In the opening moments of her album, ‘Pasta,’ comedian Emily Heller explains why she makes jokes at awkward times, and why she’s fallen silent in the age of Trump.
FRANGELA “POP-UP PROTEST” (LIVE CLIP)
Comedy duo, Frangela, talk a lot about the current political climate on their Kill Rock Stars debut, ‘Resist!,’ but this piece isn’t just leftist whining… it offers a profound suggestion on how to navigate the day to day.
KINSKI “GUEST GIRL VOCALIST” (MUSIC VIDEO)
Released just ahead of the band’s eighth (or nineth?) record, ‘Accustomed To Your Face,’ the video for Kinski’s “Guest Girl Vocalist” captures the band in their raw, natural state on stage thanks to footage shot by Matt Howl, and the quick edits and post-production trickery that I brought to the table.
HORSE FEATHERS “FALL TOUR 2018” (TRAILER)
After touring the U.S. throughout the spring and summer of 2018, Horse Feathers returned to Oregon to play a handful of shows with their Astoria compatriots Blind Pilot. I caught up with the band at their Aladdin Theatre show in Portland, and shot their full show with my phone, and turned the footage into the tour trailer you see above.
OXFIST “THE GHOST OF GUS GRISSOM” (MUSIC VIDEO)
The music video for “The Ghost of Gus Grissom” speaks to the former astronaut’s final hours, alongside his fellow Apollo I space crew. Given the fact that the song was originally described as a “funeral dirge for cyborgs,” it made sense to pay homage to someone in the early days of the space program, especially one who was so mechanically adept.
MIDWAY IN WAKE “YOUR MAJESTY” (LYRIC VIDEO)
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.
OXFIST “WELCOME TO BOMBAY BEACH” (TRAILER)
MIDWAY IN WAKE “THEY’LL COME FOR US” (Lyric Video)
Using footage selected and sync’d by Greg Reynaud (aka Midway In Wake), I made this lyric video for the song “They’ll Come For Us,” which is the first single of his second record — a concept album entitled, “Heirs To The Storm.”
ELLIOTT SMITH “BOTTLE UP AND EXPLODE (ALTERNATE VERSION)” (LYRIC VIDEO)
Using some older footage that I shot during a July 4th celebration, I created this lyric video for Elliott Smith’s “Bottle Up and Explode (Alternate Version)” that was released as part of the ‘Either/Or : Expanded Edition’ album released in 2017.