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A lovingly crafted and charmingly rough-around-the-edges music video for Song For The Painfully Indie, probably the most overtly bile-filled track on my new album, Painfully Mainstream. Which you can order today, for delivery.
Or get it off iTunes.
Or listen to and buy it on Bandcamp. Where it's streaming for free! Yeah!
The lovely people who gave their time to help make this video are:
recorder player/pervy friend: http://www.youtube.com/charlie
band member/club friend: http://www.youtube.com/eddplant
bassist/club friend: http://www.youtube.com/moohalaa
club friend/bar friend: http://www.youtube.com/lomasca
lady bassist: http://www.youtube.com/georgieboom
girl in question: http://www.youtube.com/hatticusrex
drummer/awesome jumper wearer: http://www.youtube.com/easty1
As well as wonderful friends and family who are NOT INTERNET ENOUGH TO BE REFERRED TO BY URL.
Also, thanks to Tom from www.youtube.com/studentbreakfast for helping me edit and colour correct this beast.
PS: Lyrics? Oh, go on then.
There's a girl there on the dancefloor
And I don't know how to greet her
Not my defining feature
They said skinny jeans and cardigans
Were the only way to go
But it seems that Oxfam employees
Are not the ones who know just how it works
Give me a minute
While I fiddle with my hair
Cause you keep telling me that it looks fine
But I'm the one who cares
About a good impression being made
Cause I'm the one who might get laid
Don't tell me how the game is played
Don't tell me how the game is played
And I don't want to talk to her and take her hand
In case she tells me her favourite band is not my favourite band
How would I know which drink she'd want me to buy
When do I look her in the eye
When did the indie music scene become so over-fussed
With social inadequacy being such a must
Dont' knock me to the ground
If I'm already falling
It'll only make things worse you know
I always knew my calling was the stage
This evening's filling me with rage
I only wish I had some sage advice to give me
The indie handbook volume three would read
Show girls you fancy them
By getting with their boyfriends
Replace your party loving mates
With awkward, greasy, coy friends
Who like listening to Sonic Youth
You always must appear aloof
Remember no amount of faking
Will make your indie band groundbreaking
Don't think you're special or much less of a disgrace
Just because you've got yourself a lady who plays bass
Don't bother finding somebody to play descant recorder
Yeah that won't put you back in working order
You haven't got a different sound
You aren't part of the underground
You haven't been together long
So try to write some bloody decent songs
The girl's outside now
Talking to a taxi driver
If she were coming home with me
It'd only cost a fiver to my door
I'd talk to her but I am sure
She must've heard it all before from guys
Oh I could cry
That's probably the reason why
She's dressed just like a lesbian
I hear it's quite a craze
You can hardly move in pubs
For all the lesbians these days
But it hardly matters if she's gay
It's time to move on anyway
I'll see you guys here half past ten
Tomorrow evening, do it all again (Less)
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Cover of David Bowie's Starman as done by me. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earths youth through the radio, salvation by an alien Starman. (Less)
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We're First Aid Kit and we're a sisters-duo from Sweden. In the summer of 2008 we did this cover of "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes.
We went out in the forest this morning and recorded this cover of the wonderful song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes, our favourite band right now. We saw them live this weekend in Sweden and it was absolutely amazing. If you get a chance to see them live don't hesitate for a second!
Our debut album "The Big Black & The Blue" is out now!!
It can be bought from the following places -
Rough Trade -
Wichita Shop -
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From "Carried To Dust" - out on Quarterstick Records (9/09/08). (Less)
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An original song by Connor Thuotte and Jarrod Genge called Closure (Less)
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Luke Doucet stopped by the Indie studios to perform the song, "Broken One."
You can hear the rest of the show by tuning in to Indie 103.1FM on Sunday Nights at 8-10PM for the show, "Dead Air" with Chuck P. (Less)
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Band: The Dodos
Director/Editor: Matt Amato
Cinematographer: Eric MacIver
I did not make this video. It is from wearethemasses.com.
The Dodos' new album Visiter is out now on Frenchkiss Records. Check it out. It's good and stuff.
And thanks for stopping by!
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TBC (To Be Continued) Brass Band LIVE in the New Orleans French Quarter.No idea what that distortion line is in the video - happened on Youtube's end. The uploaded video jitters and looks like crap compared to my original. Please HELP if you know how I can prevent that in the future...Anyway, this is my first attempt at any kind of real video editing so please go easy on me... I know there are a lot of cuts away from the band in this video but not all of the band footage looked good so I cut away to make it more interesting. The sound surprisingly came out pretty awesome (for an old video cam)... listen on a good system if you can - maybe with a sub? - or just on good headphones -Thing is I've had this cheap camera (the only vid cam I own) for several years now and have never used it. It's a standard definition Sony DCR-DVD92 -- and believe me -- it's nothing fancy. Before this video I think I had about 45 seconds recording time on it in three years.One evening some buds and I decided to hit the French Quarter (we live on the Mississippi Coast) and I thought I'd bring my camera along for once in my life. We had just parked and were heading to Bourbon when we walked up on these guys. It was a massive wall of sound in the middle of what I can only describe as one helluva street party.I only recorded them for the last part of one song (running through the crowd, getting every angle I could) but it looked so good when I played it back a few minutes later I decided to use the rest of that night getting a bunch of little zoom shots all around the French Quarter that I might paste together sometime in the future.I was so fired up the next day (after the hangover) I threw all this footage together in kind of a frenzy. I had to learn the editing software (Adobe Premier CS3) on the fly. I wanted to edit everything while I still felt the passion of seeing the song live. It was tough to get all the different 'fast cut' angles and the look I wanted with only a few minutes footage but I hope I conveyed at least a little of how kickass this was to witness live.I feel lucky to have seen this in person and even luckier to catch it on video. I'm inspired now to do more with my camera. If you're ever in New Orleans and want to see something that will change you, make a point of finding these guys - you won't be disappointed... Oh yeah... sorry about the language in the end of the vid. I just couldn't bring myself to cut it. It says more with two words than I could ever show of the emotion of the moment. (Less)
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