Check out Birdmonster’s great new video for “The Iditarod” from their album From the Mountain to the Sea, out 09/02 in stores and out NOW digitally from the FADER Label.
It’d be great if you could post it up!
“The Iditarod” was made using a technique called SLAM (SLide, Animation, Movies) coined by its developer – Greg Crane. Not too different from your standard stop-motion animation, SLAM takes the aesthetics to a new arty level. 95% of the video was created using digital still photos from a professional/high-end camera. Approximately 1800 shots were painstakingly and meticulously pasted together to establish that “motion”.
Birdmonster are also hitting the road. Let me know if you’d like to check out one of their upcoming gigs.
Sep-01 Fingerprints (In Store) – Long Beach, CA
Sep-02 The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA*
Sep-03 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA?
Oct-04 Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA+
Oct-05 Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC+
Oct-06 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC+
Oct-07 The EARL – Atlanta, GA+
Oct-08 The Social – Orlando, FL+
Oct-09 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
Oct-10 House of Blues – Parish – New Orleans, LA+
Oct-11 The Parish Room – Austin, TX+
Oct-14 Casbah – San Diego, CA+
Oct-18 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR+
Oct-19 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA+
Oct-20 Media Club – Vancouver, BC+
Oct-23 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN+
Oct-24 The Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL+
Oct-25 Der Rathskellar at University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI+
Oct-27 Southgate House – Newport, KY+
Oct-31 TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA+
Nov-01 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY+
w/ Sons and Daughters*
w/ Nada Surf?
w/ The Rumble Strips+