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.”