It’s friday and I’m feeling a bit witchy! That’s why I’m feeling like giving you all some Huntress and their video for “Eight Of Swords”. Directed by Simon Chan (The Swords, Spindrift, The Mars Volta), the video is full of occult imagery and classic thrash metal, which makes it the perfect way to kick off a weekend that will surely be devoted to sin and debauchery! The song comes from the band’s debut album Spell Eaters, which was released May 8th, 2012 via Napalm Records. Make sure to pick it up on iTunes. READ MORE
Spaghetti Western-influenced band Spindrift has announced the “Ghost Town Tour 2012″ in which they will be embarking on a series of live dates where they will be performing in ghost towns across the Western frontier. The band will be recording their live performances as part of a documentary for their upcoming album Songs Born Of The West, which they are currently recording in Joshua Tree, CA. The album has a Spring 2013 release. Tour dates for the shows are below.
Bodie, CA holds a special place for singer/guitarist Kirpatrick Thomas. He says “Bodie sprang up in the late 1880’s and was a mining town. There were so many miners in there that the town quickly became a thriving boomtown with over 65 saloons, opium dens and cat-houses. This was a place of life that went from bringing in 3 million dollars of revenue at its peak to being desolate by 1912.”
The band has also scored the film Dust Up, which is directed by Ward Roberts and stars Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Supernatural). The soundtrack (iTunes) and film were both released Oct. 2nd. READ MORE
Spindrift has released the first of several videos, ‘Theme From Confusion Range’, from their album ‘Classic Soundtracks’. The plan is to release a new video every three weeks, each video representing the song in a different movie style. I’m all for it and think the idea is really quite awesome, especially considering how inventive these guys will need to get. Word is that there might be a horror-inspired one, although one could easily make connections between this video and movies like ‘Last House On The Left’ and Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’. Check it out below and let me know what you think.
Psychedelic band Spindrift have announced their next album as ‘Classic Soundtracks’ and expect it to be out this spring. The strange concept behind this album is that each song is based off of a movie the band conceived in their minds. Trippy, huh? To further this concept, each song will have its own music video, each done by a different director. The first video to come out will be for the song ‘Theme From Confusion Range’ and is directed by Simon Chan who did Dead Meadow’s ‘The Three Kings’. Here’s the cool part: frontman Kirpatrick Thomas says “It’s an homage to 70′s slasher films and was filmed in Joshua Tree, California.” Count me among the intrigued!