Here it is, the final video for the new record! When I first thought up this project, I just thought it would be a fun way to preview the songs for people before the record comes out. It’s also been a super fun way to work with people who I really like to make cool stuff. My goth hero JOE MOON made this for me, starring his cat Ichi and the coolest little girl in Grand Rapids MI, my hero, Junior Riot Grrl Eleanor S-B!
This is also one of my favorite songs on the record, my friend Amber who does a lot of cool stuff sang it for me! It’s about when a relationship ends but you still just want to make out with them but you know it’s a bad idea.
So stay tuned for release info for the record! It will be available to order/download in less than 2 weeks.
I asked my friend Kasey to make a vid for one of the new songs on my record. She is one of the best music photographers in MI, and she is also a fellow huge dork, so I should have known she would make THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO OF ALL TIME starring a ton of KITTIES!
This is a song about long distances and wondering why people do the things they do and what they are feeling when they do them.
“I think it would be probably be the best for all of us if you would record a novelty halloween song or two.”
My friend James just wrote this on my FB wall and I thought it sounded like a really fun idea so even though it’s just about 4am I finally got it done. It didn’t really end up being a novelty song but I don’t know if I could write a novelty song that would actually be any good. “The ghost” is the lingering feelings that haunt you after a break up. I hope you dig it.
Dedicated to Mr. James Duke: Ghost Story
The coolest thing about this project is that I don’t really know what I’m going to get, I just sent a song each to 4 of my cool friends and told them to make rad videos. This one turned out so awesome! I haven’t even seen the last 2, I’ll see them around when you do!
This is a song about when you are just laying around with a cool girl and drifting in and out of sleep and how the sleepy parts are the best thing ever and then you keep waking up and remembering that it’s hot and gross and you aren’t actually happy.
Over the next week or so I will be “premiering” a video for each of the 4 songs on the new Radiator Hospital record SOME DISTANT MOON. The album, as a whole, is about all the big things we take for granted and all the little things we make a big deal out of. The song ANDY GRIFFITH is about when the deaths of cultural figures/childhood idols affect you more than the actual relationships you have with people in your life.
Tune in later on this month for more songs! BIG SURPRISES (not really that big) in store! And check out FORWARD RECORDS for more info on the upcoming release (plus buy all their other records, they rule!)