with this current project.
Here’s this week’s collection of #TBT photos.
This is from late 2009 when some old friends of mine by the name of Renae came to Elgin to play a show at the former Mad Maggie’s. They are a post-punk/hardcore band from Hillsboro, IL (near Springfield). I’ve seen them several times back in their heyday, but they broke up years ago.
However, their memory lives on. Feel free to download their music. http://renae.bandcamp.com.