Holiday Friends have wrapped up their new album Major Magic and will play a release show for it on September 12 at Mississippi Studios. In the meantime, here's the Astoria band's new video, for "Spirit Girl," in which a (first?) date ends happily and destructively. With the band's upbeat chorus and danceable rhythm providing the soundtrack, the ecstasy of early romance crashes across your laptop screen.
Enough with the kissy face. Here's the roaring video for Long Knife's "Negative Mental Attitude," in which a spectator watches the band on a tiny TV and gore ensues. If you like funny and revolting paired together, this one's for you. Brett Roberts directed this one, and the song appears on Long Knife's just-released Possession 7-inch. Long Knife kicks off their East Coast tour tomorrow but will surely return home before long.
Portland band the Crash Engine recently completed this animated video for "All Goes Wrong," which was two years in the making. The song comes from their last album, Beautiful Blood, and the video was made by Pixar's Chris Sasaki and Robert Kondo, and Circle Square Creative's John Fan. It depicts what would happen if it never stopped raining in Portland (a thought that's surely crossed all of our minds). The Crash Engine is headlining a show at the Doug Fir next week, on Saturday, August 2.
Local electronic duo Spirit House unveiled this new video for "Capture Me," which was directed by Rhys Balmer. Pairing goth sounds with a surprising amount of sunshine, the video tells the sorrowful tale of singer Ameena Lacey and some jerk on his cell phone. Hey, jerk, get off your cell phone! Ameena's swimming in the pool and is sad about stuff! The video also features sailboats and some gripping shots of MIDI trigger pads.
Here's Matthew Heller and the Clever live-tracking their recent track "Raygun." This is a pretty straightforward clip that conveys how your musical sausage is made in the studio. This was shot at Flora Studios and was filmed by 21 Bywater Productions. The song appears on their upcoming Tragedy Town EP, and the group will perform at the Firkin Tavern on Friday, August 8.