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Video: Blackout Party – “Spanish Gold”

Blackout Party recently released the video for “Spanish Gold,” the new single from their album Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed. The clip was directed by Jared Wardle and filmed at Lost Ark Studio in Pacific Beach. The band is already at work on a new music video, which will be directed by Kevin and Rebecca Joelson. The prolific Joelsons recently made the video for “The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk” by Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels.

Blackout Party’s Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed is available now for purchase on iTunes.

Video Premiere: Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels – “The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk”


Local troubadour Jesse LaMonaca and his band The Dime Novels are set to release their new album, The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk. The follow-up to 2010’s Until The Stars Came Out boasts thirteen tracks of Americana goodness, and they just made a video for the title track. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: The Silent Comedy – “Footnotes”

The Silent Comedy may be known for their foot-stomping, barn-burning concerts, but let it never be said that they’re afraid to show their tender side. Case in point: the video for “Footnotes,” the closing track from their newly-released album Common Faults, brought to you exclusively by your friendly neighborhood Owl and Bear.

Comprised largely of behind-the-scenes footage of the band, “Footnotes” is a rare and intimate look into the lives of not just The Silent Comedy, but professional musicians in general. From the recording studio to the stage to the long van ride home, the Kevin and Rebecca Joelson-directed video captures the weary beauty behind each fleeting moment.

Singer/bassist Joshua Zimmerman was overwhelmed when he saw the finished product. “The recording of Common Faults was a drawn-out process, so it is strange to see that period of time compressed into several minutes,” Zimmerman said. “We went through dramatic changes and learned a lot over the months that it took us to make the record.” For more insight into the making of the album, check out our recent interview with the band.

The Silent Comedy will be celebrating the fruits of their labor tonight at El Dorado with a special, band-hosted Mustache Party. The 21+ event will feature screenings of “Footnotes” and the new “’49” video, photos by Style Shark, giveaways, and various other whiskey-fueled, facial-hairy surprises. The event starts at 9pm, so head on over to El Dorado and knock one back with the boys.

Interview: The Silent Comedy

The Silent Comedy are on a roll. Thanks to their high-energy performances and whiskey-soaked songwriting, the San Diego band has amassed a passionate following, repeatedly selling out the Casbah as if it were their grandma’s basement. The stylish six-piece will return to the venue on April 2nd to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Common Faults. We sat down with verbose singer/keyboardist Jeremiah Zimmerman to discuss the album, the problems with consumerism, and the band’s love of mustaches. Continue reading