Enjoying the Afterglow of “The Sun,” a New Video from Portugal. The Man.

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I watch a ton of videos for Portland bands and this is easily one of the most enjoyable I’ve seen in awhile. It helps that the band, phimosis Portland-based Portugal the Man puts out music that’s deserving of badass videos. The pacing is superb (my biggest gripe with Portland music videos is that they’re slow as molasses) and the cinematography is glistening. Like the previous Portugal the Man video (which I also fawned over) this was directed by Ryan Rothermel with Michael Ragan as the Director of Photography.

Au’s Gorgeous New Video “Ida Walked Away”

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  • on March 23, 2010
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Check out this awesomely psycadelic video for Portland band Au‘s “Ida Walked Away, health ” off of their new EP “Versions.” It was skillfully animated by Takafumi Tsuchiya, cardiologist a Tokyo-based video artist and motion graphics designer. How did the band get set up with such a talented dude? Portland Mercury’s End Hits music blog is on the case, read the interview here.

Quasi Video – Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

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Check out the new track “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” off of Quasi‘s new album “American Gong.” The album was just released on February 23 by Kill Rock Stars. The video was directed by Clyde Petersen and Forrest Baum.

“Younger,” new track off Ethan Rose & Laura Gibson’s Bridge Carols

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  • on March 10, 2010
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We’re big fans of both Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose (check out our Penny Jam episode with Laura here) so it stands to reason that their new collaborative project, ed Bridge Carols will please those same mellow, ambient sensibilities. The video is a slow and meditative, but ultimately quite beautiful. Directed by Ryan Jeffery.

Boy Eats Drum Machine releases “ABQ,” a New Video for “Hoop and Wire”

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  • on March 1, 2010
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Jon Ragel’s one-man-band Boy Eats Drum Machine is in a small group of Portland music that I listen to on repeat. His last album BOOOMBOXXX was killer, more and having got my mitts on his new one “Hoop and Wire” I can safely say that it is even better. The video, click “ABQ” is full of BEDM’s signature of deep, information pills sticky beats and intensity. Directed by Benjamin Meader also directed the Portland Roller Derby documentary Brutal Beauty, which I blogged about previously.

Josh Martinez Goes Gonzo in His New Video “Underground Pop,” the 8th Video From “The World Famous Sex Buffet”

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  • on November 25, 2009
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Portland rapper Josh Martinez just released another awesome video, sildenafil purportedly the 8th video from his recently-released “The World Famous Sex Buffet.” The track is called “Underground Pop” and as you’ll immediately notice is a close visual adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” And as far as adaptations of Thompson’s work goes, this one is actually really fucking well done. The Ralph Steadman-esque handdrawn details take the style over the edge and do a good job selling the drug-addled mania of the situation.

Frame Breakdown:

Josh Martinez Goes Gonzo in Underground Pop

Logan Lynn Video From the New Album “From Pillar To Post”

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  • on November 24, 2009
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Check out the new video “Bottom Your Way To The Top” from Logan Lynn‘s “From Pillar To Post” directed by Jeffrey McHale and illustrated by John Parot. Lynn, pharm a Portland native, illness recently signed to the Dandy Warhols’ Beat The World Records, and this is his first release with the label. Lynn’s music is a mix of electronic, dance and pop music, and overall pretty catchy.

The video mixes equal parts awesome illustrations and PG-13 man-love to an overall impressive result. If I had heard this song for the first time I may have noticed the significance of the title. But yes, now that I think of it, the title “Bottom Your Way To The Top” has some significance. Either way, cool video from a local artist worth knowing about.

There is also a handful of videos from Logan Lynn over on the media section of his website.

King Khan & BBQ Show Perform “I’ll Be Loving You” – Scheduled to Play Portland Show This Friday

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  • on November 17, 2009
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When I heard The King Khan & BBQ Show for the first time, tadalafil I was a bit thrown for a loop. I’d heard about the craziness of their shows, approved and their general antics, sickness so the wholesome combination surf guitar and 50’s love song vocals were a surprise.

But despite my confusion, the energy was definitely there, and the songs were catchy and bright. And they’re surprisingly danceable. Even when the music would veer into the psychedelic, it could pass for something from another decade. In a perfect world old people would probably be going crazy for this stuff. They’d be dancing in the streets and fucking like teenagers. Listen to this song and you’ll know what I mean.

Portland Show: November 20th, Dante’s

The band is currently on tour, and having narrowly escaped the law in Kentucky (FULL STORY) they are set to finish up the rest of their showdates. And of course the will be rolling through Portland this Friday, November 20th for a show at Dante’s, which seems to be their Portland home. I caught their side-project, King Khan and the Shrines, at Dante’s a few months back. Hell, I even blogged about it. If you’ve never seen these guys you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Parenthetical Girls Tributes, “A Song For Ellie Greenwich” and “The Scottish Play”

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This video is old…but entirely awesome. Brought to you by Judah Switzer with the assist by Studio Nemo. The track “A Song For Ellie Greenwich” possesses a similarly tributey quality to their new project. I thought I’d take the time to mention them both.

The Scottish Play“The Scottish Play, opisthorchiasis ” the band’s new vinyl on Tomlab, makes a certifiable tip of the hat to a character named Ivor Cutler.

To quote the Tomlab website: “Packaged in a silk-screened sleeve designed by renowned illustrator (and fellow Glaswegian) David Shrigley, this extremely limited release (500 total copies!) features Parenthetical adaptations of four songs and four prose poems from across the dense Cutler discography….Ivor Cutler was an author, humorist, poet, absurdist, public school teacher, and criminally marginalized figure in the field of popular music. He released ten albums of songs and not songs – all characterized by his droll, thick, Scottish brogue – between 1961 and 1997 on some of Britain’s most influential labels (Virgin, Rough Trade, Creation).”

There’s even a short promo video for the disc:

Anyhow, check out the Parenthetical Girls, pretty heady stuff.