Click the image for the video! Thanks Nic!!
The known information on director Jesse Donk-Rains is as follows; he is raised on an organic farm in Mansfield, Ga, he loves Legos, jumping, drawing, youtube and playing games with his friends. His favorite foods are raw fennel, turnips, pasta and rocky road ice cream. He is fascinated by all things Canadian and is currently 11-years old.
It’s tough to imagine going back to what my 11-year old self was doing (roller blading with the neighborhood girls, playing basketball, discovering my friend’s dad’s porno collection) and be able to find room for “direct my favorite band’s music video”, but that’s the life of Jesse Donk-Rains. I didn’t have A.D.D., but dedicating a day of sunshine to creating a stop-motion video would have led to stomping on the play-dough and mimicking Godzilla’s roar – rather than a completed short film.
For the “Come Alive” video, it’s clear this is not Donk-Rains first rodeo. He’s matching up the lyrics with his sequences, building a narrative and taking that narrative to alternate worlds. Impressive stuff. We hope the next one has more to do with Canada.
Gringo Star’s Count Yer lucky Stars is out now.
Do it y’all!!!
All ya gotta do is click the album cover above, then spend a measly 7.99 at iTunes!
We love you!
The GRINGO STAR fall tour! (More Dates TBA as well!)
9/10 – Eighth & Rail – Opellka, AL
9/16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/17 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
9/19 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
9/22 – Popeye’s Garage – New Haven, CT
9/23 – The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
9/24 – The Basement – Northhampton, MA
9/25 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/28 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
9/29 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/30 – Founder’s Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, MI
10/3 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/05 – Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD
10/06 – Eye Level Art – Charleston, SC
10/07 – Get Down – West Asheville, NC
10/08 – Boone Saloon – Boone, NC
10/09 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
10/10 – JD’s Bar and Grill – Sheffield, AL
10/11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
10/12 – Sitckyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
10/14 – The ND – Austin, TX
10/15 – Malone Pictures Headquarters – Dallas, TX
10/17 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/18 – Opolis – Norman, OK
10/20 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/21 – Plush – Tuscon, AZ
10/22 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/24 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
10/25 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Check out the fantastic video for “Shadow” as well! I do hope you dig it! (and our new website!)
Both the video and the song are available for purchase/streaming at your favorite digital store!
The website has finally been updated!
Please click the picture below to vote!!! And tell your friends!!
(Click the image to watch the video!)
MORE NEWS SHORTLY! THE RECORD KILLS! (and trust me folks, you are going to flip out over the packaging!!)
Our great friends BLADEN COUNTY RECORDS put out the digital and cd, now!!!! Get that jammy!
Best 13 Records of 2010:
1. Jonsi – Go
2. The Body – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood
3. Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
4. Beach House – Teen Dream
5. Alcest – Escailles De Lune
6. Fabulous – There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape
7. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini
8. Agalloch – Marrow Of The Spirit
9. Les Discrets – Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees
10. Suckers – Wild Smile
11. T.I. – No Mercy
12. Envy – Recitation
13. Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Pt II
I never include bands I work with on my top lists of the year, but obviously I loved the following jams!
ARMS – EP
Shy Child – Liquid Love
Your Youth – Aloha
Best Show of 2010:
SWANS – Brooklyn Masonic Temple (and actually one of the best shows in my almost 30 years of life!!)
Best Song of 2010:
Nachtmystium – No Funeral (Yes, I know the album was at the bottom of my list, but I feel this song really pushed the boundaries of how metal can be conceived, especially since it really polarized the metal community.)
Upcoming for 2011:
Liturgy – Title TBA (Thrill Jockey
ARMS – Summer Skills (label TBA)
Naam – new EP (Tee Pee Records)
Thursday, Dec 16th. 8:30pm – ?
59 Franklin St, Suite 401 (btw Broadway and Lafayette)