Local Frames: New videos from Night Moves, Leisure Birds, Caroline Smith, and more
Big Cats - "Five"
The mournful, hypnotic "Five" from Big Cats! recent album For My Mother is given an appropriately transfixing video from the talented Isaac Gale. The brief clip was shot in Barbados, with tranquil images of boats lolling in the ocean and the sunset shining golden over the horizon only adding to the emotion of the poignant number itself.
The Desert Vest - "Deities"
Grungey Minnneapolis trio the Desert Vest are set for their big record release show at Cause on November 30 (tomorrow night!), and in anticipation of their big evening they dropped a brand new video for the sludgy "Deities." Their new album is called Hey What, and should definitely appeal to those Twin Cities music fans who want more guitar in their local sound. The video, which the band directed along with Eric Elvendahl and Cindy Ivy, features plenty of recognizable locations throughout Minneapolis during one long drunken night in the city.
Mike Dreams - "Born In 1988"
This retro sounding jam from emerging local MC Mike Dreams starts where it all began for the rapper, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in South Minneapolis. "Born In 1988" is taken from Dreams' third independent studio release, Millennial, and the clip is directed by WhoBetterTV. Amidst shots of pickup hoops games on an outdoor court in South Minneapolis, Dreams raps positively about rising above the troubles around him in search of better days.
Portage - "Over Your Head"
Recent Duluth transplants Portage have relocated to Minneapolis, and are set to release their new album, Landings, at Icehouse this Saturday night (December 1). The quartet just chatted with Gimme Noise ahead of their big upcoming show about the influences found within their stirring sound and what initially drew them to Minneapolis. This evocative clip for "Over Your Head," which was directed and edited by Trent Waterman, should draw in the swelling number of local music fans who like gritty Americana roots-rock.
Mark Mallman - "Dirty Dishes"
While Mark Mallman's recent video for "Dirty Dishes" somehow fell through the Local Frames cracks over the last month, we clearly didn't forget about it. And now is the perfect time to post it, as Mallman just announced details of his annual New Years Eve shows at the Entry, this year featuring an all ages show at 5, and and 18+ show at 9, with Bloodnstuff playing both gigs, while Bomba De Luz plays early and Umami plays late. "Dirty Dishes" is taken from Mallman's highly enjoyable new record, Double Silhouette, and the video, which features Mallman's trusty van that took him across the country on his epic recent trek, was done by Squawk Productions.