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.
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.
HARI KONDABOLU “BOYS WILL BE BOYS” (LIVE CLIP)
This clip was taken from the live recording of Hari Kondabolu’s second album, ‘Mainstream American Comic,’ at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. The bit’s focal point is toxic masculinity, and what can, or should be assumed when people say “Boys Will Be Boys.”
ELLIOTT SMITH ‘EITHER/OR: EXPANDED EDITION’ (TRAILER)
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.
AMY MILLER “TROPHY GIRLFRIEND”
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. [Additional Camera: Elijah Hasan]