Vot's this? It's Video Vriday!
Here's the thrilling conclusion to Parenthetical Girls' four-part video series, shot by Into the Woods. (See Parts 1, 2, and 3.) Each clip takes the band to an off-the-beaten-path location in the Portland area, and this one sees them roving the (impressively huge) catacombs at Archery Summit winery in Dayton, Oregon. I'd dismiss this as a transparent attempt for Parenthetical Girls to try to score some free wine, but the remarkable setting speaks for itself. I'd go see a band perform there in a heartbeat.
Here's one from Matthew Heller, for his track "Space Girl" from his recent album Invitation, which came out earlier this year. While the lyrics open with the initially unpromising lines "Juliet/You're so young/I would like to do it to ya," the video, directed by Lucy Martin and Kevin DeAngelo, goes on to tell the story of a young girl (in what looks like an enviable Pendleton shirt) who's bored with earthly life and happily gets abducted by aliens. Heller has several local shows line up: July 5 at Tiger Bar, July 19 at the Know, July 20 at Mississippi Studios as part of the Sometimes a Great Notion festival, and an August residency at the White Eagle.
Director Mark C. Roe concocted this visual feast for Onuinu's "Always Awkward," featuring dancer Darren "Outrage" King with a television set for a head. Onuinu's Dorian Duvall doesn't appear in this clip, but the visual story goes great with his song, finding that area between futuristic and nostalgic. Onuinu deejays Holocene's happy hour tonight (which is, like, holy shit, right now), and also plays a proper live show at Holocene on Wednesday, July 3, as well as Ecotrust's Sundown series on Wednesday, July 10.
This video for Glass Candy's "Beautiful Object" went up a couple weeks ago, but I can't think of any better way to send you into this warm Friday night in June. Taken from Italians Do It Better's spectacular new comp, After Dark 2, this clip was shot at their demo studio (which might be in Montreal, or might be here in Portland—it's hard to keep track of Johnny Jewel's global wanderings) by Alberto Rossini. All 77 minutes of After Dark 2 are available for free download here as one ginormous MP3 file. And there you go, instant weekend party.