Earth Movers :: Evan Moran’s ‘Terraform’ Video Arrives

Evan Moran just got shine on my site for the massive amounts of music he has released this month.  Little did I know that he and his roommate Ben Lieberman were cooking up some visual amazement for his single Terraform.  It just hit the internet today, and it’s a pretty dope piece of indie expressionism.  Dig it and dig it good!

-chief

Elemental Sounds :: Keeper Prepares To Release ‘Corners’ EP

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Austin-based trio Keeper, who have already made a huge impact on the scene in a short time, are preparing to unleash what sounds like an amazing concept project with their upcoming EP Corners.  Produced entirely by Bird Peterson, this project is a four song exploration of the four cornerstone elements of the Earth.  Dock, the first single, is already making waves, and with upcoming audio-visual perfomances with the legendary Daedelus coming up, one can only image how much more the Keeper legend will continue to grow.

-chief

Massive Output :: Evan Moran’s Busy August

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Prolific is not a word that one should toss around lightly.  That being said, Baytown producer Evan Moran is going for one of the more prolific months of musical releases this August.  Evan has dropped 2 singles, and EP, and a full legnth project this month.  Check the resume’:

-chief

Hollywood Swingin’ :: Jeffrey Garcia’s ‘Terrence’ Now Available on YouTube

2016 has been a big year for me on the visual front.  The music video and documentary output has been beautiful, and I recently even dusted off my acting chops for a short film by local filmmaker Jeffrey Garcia.  His latest project, Terrence, is the story of a small-time ventriloquist with big dreams (played by San Marcos legend Furly Travis), and the struggles he goes through from day to day.  Highly entertaining.. please check it out and share it around!

-chief

Animated Gems :: Eraserfase’s ‘Sapphire’ Gets FanVid Treatment

Los Angeles based producer eraserfase already produces sounds that are colorful enough.  Recently, his song Sapphire landed in the hands of French artist PEEL, who took it upon himself to add animation to a dope track.  The result is a stunning video.  Watch, absorb, share, repeat, and as always, enjoy!

-chief

@MIRAGE512 & Chill :: Mirage512 Drops Visuals For ‘Just A Mirage’ / #TheAmeliorationCollection

I see you, Mirage512… stepping up the narrative ante on the visual front.  The thing I dig most about this video is that it is telling a story rather than focusing on the artist.  Many music videos miss out on the opportunity to leave a lasting impression by using a simple narrative structure, casting people to fit the roles, and then have the story play out with your song as the mechanism that moves things forward.  The smart ones, like Mirage512, sprinkle themselves in as an easter egg, thus maintaining the status quo of showing up in their video without taking up the majority of the frames.  Well done, sir.

-chief

Dreaming Destiny :: Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice Drops ‘Money From Home’ Visuals

After many years of doing Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice videos totally solo (one-man crew), it was nice to finally be able to work with someone else for the production side of things.  That someone else was the incredibly talented independent filmmaker Jeffrey Garcia of Dream-Atomic Productions.  A fellow member of the San Marcos Cinema ClubMoney From Home was the opportunity for us to make something that would stand up to the quality of other independent work out there.  I had faith in the song and faith in the vision, and I knew that I could edit something strong together.  Jeffrey came through on the photography, and even lended a handful of solid ideas.  I am very happy with the effort, and very proud of the result.  Share it, and spread the word.

-chief