Local Frames: New videos from STNNNG, The Chalice, Dirty Baby, and more
Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles - "Million Things"
The spare, evocative video for Lucy Michelle's "Million Things" was directed by her father, the distinguished filmmaker Rich Michell, and represents the first time that Lucy and her dad collaborated together. The gorgeous track comes from the band's recent record, Heat, and boldly reminds us all what it feels and looks like to run free in the summer months.
Mousey McGlynn - "Faith+1 (Sunday)"
North Dakota-based musician Mousey McGlynn turned to the Minneapolis crew Whiteout Media to handle the video for her jubilant new electro-pop number, "Faith+1 (Sunday)," which she just debuted at a show at Republic over the past weekend. Gimme Noise just had a brief chat with the talented artist shortly before her big local show, and based on the warm reception this song and video have been receiving around the local scene, McGlynn is definitely an artist you will be hearing plenty more from in 2013.
Food Pyramid - "Birthday Money"
You would expect nothing but a strange video (and equally unusual story behind it) for a song from the experimental local outfit, Food Pyramid. It turns out that the band has no idea who created the bizarre animated clip for "Birthday Money," which the video's creator, Casina777, titled 'End Of The World 2012.' If you ever wondered what it might look like to see Wonder Woman getting down seductively to the music of Food Pyramid with the skyline of Minneapolis looming in the distance, than this video is for you. Just be sure to watch it before the world ends on December 21 when the Mayan calendar draws to a close.
Zach Sobiech - "Clouds"
The touching, emotional story of Zach Sobiech was recently brought to light on the Local Current blog. The 17-year-old Sobiech has been diagnosed with bone cancer and only has months to live, and has turned to music as both therapy and as a way for him to confront his situation. The heartrending "Clouds" features Sobiech's plaintive vocals and sprightly guitar melody, all combining in a deeply-affecting statement that will stay with all of us long after Zach is gone.
Kara Laudon - "If I Could"
Kara Laudon's "If I Could" is another heartwarming video, which was inspired by the young singer/songwriter asking her Facebook friends, "If you could do anything, what would you do?!" and using their answers in her simple but stirring video. The bouncy acoustic number perfectly compliments their genuine responses (with a subtle nod to Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" in the process), and adds up to a sincerely moving clip.