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Arriving on the heels of yesterday's Crib Notes post highlighting "Walk Through," the second installment of Jungol's Go Softly short-film project, yet another piece of the puzzle appeared this morning. "Hide and Seek" picks up the pieces with the same saturated autumnal hues of color and nature-afflicted abstract imagery that "Other Life" and "Walk Through" laid out. This latest video also picks up the pace with a bit of a marathon motif. Where it's all going from here remains to be seen, but it's been a cool and transcendent journey so far.
Jungol plays 529 on Fri., March 1 and again at AMICI in Milledgeville, Ga., on Sat., March 2.
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Judging by Jungol's website, each of the 15 parts will feature brief sketches of textured, atmospheric audio that normally make up the background noise of the band's main material. Be sure to check out the first installment, "Other Life," for more cryptically surreal visuals.
Jungol plays 529 on Fri., March 1 and again at AMICI in MIlledgeville, GA on Sat., March 2.
You could say that Randy Michael has caught a big break in Hollywood, as the former Booze guitarist can be spotted playing drums in the video for David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)." The nearly six-minute mini-movie dropped yesterday and casts Bowie and veteran actress Tilda Swinton as a typical married couple that, instead of obsessing over celebrities, is tormented by the young and beautiful. At times, it comes across as an artsy take on the 2008 Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino.
The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, whose resume as a director includes two earlier Bowie videos ("Little Wonder" and "Dead Man Walking" in 1997) as well as the 2010 biopic The Runaways. She is also the wife of Lillian Berlin, one of Michaels' band mates in Living Things. According to Michael, he just appears in the video and did not play drums on this song or any of the cuts from Bowie's forthcoming album, The Next Day, which is slated for a March 12 release in the U.S.
Since the Booze split in late 2011, Michael has moved to Los Angeles and is focused on other projects. His new surroundings have opened him up to different opportunities as an actor and musician. In addition to the Bowie video, Michael will soon be seen in a commercial for Heineken's Desperados beer, slated to begin airing March 1, and an episode of the ABC series Revenge, in which he plays guitar for New Zealand-based songwriter Gin Wigmore during a party scene.
Working with Bowie was especially rewarding for Michael, since he was a British rock 'n' roll aficionado long before he took a stab at acting. "I'm having a hard time believing I worked with David Bowie," Michael says. "Just watching him get into his acting zone makes you realize you are watching the best."
Although Vice Haus is only seven tracks long, each number brings quality and diversity to the table, showing off the duality of Bowie's voice as he switches from rapping to singing - all the while keeping your attention with only one feature (Miloh Smith) throughout the whole thing. Subjects like money and strippers are looked at from a different perspective on tracks such as "M.O.B. Pt. 1 and 2," and he even moves into some pop terrain with "Little League Love." In the end, "Take Em to Church" offers a more spiritual approach, expressing his faults and concerns with a higher power - one of many surprises from yet another promising artist from the south side of Atlanta.
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Video Rahim is no stranger to lifting themes from '80s horror films, as the video he shot and directed last year for Gun Party's "Nothing Like A Sheep to Make You Feel Like a Wolf" had a definite An American Werewolf in London vibe.
Tuk has stayed busy in between tours, producing an LP for like-minded Jersey City rockers Wyldlife alongside local engineer Dan Dixon. In addition to having a sound and look similar to that of the Biters, Wyldlife also has something in common with an established noise-pop group - vocalist Danny Feldman's older brother, Kurt, plays drums in the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
$59.50. 8 p.m. Tabernacle. 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022.
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