HARI KONDABOLU ‘MAINSTREAM AMERICAN COMIC’ (TRAILER)
Hari Kondabolu decided to record his second album for Kill Rock Stars in Portland, Oregon against the advice and some gentle(?) ribbing from his old Seattle friends. ‘Mainstream American Comic’ was born over the course of two evenings and three shows at Mississippi Studios, and this clip was plucked off the cutting room floor to promote the album.
SECOND LETTER “RUINS” (TRAILER)
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.
IAN KARMEL “HOT SAUCE & NAPKINS” (LIVE CLIP)
With shows like Portlandia, Chelsea Lately, and The Late Show With James Cordon on his resume, it should come as no surprise that Ian Karmel’s debut stand-up record on Kill Rock Stars is a side splitter. Taped in one evening at Mississippi Studios, ‘9.2 On Pitchfork’ riffs on drunken cravings and murderous rampages fueled by hunger and bewilderment at some people’s stupidity.
SECOND LETTER “DEAD EMBLEMS” (TRAILER)
ART OF BALLISTICS “TAKE IT ON FAITH” (MUSIC VIDEO)
Given “Take It On Faith”‘s heavy use of NASA samples, and the EP’s overall “conspiracy” theme, it made sense to create a montage of vintage sci-fi and official state documentation that blurs the lines between what is real — and what has yet to be.
ART OF BALLISTICS “THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW” (MUSIC VIDEO)
SLINT “SPIDERLAND IN 2.5D” (ANIMATION)
In addition to designing the cinema poster for ‘Breadcrumb Trail,’ Lance Bangs’ documentary film about the popular Louisville band ‘Slint,’ I also created this short 2.5D interpretation of the band’s hallmark album, “Spiderland.”
CAMERON ESPOSITO “GUACAMOLE” (LIVE CLIP)
In this piece from “Same Sex Symbol,” Cameron Esposito explains the virtues of living in a place with a diverse, and in some cases completely divergent, mode of thought. Call is a fresh take on tomato tomatoe / potato potatoe argument.
CAMERON ESPOSITO “WOMAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP WITH MEN” (LIVE CLIP)
In this clip from Cameron Esposito’s ‘Same Sex Symbol,’ she recounts the time when an audience member decided to point out the obvious… that she doesn’t look like the type of woman who sleeps with men. The main question here being, was it the haircut or the vest that gave her away?