Greenpointer and Comedy Filmmaker Heather Fink sent in this music video she directed and shot in Greenpoint called “Parking Space, I Want You, A Love Song” starring Jack Mulcahy. Heather also wrote the lyrics to this gem.
Special is the new video by Brooklyn based musical group Doom Trumpet. After a video release at Happy Fun Hideaway in Bushwick, Greenpointers hosted a Q and A with the band and the video’s director Lauren Silberman about the mesmerizing song and film.
GP: What is Doom Trumpet exactly? Would you call it a band? A project?
Lauren: I’ll leave this one to David.
David: Doom Trumpet revolves around writing and playing music together. Equally important are the scenarios and connections we create with and for our sounds. We make music videos, design stage-sets in which to perform, craft USB sculptures, hand-dye band t-shirts, and sometimes we have band yoga sessions.
GP: Your new video, Special, begins with a group walking from the ocean and retains this sense of eeriness throughout. Was this important or might a viewer just be overinfluenced by the Halloween season? Continue reading
Good neighborhood people Russ Marshalek and Lucy Swope merged their respect for dark post-punk, the occult and trippy imagery to bring us a truly unique vision. Behold, boys and girls: the first-ever music video recorded entirely via Google Glass.
Russ and Lucy’s individual projects—a place both wonderful and strange and GHOST COP, respectively—wove into a witchy macrame for “DNT CM,” shooting on location at Greenpoint staples like Black Rabbit and Transistor Park. Also, there’s a séance.
Shall we? Video and more from the two after the jump.
Today is Elvis’ birthday! Bandleader of Leland Sundries and Greenpointer Nick Eaton sent me this music video of the song “Giving Up Redheads” starring Burlesque Dancer and Actress Lindsay Naas aka Vicky Sin paired with a Long Island-based Elvis impersonator by the name of RELVIS aka Randy Mancini. Directed by Jim Turner, this video is a toast to the king! The video is fun and silly and it’s shot in Greenpoint. The song is totally diggable, too. Below is a song all about Greenpoint called “Monitor Arms,” inspired by the big fire of 2006. Enjoy!
Justin from Blaqbook shot this video and interview of Backwords, a band who rocked our recent CMJ Showcase at Public Assembly.
Here is some amazing press we received for that showcase:
• The Ultimate Guide to CMJ (in Greater) Bushwick (Bushwick Daily)
• CMJ Must See The Suzan (Free Williamsburg
Greenpointers is so excited about our CMJ Showcases on 10/16 & 10/20.
First a music video by Backwords, one of the awesome bands playing at Delinquency on 10/16. Next is a video of Il Albanico, who will be playing at Matchless on 10/20. Last is just funny. The band Cool Serbia is pretty rad, too! They are playing this Saturday 10/13 at 171 Lombardy in Greenpoint.
House Finches in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Video by Jennifer Galatioto
Music by The Drums, “I Want to Go Surfing”
Loyal reader Xenia Rubinos submitted this video that is filmed in Greenpoint. It will wake you up so turn the sound down before you hit play. She described herself a “CubaRican” and made this “Puerto Rican Punk” video along with the filmmaker Francesco Lettieri and her drummer/coproducer Marco Buccelli (both sound eyetalian to me) as an ode to the “beautiful city we live in!”