Houndstooth have a video for the brand-spankin' new tune "Yellow Stone," which will be on their upcoming second album (title TBD). Alexander Morris directed the clip, which was shot at Walker Sound and captures the band's live dynamic and dreamy, canyonesque rock 'n' roll sound. For a dose of the real thing, though, you can put the actual Houndstooth in front of your eyes and ears tomorrow night (Saturday, June 28)—they're playing a show at Bunk Bar, and they're always, always great. Later this summer, they'll play Pickathon.
Hart & Hare have this cool new video for "Nourishment," in which Jessica Pierson and Graham Bell watch TV and imagine themselves enacting a series of tableaus from the movies they're watching—some of which I easily recognized, and some of which I didn't. Can you guess them all? Pierson made the video (more of her stuff is at jesku.com), and the band has some upcoming shows: July 1 at the Starday Tavern, and July 11 at Analog Cafe. "Nourishment" comes from Hart & Hare's album And Action, which you can check out on Soundcloud.
Here's the latest video from OPBmusic's new Stagepass series, with Modern Kin, who performed at Mississippi Studios on May 10, kicking off the series. Watch interviews with the trio and gripping live performance from the show, with excellent audio and video. More info about the series is on OPB's site; Modern Kin, meanwhile, will be one of the representative local bands at this year's MusicfestNW, on August 16 & 17.
Lots more Video Vriday after the jump!
Axton Frick is an electronic music maker who just moved to Portland from New York. Here's the effective video he shot for "Submersion," which contrasts the urban grays of his former home with a bright new world—presumably Oregon, the land of moss and honey. Axton Frick has a couple other tracks up on Bandcamp.
It's time to gay up your summer dance party! Just in time, here's queer "soap opera rapper" Boy Funk together with producer Nathaniel Knows, with "Spend the Night," an outrageous bumper with the hook line, "Bend over, touch my toes/That line's going straight up my nose." Boy Funk's next live appearance is at the Bossanova Ballroom's Night of Kink, on Saturday, July 5.
There's more on the queer front this Vriday: Here's the video for Hers' "Please," from the Portland-by-way-of-Nebraska band. Hers' just-released album Youth Revisited details Melissa Amstutz turning a new corner in her life, from a military upbringing and a conventional marriage, to coming out as a lesbian, playing music, and—as these stories always unfold—eventually moving to Portland.
We'll end today with a far-out live clip from Moon Duo, who relocated to Portland not too long ago. This comes from a live show in Cologne, Germany, at the lovely Museum Ludwig. Moon Duo—who, fun fact, are actually now a trio!—will be releasing a live album later this summer. Live in Ravenna, recorded in Italy, comes out August 19 on Sacred Bones, and includes another live take of this song, "In the Sun." Shortly after its release, Moon Duo kicks off another European tour before returning to the US to open for the Horrors. That tour hits the Hawthorne Theatre on October 20.