Infantree – “In Line” Music Video

It’s nice when bands have the impetus to be involved with the visual representations of themselves. We saw it a lot this year with album covers, but it doesn’t happen nearly as often with music videos. Matt Kronish of Infantree took matters into his own hands with this stop-motion flipbook animation that spans multiple notebooks. It’s cute and must have taken damn near forever. I dig it. Plus, he has a nice collection of bracelets, which I can always appreciate. Illustrated and Directed by Matt Kronish.

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Pepper Rabbit – ‘Harvest Moon” Music Video

A wee bit of gypsy magic brings paintings to life in this Pepper Rabbit video, which also grants the French Horn more face time than it has ever gotten in a music video. * Pepper Rabbit is now on tour with Ra Ra Riot. (* This statement has not been verified and is a superlative statement that has been assumed. At the very least, it’s probably the most face time the French Horn has gotten while floating in mid-air. **) (** This statement has not been verified, either.)

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Nightlands – “All The Way” Music Video

With overdubs reminiscent of Imogen Heap, “All The Way” by Nightlands seems like a musical collage — layers and layers of the phrase, “All the way,” work with occasional sprinklings of notes. The video is similarly a low-budget collage, with faces morphing in and out of each other and very little in-between. Directed by Audrey Smith.

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Callers – “How You Hold Your Arms” Music Video

Mike Anderson’s visual interpretation for “How You Hold Your Arms” combines two sets of videos at once, but not in any way you might be able to predict. From the Western Vinyl website, they state, “A recorded song floats unchanged in time, through endless possibilities of events, spaces. Here’s a visualization of that. There are two videos in one: the first is on videocassette, played on a TV/VCR combo. This is a more standard music video, synced to ‘How You Hold Your Arms.’ A camera is trained on the TV playing the first video throughout the song. The peripheral action around the TV makes up the second video, which you see here.” A wonderful idea which manages to find a

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Algernon Cadwallader, Big Kids, RVIVR, Foreign Objects, Pink Nightmare, Outlook Live Show Review

Rarely do I end up at DIY house shows or in the town of Olympia, but I took a gamble to see the almightly Algernon Cadwallader on their first West Coast tour, and it was a night to remember. Just the act of getting to this was even a challenge, as the initial house putting on the show was “shut down” and the show was then combined with a punk show already happening that night. Making my way to the new location, it became clear exactly why the house was given its name. There was at least a quarter mile of muddy road — complete with planks over massive puddles — leading up to the house, which was packed to

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Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death – Some Of Us Are In This Together Album Review

Spencer Moody is considered rock royalty in Seattle, mainly due to his tenure as the lead vocalist in The Murder City Devils, which, in my mind, is somewhat dubious — mainly due to the fact that said band only released a half album of decent material throughout its formative years. Very hit or miss, but the half that was good was exceptional. Since then, his output has improved somewhat with the short-lived Dead Low Tide and the brilliantly succinct Smoke And Smoke, both projects which only dropped one disc each and let him showcase his more hard rocking side. Smoke And Smoke was actually quite brilliant, drawing its potency primarily from the bass-playing genius of the late Enemymine’s Mike Kunka.

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