Happy Thursday folks. The weekend is nigh, and you know what that means here on the hill: videos. We’ve got three more solid videos this week, from three rather different Canadian outfits, so let’s discuss them briefly shall we?
Common Grackle is the duo of prairie producer Factor and Guelph’s hip hop-inspired folkster Gregory Pepper. Their debut record, The Great Depression, came out early this summer. I really should have had a post up on it by now, as it’s a really interesting album, but this video for the title track has been waiting to make a Video Hits appearance, and so I didn’t want to save it any longer. Their label boss Ceschi Ramos makes an appearance, as does a Factor-driven El Camino, which you would think should cancel out any depression one might have.
Small Sins delivers a rather understated video for their lovely first single You Will Lie which was apparently shot in one afternoon in frontman Thomas D’Arcy’s apartment. The results are pretty good and the quality of the song suggests that one should certainly check into the band’s new album Pot Calls Kettle Black. Teenage Kicks unleash a good old fashioned performance video, albeit one that looks like you’re watching a VCR, which makes some sense as Teenage Kicks have a throwback sound – rock & roll with riffs aplenty. These guys just put out their debut 7″, and I don’t know about you, but I like this song a lot and I’ll be checking for more material from them.
Common Grackle – The Great Depression f. Ceschi
Small Sins – You Will Lie
Teenage Kicks – I Get What You Give