Tag Archives: Lowercase Letters

Lowercase Letters – Open Blinds

Today’s DC music video is just criminally sexy. Indie neo-soul band lowercase letters mixes a healthy dose of rock in their sultry sound, and the single “Open Blinds” takes things further with singer Alphie Williams crooning lyrics of coy exhibitionism. The video, presented by their longtime home House Studio and directed by Kimshimwon, really delivers as a visual interpretation of the song. It’s not overtly explicit but your boss might raise an eyebrow. The soulful foursome open a fine Sunday night of music with Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka at Vienna’s Jammin’ Java. Brush up on their tunes with their debut self-titled full length album released last November.


Lowercase Letters – Stay (NPR Tiny Desk submission)

We’re nearing the end of our trove of NPR Tiny Desk contest submissions from DC area musicians, but there are a couple more gems that we hope get a lot of love from Bob and his judges. Here’s soulful R&B band lowercase letters doing a heartbreaking new song called “Stay”. Catch them tonight playing songs from their recently released self-titled full length album as they kick off an early Luce Unplugged show in just a few hours at the Luce Center for American Art with Art Sorority For Girls, presented by the CityPaper.

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Lowercase Letters – Lollipop video

Here’s a different take on a well-known hit song. Soulful group Lowercase Letters spins Lil Wayne’s 2008 single Lollipop into a sultry acoustic jam for House Studio DC‘s $5 Music Video series.


Lowercase Letters – The Electric Slide

Many years ago, before I came up with this idea to DJ DC music, I DJed weddings for my music fix. It was stressful and a lot of work, but I had some really fun times making big crowds dance to cheesy pop music. But the first song on every Do Not Play list was always Marcia Griffiths’ 1989 song Electric Boogie, what we all know as The Electric Slide. Seems like an odd choice for a cover by Lowercase Letters, but their injection of soul and fun makes for an entertaining cover in House Studio DC‘s $5 Music Video series.


Lowercase Letters – Turn Your Lights Down Low

The end of summer weekend is almost upon us, but realistically most of you have already checked out. Here’s a mellow jam that fits my mood right now. Neo-soul group Lowercase Letters covers Bob Marley’s 1977 song Turn Your Lights Down Low for House Studio DC‘s $5 Music Video series. Peace out.


Lowercase Letters – Hard Head video

House Studio DC, the premier creative force for music videos in this town, is enlisting DC musicians to perform covers of some of their favorite tunes for their $5 Music Video series. Today we’ve got neo-soul group Lowercase Letters performing a mellow version of blues legend Louis Jordan’s relationship rant “Hard Head”.


lowercase letters – Restless City video

One of the songs featured on the most recent episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast was the new single “Restless City” by rock / soul hybrid band lowercase letters. Here’s a music video of Alphie Starr, John Beckham, Clinton Cole and Ben Tufts performing the song on their Road To Austin tour earlier this year. Buy the song on iTunes or Bandcamp.


lowercase letters – Can’t Won’t Rush video

Alphie Starr and John Beckham, with bassist Clinton Cole and superstar drummer-about-town Ben Tufts, comprise the excellent neo-soul-ish group lowercase letters. Here’s an unplugged live rendition of Can’t Won’t Rush, a love song from their 2011 debut EP a-g, for the web video series The Angle.


Lowercase Letters – Give Me video

Genre-hopping band Lowercase Letters are heading out of DC to make their mark on the national music scene at SXSW in Austin. Kimshimwon from House Studio DC is producing a SXSW video tour diary of the band making their way to the country’s most insane music festival, and the first installment recently went live.

But that’s not really a music video, right? So here’s a great song of theirs from a couple of years ago, Give Me.