Vroom vroom, it's Video Vriday!
Here's the first ever video from 1939 Ensemble, the percussion duo that recently released their debut album Howl and Bite on Jealous Butcher. Directed by Jeff Rowles, this video for "Sabotage" shows the duo of Jose Medeles and David Coniglio getting ready to play, which, in the world of this video, includes putting on ski masks. But instead of robbing convenience stores, 1939 Ensemble instead robs our hearts, as they break into a secret performance space, dodge some lasers, and get to work.
Here's footage of Old Light recording the rhythm tracks for "Transformation," the closing track on their new cassette Time. This video was shot by Inger Klekacz as the band was recording it—that's the finished version of "Transformation" you're hearing with the image. Old Light headline the Doug Fir tomorrow night for Time's release, and you can read more about the new tape here, and check it out here.
This is a great video of Wild Ones at Supernatural Studios in Oregon City, performing "Paia," a new song which will be on their upcoming album. Into the Woods shot this one, and it's a pretty straightforward clip, but it's rare to get up this close to a band in the studio where they are recording their album, although I don't know if this is actually the take that will end up on the album—I'm guessing they'd already finished tracking it by the time Into the Woods went in for the shoot, and this is a live take done for the cameras.
And it's Modest Mouse—Portland's biggest band, possibly?—playing a new song at last weekend's Coachella festival. It's called "Be Brave," and will likely appear on their next, much-awaited album, which the band has been working on in town for many months. (Can you believe that it's been more than six years since We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank?) That's Talkdemonic's Lisa Molinaro joining the band on viola.
Last up: If you really like kaleidoscopes, the new video from Bath Party for their song "To the Moon" is for you. Because that's what it is, for three good minutes—moving colors and triangles galore. This murky, surfy, go-go-dancin' track comes from the band's new self-titled album, and they are releasing it tonight at a show at the Record Room. The cassette-only release comes out on Portland label Cassingle and Loving It, and you can check it out here.