Check out a new video for RUMTUM’s “New Lands”, off his split 7” with Catamaran, directed by Elissa Hastings. IMPOSE dropped it yesterday with the perfect description:
“New Lands” drips with the musty echoes of flowing water and stalactite droplets, but the visuals, in kaleidoscopic abundance, are of the beneficiaries of those running waters. From the bloom to the wilt, Elissa Hastings video mirrors RUMTUM’s ever-evolving production. Just as RUMTUM gives way to a new sample, she lets a tulip deteriorate. We are told that talking to our flowers will help them grow, but Hastings’ video suggests that playing it some RUMTUM is just a beneficial.
Buy the limited edition 7” on mustard yellow vinyl here.
Björn Kleinhenz has released a new video for the track “Fårö”, which is taken from the beautiful album The Fall of Discontent which you can stream on his bandcamp page. The video is directed by Jonas Börjesson.
On March 23rd, the German label JellyFant Records will release a limited edition 12” for the LP. It features a screenprinted black box and will also contain photographs from his collaboration with Simon Rydén.
Our friends James & Evander recently released a new video for their track “Ambigamy” off their Bummer Pop LP. Gardening and Laser Guns? Count me in! You can still grab a copy of the excellent Let’s Go b/w Welcome to Planet Dance 7”, which is limited to only 250 copies. There’s only a large handful left of these beauties.
Here’s the video for Monster Rally’s “Honey”, directed by Tyler Coray (who you might remember from last year’s amazing “Surf Erie” treatment). The track is off Monster Rally’s latest LP titled Beyond the Sea.
If you haven’t checked out this amazing video for Seamonster’s “Normandy Landscape” which was directed by Chad Hartigan, then now is the time. The track is off the recently released Baldessari LP, which is available as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Seamonster named the album after John Baldessari and notes that his creative appropriation of discarded materials to make new and interesting art was a huge inspiration to the process of making this particular group of songs. As an extension of that theme, the video was created solely from Seamonster’s own family collection of Super8 home movies, made by his grandparents nearly fifty years ago.
We’re pleased to bring you a new video for Monster Rally, this one featuring the tracks “Forager” and “Jungle Nights” off the recently released Beyond the Sea LP. It stars Joyce Boone, the USA’s best female arm wrestler. It was directed by Geoff Feinberg, who described how the video came to be:
“As far as arm wrestling goes, I was drawn towards it because I have childhood memories of my dad and my hulking cousin having these epic feats of strength face offs, the main one being arm wrestling. I remember watching these and being both amused and terrified by these two grunting dudes trying to tear each other’s arms off! There is a pretty hilarious story they used to go on about how they once had one of their arm wrestle matches in the middle of a wedding party.
This video came about almost coincidentally – I have been making a documentary (which I’m editing now) on a guy who happens to be a part of the whole arm wrestling scene over here in NYC, which has a small but loyal following. This guy hosts a weekly arm wrestling practice in the basement of his place in Queens, which he has been been doing for the past 15 years, so its a bit of an institution. There’s an open door policy, anybody from old timers to newbies show up and there are a lot of characters that end up coming through – great faces! While the doc I had been making is not really about arm wrestling, it plays a part. So, I had been filming a bunch of these practices and getting a load of footage, way more than I needed, but I couldn’t stop myself. It seemed pretty ripe for a music video (I really like documentary music videos and have had it in the back of my mind to do one for a while now). These practice sessions form the first half of the video.
The second half of the video is from the Empire State Golden Arm Tournament held each year in November, in the middle of Port Authority bus terminal. I had met Joyce Boone at the practices in Queens (she comes to everyone of them) and decided to film her as much as I could at the tournament, and it is her who features winning at the end of the video – queen of arms! She is reckoned to be pretty much one of the best female arm wrestlers in the world, definitely the country. I think that tournament has been going on for about 34 years now.
As far as the track goes, when I think of Monster Rally, I think of the lush and idyllic sounds I dig so much. I liked the idea of doing a slightly more gritty music video, using heavier tracks. I thought it would make a nice contrast – luckily Ted was totally open to this. The intensity of Jungle Nights & Forager are a good match for what is going on in the video. I wanted everything to start off being super masculine and then subvert this towards at the end of the video where we see the women step up and have these intense arm wrestle battles.”