MUSIC VIDEO RACE
On May 18-20, 20 bands will make 20 videos with 20 filmmakers. On May 27, you'll see the results -- videos by indie-rock bands, electronic acts, metal groups, folk ensembles, rappers. You name it, we got it!
So far, the bands taking part include Waters, the Hot Toddies, Le Vice, 21st Century, French Cassettes, Conspiracy of Venus, Flying Skulls, Doppio, Cash Pony, Churches, Big Light, Mist Giant, and more. See full lineup here:
With its debut album, Animals In Bloom, Big Light has crafted a record that is catchy enough to land on the radio but adventurous enough to engage those who refuse to listen to it. A guitar-rock album at heart, Big Light took 10 of its best songs and used the studio to experiment, in some cases changing tracks drastically. Headphone junkies and audiophiles themselves, the band created a true "listening experience" that never feels fake or dishonest. They recruited friends to expand the arrangements where needed, including Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins on keyboards and ALO's Dan Lebowitz on pedal steel. Longtime associate and Apollo Sunshine drummer Jeremy Black was brought in as a co-Producer.
What this band has achieved in less than one year with the current, definitive lineup is remarkable. Some artists struggle for years and never see this level of success. Listening to the new album and watching the band evolve at such a rapid rate onstage, one gets the feeling that Big Light is poised to get a lot bigger.
Le VICE has been defined as Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop. However, we view their sound first as 80’s Electro, Disco, and Funk which is supported by a backing theme of Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop. Their LARGE sound, which includes cosmic and ambient synthesizers, aggressive bass lines, hard-nose drumming, and funky guitar licks, is carefully fused with potent rhymes and soulful singing.
"The very talented McKay Garner and Adam Tenenbaum have just put out their new self-titled album....It’s a great blend of rock and electronica, even a little glitchiness and dubstep bass in there." --sf-emm.org