We're a collective of friends living and working in Philadelphia. We create short films with local and touring artists and bands performing in different locations around the city. While we call Philadelphia home, we occasionally make a trip to another city. So lets hang out.
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Lucius “Goodbye”(Paul McCartney cover) - Philadelphia, PA
After Lucius played us “Turn It Around” before their set at Milkboy Philly a few weeks ago, they asked us if we minded if they tried out a cover for us. Of course, we were more than happy to document one more song, especially since it was a cover.
Little did we know the cover was going to be a Paul McCartney demo that was never actually recorded for The Beatles. It’s called “Goodbye”. If you want to hear the original, you’re going to have to do some digging on Internet. For now, enjoy this version.
When we first started discussing with Florida band Holopaw where to do the shoot, they jokingly threw out the idea of playing in a snow covered field. Maybe they weren’t joking, but the idea of shooting outside in early February wasn’t very pleasant. They then suggested their good friend Michael Johnson’s studio- Ape School, located downtown, which sounded like a much warmer idea.
They had a day off after their Philly show at Kung Fu Necktie so we holed up in the studio for a few hours on a Sunday to document three songs before they headed to Washington DC. One of which was “Golden Sparklers”, the second song off their new record, Academy Songs, Volume 1. We’ll share the other two soon but for now, enjoy.
Isaac Delusion “True Love Will Find You In The End” (Daniel Johnston cover) - Brooklyn, NY
We first heard of Isaac Delusion when a friend of ours, Camille, was visiting Philadelphia from Paris. She sat in on our PVT session, saw the Liberty Bell(even though it was closed so we had to look from the outside) and ate a Philly cheesesteak from Pat’s, not Geno’s. When she was leaving for her next destination, she mentioned that this band from France who she sorta kinda knew would be playing at CMJ while we were there and that we should check them out. So few emails later and several listens to “Midnight Sun” and trip to NYC, we found ourselves wandering around Brooklyn with a couple of guys from France.
They played us several songs that day in a very stripped down matter. Isaac Delusion’s music is very electronic based, in terms of instruments, but for our sessions they played all of the songs acoustically. They played us a mixture of originals and very unexpected but awesome covers including this one by Daniel Johnston called “True Love Will Find You In The End”. Enjoy.
It is always exciting to come across a local band that completely catches you off-guard and blows you away right off the bat. That happened recently when we visited Avery Rosewater earlier this month. We had only heard one of their songs before we paid them a vist. That song being their only release, “Havana.” We had an idea of what to expect, but we didn’t realize how deep their song arsenal was.
We first met the Philadelphia locals through some mutual friend and a few emails later we found ourselves in a South Philadelphia kitchen with the band set up in its tight quarters. They usually practice in the basement, but they set up in the kitchen just for us. Fortunately, we were able to document three songs that day, one of which being “Havana.” The other two have yet to been released onto the interwebs including the song from this session, “Wright.” We’ll share the other two soon so stay tuned and enjoy this for now.
We first met the guys and gals from Lucius last November when they were in town playing a show with You Won’t, who we were shooting a session with at the time. They were all very friendly and we could tell they were all a very talented bunch. Fast forward to two weeks ago. We became familiar with their self titled EP and grew quite fond of it, too. When we saw that Lucius would be in Philadelphia for a headlining show at Milkboy Philly, we knew we had to get them to play us a song or two.
After a quick conversation via Twitter and a few emails to confirm the times, Lucius made sure to squeeze us into their schedule. They ended up playing us two songs right at the upstairs bar of the venue minutes before doors opened. The first song they played us that night was a slightly reworked and energized, “Turn It Around”. Enjoy.