Video Vriday! Black Prairie, Cool Nutz, & Thanks
Black Prairie have a fantastic, hilarious new video for "Let It Out," from their album Fortune, which came out this week. Shot at SE Foster's Artistic Taxidermy shop (who have possibly the most ridiculous Yelp review I've ever read), we watch band members Annalisa Tornfelt and Jenny Conlee-Drizos make short work of the other band members. It was directed by Jason Roark, and that's Michael Hurley and Grimm's Claire Coffee making an appearance at the end. Black Prairie's Fortune is out now, and they play their local record-release show at the Aladdin on Friday, May 2. I don't know how they did those stuffed versions of the band members, but if they're available at the merch table, I'm taking home a Chris Funk.
Cool Nutz took advantage of another great Portland location—the underground MAX stop at Washington Park—for this video for "Crushed," from his forthcoming album Emo. (Note: Emo presumably does not contain actual emo.) The lyrics examine the difficulty of finding success in the rap game, while the music was influenced by Jhené Aiko; that's Lil TipTap guesting a verse. Emo comes out May 6 on Jus Family Records, and Cool Nutz is currently on the Buds and Suds Tour with Devin the Dude, Berner, and Potluck, which hits Portland on Friday, May 9 for a show at Peter's Room at the Roseland.
In a substantially more lighthearted vein, Thanks made this video for "Hollow" with Brett Roberts, which finds the loveable Portland six-piece goofing around in... a practice space? Someone's basement? Anyway, Thanks just embarked on a European tour, but they'll be back home for some summertime shows—because summer is coming, believe it.