Friday, December 05, 2008

Home Video

Home Video are Collin Ruffino and David Gross, transplants from the misunderstood landscape of New Orleans, now living in the brooding brownstones of Brooklyn, New York. Here they revel in a self-created world of references to Edward Gorey, Massive Attack, The Brothers Quay, Smashing Pumpkins, and a dusting of Chopin, references that they have been collecting for nearly ten years.

Originally discovered by Warp Records, the label released Home Video's first two EPs in 2004, both packaged in sleeves illustrated by Collin's dark, Gorey-esque drawings. That You Might, a 10" single, immediately picked up considerable attention in Britain from BBC Radio 1 and the NME, while the five song Citizen EP earned the band a feature in Rolling Stone. In 2006, New York based Defend Music released their debut full length, No Certain Night Or Morning. Sasha picked two of the songs from this album to remix for his recently released Involver 2, which also included reworked songs from Thom Yorke, Ladytron, M83, and Apparat.

As electronic-rock producers and performers, they record everything themselves, then adapt it live into a full on rock show with live drums and hypnotic visual projections. After sharing a bill in London at the start of Home Video's first European tour, Blonde Redhead were so impressed that they invited the band to support them for three weeks of shows in North America. Since then they have opened for such diverse acts as Yeasayer, Flying Lotus, Pinback, Colder, Radio 4, and His Name is Alive.

It Will Be OK is the first new material Home Video have released since 2006, and illustrates the band's new direction in both sound and attitude. The new music has a thickness and complexity that their early minimalist work lacked; the gloom and darkness gives way to glimmerings of hope marked by sublime swells of sound. For the first time, they've been recording with their touring drummer, Jim Orso, who brings adds a third dimension and brings new life to the beat.

Surrounded by the trend-infested-quick-high of the New York music scene, Home Video are slow-burning pop that will invade your dreams and memories. Recommended!

Home Video - I Can Make You Feel It
Home Video - Maybe What You Need
Home Video @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP (2008) !!!
The Black Angels - Passover
Ali Farka Toure - In The Heart Of The Moon
+ Le Tigre, Do Make Say Think, His Name Is Alive,
Jolie Holland, Man Man, Woody Guthrie, etc.

A Hawk And Hacksaw - S/T + Darkness At Noon !!!
!!! - Myth Takes
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
+ An Albatross, Animal Collective, 7 Seconds, ARE Weapons,
Andrew Bird, Aesop Rock, Alkaline Trio, American Nightmare, etc.

Idaho - Alas + Hearts Of Palm !!!
Doves - Some Cities !!!
Gemma Hayes - The Roads Dont Love You !!!
Julie Doiron - & The Wooden Stars !!!
Mojave - Puzzles Like You !!!

Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope

Interpol, Boards Of Canada, HIM, Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.

M.I.A. - Kala
Interpol - Our Love To Admire

Bang Gang - Something Wrong
Soko - Not So Kute


Animal Collective - Feels + Sung Tongs


4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome~!~ I've been looking for more Idaho since I first read about them here on your site. Now I have Alas.

If you happen to see Idaho - Levitate, I would greatly appreciate a post. Thanks again!!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Axi said...

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8:08 AM  
Blogger Axi said...


The first link is dead...

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymouse said...

M.I.A.'s album and a Sean Cody clip at the same link? It must be XMAS!

9:26 AM  
Blogger luyi said...

thank you for sharing!!!

8:44 AM  

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