Using footage from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, chosen by Greg Reynaud (aka Midway In Wake), I created this lyric video for the song “Your Majesty,” which follows the lyrical themes of the track, which is about a soldier who’s been dispatched to a catastrophe to provide information about what took place.
For the album art for Oxfist’s “Greetings From Bombay Beach” I comped together a photo from the nuclear tests in the Bikini Atolls and another photo I shot at sunset in Oregon.
I watched nearly real-time coverage of the Charlottesville travesty thanks to Periscope and Twitter, and I had to express my disgust in some type of creative way. Thus began the fictional all white hip-hop crew, ‘Crackas Wit’ Attitude,’ who’s debut album was nothing but white noise.
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.