Sorry for the lack of output in the past few weeks. We've been moving our editing setup and haven't had time to work on anything. To make it up for you, rather than giving you one Thursday video, we've cut two for your listening/viewing pleasure. OK, more like one and a half, as the second one is really just a single angle of drummer Keith Abrama playing the last song from our earlier Kayo Dot video, requested by the band. But the dude's amazing, so whatever.
This week's new video is a performance of "Cusp" from Seattle supergroup Dust Moth, who opened at the same show. We'll have more stuff from them to share in the coming weeks, as well as some footage of San Francisco's Kowloon Walled City, who played second that night.
In other SBP news, things may be a little slow for a few weeks, as we're working on a contract project for our friend, prolific SoCal videographer and occasional SBP contributor Arturo Gallegos, and a promotional video for SBP. We'll also finally have merch ready very soon and are working on some minor tweaks to the website.
Last month, I filmed Kayo Dot's show at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern, with Dust Moth and Kowloon Walled City. Their set was a good sampling of their latest record, Coffins on Io, with a couple of tracks from previous record Hubardo as well.
Here's the full set, three cameras and decent room audio. This is the second full set video we've done (the first one being The Great Wall's final pre-hiatus show last year), not going to be a usual thing because they take so bloody long to edit. But it was justified here because a.) it was the same venue I first saw them, many years, records, and lineup changes ago, and that show blew my friggin mind, so it was kind of a nostalgic full-circle thing, and b.) we were pretty happy with how the footage came out.
Thanks to the band for a great performance and their cooperation with filming. We'll have some stuff from the two openers up shortly. Enjoy.
And He Built Him A Boat
The Mortality of Doves
Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22
The Assassination of Adam
Passing The River
Library Subterranean (encore)
In an effort to further extend our tentacles into popular social-media venues, we've started a Soundcloud account, which is accessible through the icon at the top of the right column. We'll be using this new channel to highlight featured tracks and new additions to The Graveyard, and maybe will use it to host some original content in the future. We'll be posting something from the Graveyard every Tuesday, with other stuff occasionally peppered in in between.
Also, to spread things out a bit, we'll be moving our weekly video release to Thursday for the foreseeable future.
Our first track comes from the previously unreleased Thought Crime demo we received last month. Says singer John Aronno:
Redemption is another song that I really liked, unfortunately the vocal effects didn't end up in the mix and my voice was shot. We had just gotten back from our last tour when these were recorded.
We still think it sounds pretty good. Cool song, lots of what made this band great: interesting changes and timing at the end, catchy chorus. Enjoy and stay tuned.