Last weekend a bunch of us gathered at Fall Down Gallery for what was to be a hot, smoky music video shoot for The Love Machine‘s new song “Sorry My Dear”. The video is being made with a string of Vine videos, each 6 seconds in length. I have certainly never seen anything like this before, so the end result will be pretty interesting. With lots of confetti and dancing, I think the shoot was a pretty huge success overall. But wait, The fun isn’t over yet!
The Love Machine, along with Dan Rascal Productions, are allowing fans to get involved by submitting a Vine video of their own to be included in the final cut of the video. Here’s how it works:
1. Follow The Love Machine on Vine (handle: thelovemachine)
2. Fans can then download the song segments from the Dropbox link provided
3. Fans can make their own segment(s) and upload it and hashtag it with #TLMvine
4. The segment submitted is eligible to be in the final product!
Now check out the video teaser that The Love Machine just released!
Here’s TLM’s video description:
“We want YOU to create your own vines for The Love Machine’s newest video – Sorry My Dear.
The first thing you need to do is follow this link to a special Dropbox Folder. Inside are all the goodies you will need to create your own segments which we will review. If we like…then there is a good chance it will make the final cut of the video!
In the Dropbox folder you will find 33 Segmented clips of the entire song. We broke the song down into 6 second partitions and filmed each one. Now we want you to pick your favorite segment and re-create it any way you want. We also included the mastered song so you can think about the video as a whole and well….it makes for a nice gift too!
You’ll also notice that each clip has 3 seconds of quiet and 6 seconds of loudness! We wanted to make sure you recorded on the loud part but we also wanted to give you some time to cue yourself up. Make sure you practice and try to get it as rock solid as possible!
Get creative! Do something zany! We accept parodies of your favorite vines, stop motion whatever whatever!
Once you have your segment finished, don’t forget to tag them so we can see them.
The following was posted by Ottawa pop-punk band The White Wires‘ Facebook page, and it’s awesome. Notice Caylie of Boyhood filling in for Allie Hanlon on drums?! The sound is totally muffled, but the party is all there.
After 4 days, and nearly 100 bands, this year, on the Saturday night of the Ottawa Explosion, at about 2am, some of Ottawa’s finest thought it would be a really good idea to have an after party in Phil’s house…and to get the White Wires to play. Obviously, we agreed. Even though Allie couldn’t make it from California, we got Caylie to fill in on the drums.
At 3am, about 200 people showed up to Phil’s house. and Phil’s house turned out to be an apartment. We did 2 song sets to make sure we could cram it all in. Robot’s Everywhere played 1, the Mandates played 2, and then the White Wires played 1.5 songs.
I’m not kidding, it was hilarious! So much fun. This one will be with me forever. Here’s an idea of how crazy it was!!!
Last night Ottawa indie folk-rock band Little Stella released their new video for their song “Bluff” at the Herd Magazine Issue 03 launch party. With the help of Jack Pine Studios, they got together a great cast of locals to bring this song to life. Little Stella is featured in the magazine’s third issue (written by yours truly) and played a short but sweet set at Mercury Lounge where the crowd was already warmed up from an explosive performance by hip hop madman Jesse Dangerously. They showed the new video before their set, and was greeted with warm praise from the full house upstairs. It’s really exciting to see guys like these make big leaps, and their hard work and dedication shows when they get up on stage. Once again, the Herd Mag release was a huge success! Check out the video below.
Ottawa synth-pop supergroup Silkken Laumann has released their third single from their upcoming album Not Forever Enough, due out this summer. The band, which consists of Acorn frontman Rolf Klausener, local music genius Adam Saikaley, and resident beatmaster Pat Johnson, has been slowly putting out new material and playing shows here in the underground dancenight and DJ scene over the last year. The new track is a great listen, as it pulls from some of Klausener’s creative forces inspired by elecro and dance music. He and his multitalented best friends in Silkken Laumann are building anticipation to their album release, as the three tracks released thus far experiment with different sounds and techniques. Check out the video for the track, which was mixed by Jarrett Bartlett.
Yes, more new music. Last month Ottawa’sRoberta Bondarreleased a teaser video for the first new single from their upcoming full-length release from Bruised Tongue. The song itself is filled with moments of hectic intensity from the band and bellows from frontwoman Lidija Rozitis that provide the perfect preview of what to expect from the new material soundwise. The video was shot on location at the Kichissippi Brewery, and it uses some pretty interesting techniques by Hard Science that I fully do not understand… hence why I’m not in video production. But it really works especially given the nature of RB’s music, which involves a lot of experimentation with sounds, effects and instrumentation. RB will be releasing the album digitally and on cassette March 22, and have planned a shindig to celebrate the release on that night at Cafe Alt on campus at Ottawa U. Cheap beer, good music. Sounds good to me.
Here’s the video and some details about it!
From Roberta Bondar’s upcoming release on
Bruised Tongue (bruisedtongue.com)
!!! AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE TAPE & DIGITALLY: MARCH 22, 2013 !!!
Filmed in one take on January 5, 2013. Performed live and featuring live CRT video feed manipulation.
Directed by Travis Boisvenue.
Concept by Arturo Brisindi (Hard Science) and Travis Boisvenue.
Live video manipulation performed by Hard Science.
Here’s the latest teaser from one of Ottawa’s most dynamic, talented and intense acts, Roberta Bondar. The video features drummer Tyler Goodman and a preview of Night Danger, but not much music to please our ears until new material from their upcoming album comes out in the near future. Roberta Bondar is coming off a huge opening performance for The Acorn at the Black Sheep Inn on January 25, where they blew the sold-out crowd away with permeating music that could be heard throughout all of Wakefield. The video is directed by Travis Boisvenue.
Check out this brand new video by Partus Films for Claude Munson & The Storm Outside’s (Up & Up Music) song “Driftwood”. This is the first song released from their upcoming EP, which will be coming out at next week’s release party at Mercury Lounge on December 20th. The video really compliments the beauty of the song well, using an intricate stop-motion technique that must have taken a lot of time to film.
Here’s the press release along with the video. Have a look!
We are proud to present Driftwood; a stop motion adventure that takes you from the shores of a seaside village to the depths of the imagination. The video breaks wave with the release of Claude Munson & The Storm Outside’s self-titled debut. We wanted to craft something that embodied the underlying tone of the album; a vessel of maritime imagery, magical vistas and of course, the conflict of a storm burning both within and beyond. Follow a young boy whose loneliness is doused by the comforts of a ghostly entourage and discover an artist’s music that has the power to lift you above your storm.
Driftwood is a Partus Film
Video produced by Claude Munson & Craig Allen Conoley
Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Rose & the Thorns at the ‘4in1’ October Session, and was really happy with how well they fit into the afternoon. With the imminent release of their double-CD Seasons at hand, the band has released a new video for the song “Wild Wind”. We’ll be looking forward to hearing more songs from Seasons, and maybe even a few more videos too. Take a look:
Here’s a great new video for the opening track “Light Years”, from her new album This is How We Swim. Don’t forgot to see her play tomorrow night (Oct. 18) at Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield along with Kite Hill, Blue Hibou and Kim Barlow.
In this second installment of our two-part interview with Polaris Prize shortlist nominee Cadence Weapon, he discusses his philosophy towards songwriting, how community has impacted and influenced his music, and some of the unique characteristics of his album Hope in Dirt City.
Along with exclusive live footage from his performance at the Arboretum Music+Arts Festival, Rollie opens up about why keeping himself free from genre confines has opened up infinite possibilities for him to continue his reign as a ‘sonic pioneer’ and also to attract new audiences to his brand of hip hop.
Anyone who has seen him perform quickly realizes that he seems to light up the stage. His performance at Arboretum was electrifying and completely in line with the spirit of the festival. Bringing enthusiasm and lyrical mazes to an already amped up audience made for a climactic set, as everyone countered the cold air of the night with beat-driven movements inspired by Cadence Weapon himself. I think that if it were possible, he would have had us all up there for an all-out stage party.
Here is Part 2 of our interview with Rollie:
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