Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My First Earthquake fends off an invasion of the hipster body snatchers in its video for “Cool In The Cool Way.”

Also: New clips from Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat's "Awfully Confusing" and Luke Jackson's “Goodbye London”.

“…it's a meta-hipster statement that will make the universe implode upon repeated viewing.” - SFist

My First Earthquake! Watch. Listen. Re-post.

Cool In The Cool Way”: [VIDEO]
Cool In The Cool Way”: [MP3]
Vow To Vowels”: [MP3]

San Francisco’s My First Earthquake has completed the video for the anthemic single, “Cool In The Cool Way,” from its debut album, Downstairs. Following a sold-out record release show at local spot Café Du Nord, the up and coming culture website Lost At E-Minor debuted the clip which has now been seen over 22,000 times over at YouTube.

Subtitled “Invasion of the Hipster Body Snatchers,” the Katie Gillum-directed video is akin to “She's All That” meeting “Invasion of The Body Snatchers” in the era of hipsters, with a nod to “Thriller.” The clip was filmed around San Francisco’s Mission District, the epicenter of SF hipsterhood and includes footage shot at SF landmarks such as Dolores Park and The Makeout Room.

My First Earthquake’s debut album Downstairs is available now. Need it??? Ask Josh!!!

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More new videos from Fanatic! Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat!

Awfully Confusing” is the second video (see: “Grey”) from Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat’s debut CD, Take That! and continues the same tongue-in-cheek theme the duo has been receiving accolades for (…an entertaining romp from beginning to end - Curve) since late last year. “Awfully Confusing” was directed by award-winning filmmaker P.J. Raval, who most recently received an Oscar nomination for the documentary Trouble The Water, on which he served as director of photography.

Inspired by 30’s Dadaist German film and 80’s new wave glamour, add it up and it’s about a year ahead of its time. “Awfully Confusing” celebrates co-dependence, power-struggles and other horrors of relationships in a playful, mostly black and white techno romp. It is a sexy miasma of wordplay, role-playing, and pig-spanking for almost the whole family.

Awfully Confusing”: [VIDEO]
Awfully Confusing”: [MP3]
Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat: [EPK]

More new videos from Fanatic! Luke Jackson!

The latest video from Luke Jackson’s …And Then Some album is for the catchy-as-hell song “Goodbye London”. The video was directed by Londoner Murray John whose animation work has been seen by millions on recent AC/DC and Rolling Stones world tours. Murray and Jackson never actually met in person but collaborated on this project via email to develop the video’s concept. The clip captures the bittersweet lyrical sentiment of “Goodbye London” in an original and surprising way.

Luke Jackson manages to bring together two of his most beloved musical worlds on …And Then Some: the pop sensibilities of his friends in Sweden and the distinctive eloquence of collaborator Robert Kirby’s (Nick Drake, Elvis Costello, Elton John) arrangements. Densely layered guitars and vocal harmonies fuse with sweeping string lines, none of which ever draw the ear too far from what lies at the heart of Luke’s music... gorgeous, expressive, unpretentious songs. Listen to Luke Jackson’s “All I Can Do” to hear one of Robert Kirby’s contributions to …And Then Some.

Goodbye London”: [VIDEO]
Goodbye London”: [MP3]
All I Can Do”: [MP3]

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