Local Frames: New videos from Bob Mould, the Chalice, Beat Detectives, and more

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As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before.

While it's impossible to shine a spotlight on all of the great music video work going on around the area, Gimme Noise has created a new regular segment, Local Frames, which will help bring some much deserved attention to a few of the standout videos of the moment from local bands or those filmed by local directors.

Here's our fifth installment of Local Frames, featuring ten recent video selections for your viewing pleasure.

Bob Mould - "The Descent (Live On Letterman)"

Bob Mould continues the strong run of late night TV performances by band's with local ties as he sets the Letterman stage ablaze with a fiery version of "The Descent," the first single from his boisterous new album Silver Age. Mould is joined by his cracking current band, Superchunck's Jon Wurster on drums and Verbow's Jason Narducy on bass, and the trio are tight and locked in throughout the blistering number. Letterman and Paul Shaffer both appear to truly enjoy the song as well, with Paul chiming in emphatically, "That is rock 'n roll!" If this performance doesn't get you excited to see Mould and co. at First Avenue on September 15, you need to check your pulse.

The Chalice - "Mama"

Soulful Minneapolis hip-hop trio the Chalice get downright sultry on their new video for "Mama." The three self-assured female emcees, Lizzo, Sophia Eris, and Claire De Lune, all bring a their own distinct edge and lyrical flavor to the track, with a subtle nod to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the catchy chorus. This hot number and equally scorching video (directed by Nicholas Larkins Perez) should definitely get local music fans plenty psyched for the Chalice's upcoming EP release party at the Entry on September 28.

Beat Detectives - "Creeper Banger"

Beat Detectives are an enigmatic offshoot of the local experimental electronic outfit Food Pyramid, and "Creeper Banger" definitely lives up to its name, crafting a spooky rhythmic pulse that remains edgy and tense throughout. The video for the track, which is the first official release for Beat Detectives, only adds to the subtle electronic hostility of the number, with colorful illustrated images of ghosts, joint smoking skulls and cop cars augmenting the brief but dynamic number.

Beat Detectives "Creeper Banger" (✿ ♥‿♥) ㋡ ㋡ ㋡ from Aaron Anderson on Vimeo.

Haunted Heads - "36 Sharpened Saws"

Haunted Heads are a rock 'n roll quartet proudly representing Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Their video for the raucous "36 Sharpened Saws" was made by the good folks at Northern Outpost, who got their start by shooting music clips at Owl Recording in Minneapolis, but now have branched out to make some stellar videos as well. Haunted Heads borrowed a van from local rockers Self-Evident, and shot the energetic clip while driving around and picking up members of the band who all come together to deliver a feisty version of the urgent track despite the cramped quarters.

Haunted Heads - "36 Sharpened Saws" Music Video from Northern Outpost on Vimeo.

Omnitrigger - "100 Years Of Hermitage"

Twin Cities music fans who complain that there isn't enough metal in the local scene should really check out Omnitrigger, a raucous Minneapolis metal quartet made up of members of With A Gun For A Face, Hardcore Crayons, Screaming Mechanical Brain, and The Men Who Control the Weather. The group have just put out their debut release, The Self-Titled Horse EP, which is available for free download on their Bandcamp page. If the blistering "100 Years Of Hermitage" is any indication, these guys should be rattling the walls of plenty of local venues sometime soon (including a show at Grumpy's on October 27).The gory, horror-flick video perfectly compliments the combustible nature of the stormy song itself.

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