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Jun 24, 2009

Lykke Li vs Caleb Followill

I thought “Knocked Up” was one of the best tracks on Because of the Times and now I wish Lykke Li had written the track about our super hot relationship. Check out this video:

Exclusive Video of Lykke Li Covering Kings of Leon Live in KNRK studio from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

Speaking of videos, why is Only by the Night, Kings of Leon’s most popular album to date, full of shit videos? And I mean SHIT! KOL has never been known to be video savvy (“Four Kicks” is good), but the new video for “Notion” is terrible. I got the notion to walk through a crowd, Collective Soul’s “The World I Know” style, and then tear down a brick wall very Ronald Reagan style? Seriously… check out this travesty:

And let’s not even talk about Sex on Fire or Use Somebody. But what do I know? They are selling records and they didn’t have to compromise anything to do so.

Jun 19, 2009

Camping… Who does that?

Luke from The Vanguard likes to camp, but Mother Nature hates him. Check out his lovely lady Erin and their makeshift shanty town.

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Jun 18, 2009

Mason Proper make a great video

Along with Motel Motel I feel as if I missed the boat with Mason Proper as well. While I have the Daytrotter Sessions of said band, I never really recognized the immense talent until the video for “Safe for the Time Being.” This is great and so is the album, Olly Oxen Free. It must have something to do with 2008 and my lack of due diligence. Check out the video:

Mason Proper – Safe For The Time Being Official Music Video from Dovecote Records on Vimeo.

Jun 17, 2009

Mow Crew to be screened at Midpoint Music Festival

So, I just got confirmation that Mow Crew will be screened at Midpoint and the director, Taylor Toole, will be joining RethinkPopMusic and documenting our mini-tour. RethinkPopMusic will be taking The Vanguard, The Ambassadors and The Aviation Orange deep into the midwest in late September… dates and details coming soon.

Mow Crew Preview – Past Time For Leaving from Taylor Toole on Vimeo.

Mow Crew Preview – The Weatherman from Taylor Toole on Vimeo.

About Mow Crew:

Information about the film is outlined below and a press kit is attached, more info @ mowcrew.com. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions regarding the project.

Project History
•Filmed over 18 days in June 2008 entirely on Martha’s Vineyard – the first film to be allowed to do so since Jaws
•DI/Color/mix completed April/May 2009
•April 19th, 2009 – First public screening @ Boston Int’l Film Fest gets us favorable review in The (hipster-bitchy) Weekly Dig comparing us to Juno & Garden State and predicts top selling soundtrack on iTunes. Film wins The Indie Spirit Special Recognition Award at the festival.
•May 9th, 2009 – By way of saying “Thank You” to Martha’s Vineyard we hold two back to back screenings at the Capawock Theatre. We score three glowing newspaper articles and local radio and TV coverage that accompany the event. Both screenings sellout with many people being turned away. Adults of all ages enjoy the film, particularly it’s humor and music.
•Currently waiting to hear from fall festivals (will screen at Woods Hole Fest in July), seeking distribution (MV theater owners are trying to book Mow Crew for a full run on island later this summer).

Specs
•Shot on Super 16mm film, DI to HDCam SR master – we screen on all formats (our awesome colorist Bruce Bolden also did Vant Sant’s Elephant & Last Days)
•scripted 95min comedy
•R rated language, scenes of nudity, some violent situations
•features seven original songs performed by lead actor/musicians Aaron Lloyd Barr of NYC band The Vanguard (www.myspace.com/thevanguardatmyspace ) and Saara Untracht-Oakner of Boston band You Can Be a Wesley (www.myspace.com/youcanbeawesley )

Misc
•Janet Pierson of SXSW saw an unfinished version of the film, thought it was “funny and fresh” and offered to be a personal reference for the movie.
•I am the director/writer/editor and along with Aaron and Saara, this is my first feature film.

Links
www.mowcrew.com
www.myspace.com/mowcrewmusic

Jun 17, 2009

Peter, Bjorn and John do it again…

Peter, Bjorn and John’s newest video for the single “It Don’t Move Me” is the most confusing, well shot and perfect video I have seen all day. Anyways, jokes aside, this is just pure entertainment. PB&J’s new album, Living Thing is cranking out the hits and supplementing them with innovative videos from Andreas and Fillip Nilsson. Congrats!

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