Zorch’s hyperkinetic, synth-based experimental music makes me want to jump up and down, as well as go back to SXSW, where they played something like 16 shows.
Indie-poppers Mates of States’ new video is vintage in a “are they kidding or not?” sort of way.
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“Breakers” – Gem Club. If Iron and Wine had taken up piano … “Shoeboxes” – David Ramirez. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. “Jump with a Child’s Heart” – Annie Crane. I don’t know how so much great country/folk comes out of urban settings. The vocals win here.
Wanna be in a music video? Then director Richard Farmer and singer/songwriter Luke Dick, both Okie vets, sure could use you and your aggression. They’re be shooting a vid for Dick’s new song, “Who Am I,” on Sept. 10 in the Film Exchange District.
The concept: beating the crap out of an automobile.
“I’ve always wanted to capture the sledgehammer tradition in a video in some sensational fashion, especially for such a bombastic tune,” said Dick in a press release. “Over dinner, I was telling Oklahoma entrepreneur Chip Fudge about the idea of a video with apocalyptic Okies bashing a car. Being such an ol’ gear head, he got a big smile on his face and said, ‘I want to be a part of that! What better place than the Film Exchange for a film event?’”
Sound like a plan? Here’s the deal: • Meet at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind Joey’s Pizza, IAO Gallery and the Hart Building, in the 700 block of West Sheridan. • Donate $5 at the gate, benefiting Bikers Against Child Abuse. • Be 18 or older. • Dress in a letter jacket or a prom dress, and in skeleton makeup. • Read that last one again; you weren’t hallucinating. • Don’t worry — you’re in good hands. Farmer directed Gnarley Barkley’s “Run” video, after all. • And until then, enjoy this clip of Dick covering Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Hey, it worked for that kid in Edmond. —Rod Lott