“Voices” Music Video: Process Blog
For “Voices,” the first single off of our latest album, I worked with multi-hyphenate artist Mark Landry to create this video: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUrYz-qmkqI] Here’s the process we took to get there: For the song “Goodbye at the End of the World” on the last album, Dust Among the Stars, I created an animated music video. I […]
“Fields” Music Video
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy8fIbVTm2M] My folks were both raised in small, rural towns in Texas, but moved to Houston in the 1970s, where I was born. I spent my childhood, then, living in the suburbs and for holidays, summers, different events, shuttling back and forth out to farm and ranchland and towns too small for grocery stores. I […]
All the References: Goodbye at the End of the World
We recently gave away a pair of autographed CDs over at the all-purpose geek-themed site Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together to people who correctly identified the most sci-fi and film references hidden in the animated video for our song Goodbye at the End of the World. But nobody was particularly close to getting all […]
“Goodbye at the End of the World” Process Blog
The music video for “Goodbye at the End of the World” was a pretty major undertaking for me. It is a four-plus minute, computer animated music video about an alien invasion and a couple whose relationship is on the rocks, but who try to save the world. It was written, designed, animated, and rendered by […]
The Morning Breaks: My Life in Music
I just released a new video from our album The Ghost of John Henry, for the song “The Morning Breaks.” It goes like this:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOx2HokCCwg]This an intensely personal video for me, and I have to be honest it feels a little weird putting it out into the world. The earliest footage in here dates back […]
Road Stories: The Bombed-Out Whorehouse
Maybe the best sustained musical experience I’ve ever had was playing drums in the band Black Spiral from about 1995-1999. I was in and just out of high school, and the band started as Chris Crowson, Ryan Dawe, and I were just starting to learn our instruments. The first songs I was ever involved in […]
Steamfolktronica – The Video!
There is now a video posted for the Mission 13 remix of When Breath Becomes Visible. It’s sort of abstract, with a lot of bubbles, and some water, and a lot of words. You know. And it’s in HD and everything.