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Album reviews.

Animated Action :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Drops ‘Gut Feeling’ Video

We gotta keep folks guessing when it comes to the creativity.  I’ve been dropping the DoomFace art for years now, and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to progress things.  With the creation of DOOMonFILM, it seemed like an opportunity to do something new, and that is where the idea of the talking DoomFace originated.  Rather than sit on the idea forever, I wanted to see how it looked, and with no music video output for This Town Has Turned To Dust on the slate, it was time to do some quick thinking.  The result was the weirdo masterpiece you see above you, and it will hopefully be the start of a bigger YouTube presence that is unique from the legions of creators already out there.  If you dig the video, give it a like, share and a comment, and throw a subscribe in there while you’re at it.  Every little bit helps.

-chief

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Moving On :: Poolboi Blu Connects With Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice For ‘Cloudy’ Music Video

It’s been a long time coming, but poolboi blu and Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice have reconnected!  After poolboi blu‘s starring role in Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice‘s second short film, HELP ME, the two have been scheming on working together again.  The opportunity has presented itself in the form of cloudy, the second single from poolboi blu‘s latest release, horseplay.  The song and video are an exploration on learning to embrace the moment even when memories of the past remain.  Check it out, share it, give it a like, leave a comment, etc. etc., and let us know if you want more Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice directed videos for future poolboi blu output.

-chief

Wired In :: Trieyevision Unleashes ‘#DataGang’ On The Listening Public

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When it comes to forward thinking sonically, there are a handful of Texas-based artists that always keep things interesting.  A contingent of these artists have collaborated under the umbrella name of Trieyevision to drop a boom-bap blitzkrieg known as #DataGang.  The lineup consists of Persephone7LayerOscillatorBlack DavinciiiTony Darkmlcbr and Deerail, and the stimulation comes non-stop on this one.  The tracks are unique, and the lyrics have substance, making this 5 song collection’s whole greater than the sum of its parts.  Definitely one worth putting on your radar and spreading around.

-chief

Lucid Dreamscapes :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Officially Releases ‘This Town Has Turned To Dust’

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After a two year span of personal growth and focus on film, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice has returned to his music-making roots with the latest beat tape (for lack of a better word), This Town Has Turned To Dust.  The project was inspired by a Rod Serling episode of Playhouse 90 with a nearly similar name that focused on the fallout of the Emmitt Till lynching.  The album itself is meant to flow similar to the film Waking Life, using production by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice in tandem with a litany of film samples to give the impression of floating from one train of thought to the next.  The project is not only deeply personal (almost as much as the upcoming rap release A Memoir Called Noir), it also serves as a defined signpost (no pun intended) for the transition between music and film that Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice is undergoing currently.  Check it out at Bandcamp or any of your other favorite online outlets, as it is available in every streaming service or digital storefront, and be sure to tell your friends to do the same.

-chief

Rapid Fire :: 5-D And Bronze Whale Unveil ‘Shrubbery’

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SubKulture Patriots clearly left an indelible mark on the Texas hip-hop scene, and the waves of their creation continue to have impact to this day.  Case in point is the recent offshoot group known as 5-D (RuDi Devino and HBZ).  Together with producer Bronze Whale, the crew is set to make some noise that may cross genre boundaries in a way that is sorely needed right now for the hip-hop culture to continue to thrive.  Shrubbery is an uptempo ode to everyone’s favorite downer, laced with a bit of lyrical gymnastics to give it heavy replay value.  I’m definitely looking forward to integrating this one into mixes, and you should be getting your like/comment/share on so that 5-D and like-minded groups can thrive.

-chief

Wild Style :: PNTHN And Jeffrey Garcia Team Up Once Again For ‘Chrome’

Chrome is not the first time that Jeffrey Garcia has directed a video for PNTHN, but so much has happened for both camps since their last collaboration that Chrome serves as exhibit A for evidence of growth.  Garcia has become an award-winning short film director, slowly working his way through the independent festival circuit in the search for a big opportunity.  PNTHN has taken their potential energy and turned it into tons of exposure and many chances to rock for crowds all over Texas.  Chrome could serve as the first true statement video for PNTHN in the wake of their new-found success, and as another wonderful notch in Garcia‘s creative belt.  Definitely spread this one around, as everyone involved deserves the love this one is getting.

-chief

Thankful Days :: Virgil Wolfe And Punk With A Camera Visually Express ‘Gratitude’

Virgil Wolfe brought the musical vision, Punk With A Camera brought what it took to capture the vision in music video form, and Rib Fest Records helped make it all possible.  The result is a testimonial style slice of life in the form of Gratitude, where we find Wolfe reflecting on all things big and small worth pointing out, because all of this shaped him into the man he is today.  Punk With A Camera helps make everything easy to relate to, keeping the environments grounded rather than forcing Wolfe to posture like someone he is not.  These are the kind of videos that both resonate good vibes and help you unlock your ability to do the same.  Give it a like, a share and a comment, and keep supporting your favorite indie creators.

-chief