Four Local Videos You May Have Already Missed This Week.
Packed as yesterday's White Noise column was, there was still a good bit of local music news and notes that we just couldn't cram in. And, let's be frank, plenty of music-related tidbits come out the other six days of the week, anyway.
To that end: Reverend Horton Heat and A.Dd+ each released yesterday new videos aimed at promoting their upcoming album releases, and Daniel Markham did the same for this summer's Ruined My Life. Also? Myspace put together a slick new Dark Rooms mini-doc for their “Ones to Watch” series.
Let's take a look at each of these new videos below.
Ahead of the November 19 national release of A.Dd+'s DiveHiFlyLo album, which will feature five new tracks not heard on the “Dallas-only” version that the duo released back in January, Paris Perhsun and Slim Gravy have released yet another Jeff Adair-directed clip for their syrupy slow jam, “Audio Day Dream.” Adair, you might remember, also directed the duo's Fader-approved video for “Where You Been” earlier this summer. Celebrate the release of the new and improved DiveHiFlyLo at the duo's album release show on November 29 at the West End Event Center. Slim tells us the party will be a “formal event, no jeans allowed” affair, so keep that in mind when prepping yourself that night.
Back in July, we surmised that Daniel Markham's Ruined My Life stood a good chance of winding up as one of our top five local releases of 2013 come the end of the year. And, even five months later, the album's first video stands as the latest reminder of what a year it's been for the Dentonite. The R.E.M. shirt worn by Markham in the clip also shouldn't go unnoticed: While nods to R.E.M. abound in Markham's work, “Favorite Band,” perhaps, exudes the band's Reckoning-era work more obviously than anything he's released.
With its straightforward rockabilly riffs and vintage Rev-style innuendos, the first single from The Rev seems to indicate Reverend Horton Heat's first full-length in four years will drop some of the cutesiness of 2009's Laughin' & Cryin' in favor of regaining some of the magic of 1990's Smoke 'Em If you Got 'Em. Let's not forget that said album did feature a single called “Eat Steak.” That said: Is it any wonder, really, that the band responsible for “Turkey Gotta Gobble” is back with another ode to food? The Rev will come out on January 21 via Victory Records.
This mini-documentary gives a pretty in-depth look into the band responsible for the best local release of the year . The six-minute video delves into the origins, motivations and songwriting process of Daniel Hart's Dark Rooms band, and mixes in some cool shots of Dallas to boot. Also, from the looks of it, this Myspace-sponsored clip is part of the same promotion responsible for tomorrow night's free Portugal. The Man and Shakey Graves show at Granada Theater. Myspace loves Dallas, you guys.