Monthly Archives: October 2013

Matt Tarka – Indigo Bunting video

After featuring more than 400 DC music videos on this blog, Hometown Sounds now presents an exclusive video premiere! Singer-songwriter Matt Tarka has honed his craft with a ton of live shows over the last few years. Songs from his 2011 EP Motorcycle Breakfast have recently been included in Relix Magazine‘s Oct/Nov issue and Derek Evry’s fantastic collection Music Still Happens Here Vol. 2. Matt tapped Baltimore’s Springwood Productions and director Jess Garcia to make a music video for the song Indigo Bunting, dramatizing the traumatic end of a relationship. This Sunday Matt kicks off a night of FREE music at top notch beer bar The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan with The Gary Busey Syndrome and our dear friends Black Checker.

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Drop Electric – Higgs Boson video

Let’s review, shall we? Post-rockers Drop Electric emerged on the scene with their 2010 album Finding Color In The Ashes (now a name-your-own-price download) and a series of top quality music videos primarily from director Patrick Ryan Morris of NYC based Dedalus Moving Pictures. In the summer of 2012 they released a 4 song Sampler Platter EP and a music video for the single Empire Trashed. After promising a new full length album this year on Lefse Records, the band has released 4 more music videos to build anticipation (hint: watch them all). Today 405tv premiered the video for Higgs Boson, the last appetizer before the main course called Waking Up To The Fire is served this Tuesday October 22nd. Directed by Patrick Ryan Morris in cinematic widescreen format better suited to a big screen than a puny YouTube embed, this video stars actress Brea Grant best known for Heroes and Friday Night Lights. Stream the entire new album now courtesy of Pandora Premieres!

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The Max Levine Ensemble – Ghost Song video

Yesterday afternoon DCist beat us to the punch and posted the new animated video from pop-punkers The Max Levine Ensemble, featuring a cute animated ghost haunting the likes of Barack Obama and John Boehner. Today Congress appears to have finally figured out a deal to avoid default and reopen the government. Coincidence? Surely not. The Scooby-Doo style animation by Ben Levin accompanies an older cut called Ghost Song, from the name-your-price collection mr. gikokovich 2000​-​2005.

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Wes Felton – Walked Away video

Happy Birthday to DMV rapper, singer and producer Wes Felton! The promotion engine for Felton’s newest full-length album Imagine The Future continues with a new music video for Walked Away, shot in an abandoned building under construction with some amazing views of the city.

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Jason Steinhauer – Shutdown Blues video

DC, Hometown Sounds is back on the scene! I had a wonderful 2 weeks off in sunny California, not giving one passing thought to these ugly shenanigans in Washington’s halls of power. But now I’ve returned to the day job of a government contractor and everything is on hold. Like nearly everyone else in this town, I’ve got the Shutdown Blues. In case you missed it making the rounds when the shutdown began, government employee and The Grey Area frontman Jason Steinahauer penned a take on Bob Dylan’s 1965 song Tombstone Blues in response to the ongoing crisis. Here’s hoping things get back to normal real soon.

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