Using footage chosen by Greg Reynaud (aka Midway In Wake), I created this lyric video for the song “Your Majesty,” off of ‘Heirs To The Storm‘ 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.
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.
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. The first photo in this sequence appears under the CD tray, and on the front side of the album download card included with the vinyl. The photo also appeared in issue #118 of Tape Op Magazine in the article where Larry discusses the process of getting the project together.
The lyric video for Second Letter‘s “Ruins” is an attempt to meld the two meanings of the song’s lyrical content into one cohesive thought. Yes, its a breakup song, but its about breaking up with a system, more so than any one person.
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.