“Ladder to the Sun” by Saintseneca from the album Pillar of Na, available August 31st.
Indie-folk singer-songwriter Austin Basham is excited to finally share the video for his unreleased track, “Elephants,” which premiered earlier this week via The Big Takeover. The song is featured on his upcoming debut full-length album, You And Me For Now, out July 27th. Austin funded, conceptualized, starred, and edited the video himself, with only the help of some talented friends.
When asked about the video Austin said, “This music video was shot with some friends at Inks Lake, outside of Austin, Texas several years ago. We didn’t end up using it for whatever reason, so it just sat in storage for years. I had actually completely forgotten about the footage until I started thinking of video ideas for ‘Elephants’ and I suddenly remembered. Honestly, I decided to cut and edit it myself because I thought it would be the most efficient way, but ended up really enjoying the process. To me, the song is more metaphorical than literal. It is about people’s endless search for meaning and truth. To feel something. Yet, so often we veer away from this noble path and instead, we tend to have an affinity towards exploiting things (or people) and destroying them in the process. ‘Elephants’ urges us to acknowledge and appreciate all of the innate good around us, rather than constantly searching for ways to use and benefit from it.”
Take a look at this video from Parker Bossley, someone you may know from his time playing in Hot Hot Heat and The Gay Nineties. Here’s “Chemicals”.
“‘Chemicals’ is me writing about my relationships with drugs and love. The hook was spawned in my head on the 3rd day of a festival when the drugs just literally didn’t work anymore.” – Parker Bossley
Parker Bossley splits his time between Vancouver and LA. While recording this single he was living in an RV on a bad side of LA’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. “It had holes in the roof that leaked when it rained. There were a few gunshots at night, and in my daily neighbourhood walks, I would get called out as ‘Duran Duran’ guy thanks to my flamboyant outfits. Fortunately, even LA winters are pretty dry, and it was very cheap.”
Boniface is pleased to announce details of a new single ‘Dear Megan’ available digitally now through Transgressive Records.
Micah Visser (aka Boniface): “This one is special for me. I wrote it when I had just moved out of my parents’ house and I was feeling so overwhelmed and a little bit reckless. It was the middle of summer and I was happy but also filled with a lot of anxiety and it helped to go out and be surrounded by people. I was nervous and excited and trying to channel it all into my writing. I think that’s what the song is about really, being overwhelmed by the future but embracing the moment. Really believing in it.”