Dana Gould (Simpsons, Seinfeld, Stan Against Evil) recorded his Kill Rock Stars debut, ‘Mr. Funny Man,’ in the always pleasurable Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA on May 3, 2017. I had the pleasure of working with Dana to comp the evening’s two shows into one cohesive hour that was completely airtight. If you’ve ever […]
Using some footage that I shot in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, on some Independence Day, many years ago, I put together this lyric video for Elliott Smith’s “Bottle Up And Explode! (Alternate Version),” which appears on the bonus disc of the recently released “Either/Or: Expanded Edition.”
During the remixing and mastering process of Elliott Smith’s ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition,’ Larry Crane dug portions of the Elliott Smith archive out of storage to check new mixes against old, etc. While the tapes were in town, I set-up a shoot with them at Jackpot! Studios. One of my photos ended up in the final packaging, and the same one appeared in issue #118 of Tape Op Magazine.
Using the previously unreleased track “I Figured You Out” (debuted at The New York Times) and a handful of previously unseen photos of ‘Either/Or’ era Elliott Smith — taken from the personal archive of original publicist, Felice Ecker — I made a short trailer for the ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition’ package.
Second Letter’s second single, “Ruins,” finds the band exploring new tempos and more upbeat melodies, but the lyrical content keeps the song grounded in the realities of the day.
In this bit from “Solid Gold,” (premiered at Interrobang!) Amy Miller talks about the benefits and drawbacks of dating a millennial long distance, and how she stacks up against other women, in general. She knows that she’s a “trophy” too, but she may not thinking about the kind of trophy that you are.
Nathan Brannon recorded his Kill Rock Stars debut ‘Because’ at the Alberta St. Pub over the course of two shows in early 2016. In addition to filming the evening, I also worked directly with Nathan to comp together the best elements of both show’s audio into one cohesive element that captured the spirit and vibe of the evening and material.
Knowing what Oxfist had on tap for this particular DJ night, it was safe to say that there were some folks there who were gonna get their face melted off with the selections.
The lead single from Rhea Butcher’s debut album, ‘Butcher,’ entitled “Haircuts & Flight Attendants” gives us a vignette into the daily life of Rhea — as she’s continually mis-gendered and questioned about her age due to her appearance.
I spent two days at Pickathon 2016 with The Future of What crew and snapped a few promo shots between interviews.
Hari Kondabolu decided to record his second album for Kill Rock Stars in Portland, despite the fact that his Seattle friends “berated” him for doing so. Over the course of two evenings and three shows at Mississippi Studios, ‘Mainstream American Comic’ was born.
The final artwork for Second Letter‘s “Ruins” gives a nod to the famous Audre Lorde’s quote, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
The trailer for Second Letter’s “Ruins” takes a tounge-in-cheek approach to marketing downloads in a streaming world, reminding folks that there is no ownership attached to Spotify playlist.
The art for Second Letter‘s “Dead Emblems” speaks directly to the concept of war and the continuum between resource discovery, mineral extraction, refining, manufacturing, delivery and expenditure.
Given “Take It On Faith”‘s heavy use of NASA samples, and the overall “conspiracy” theme to Art of Ballistics‘ ‘REX 84,’ it made sense to create a montage of vintage sci-fi and official state documentation that kinda blurs the lines between what’s real, what’s possible, and what has yet to be.