Take a look at the video for “Release” by Rich Aucoin, via the Dave Hung directed video. The clip was shot on four separate occasions off the coast of Nova Scotia and is a departure from Aucoin’s homage pieces in “Want to Believe”, “Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E” and “IT” – this time favouring a long meditative, photographic shot. While filming, Aucoin lay in the water, repeating the mantra of there being no shark attacks in Nova Scotia while the rest of the crew flew drones safely from shore.
Following the release of the “Are You Experiencing?” video and the single “Want To Believe,” Rich Aucoin is has recently shared the video for album track “Yelling In Sleep.” The animated video was directed by Canadian Joel MacKenzie and was recently awarded Best Music Video at Animation Block Party 2014, in Brooklyn. This song is about the failures in all types of our relationships, explains Rich. “Yelling in our sleep” is a phrase to elicit the frustration we have when we lose these relationships and the nightmare that haunts us afterwards.
There are so many great music festivals happening this summer that I just wish I would be able to attend. Case in point, the Pemberton Music Festival; a five-day festival taking place Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 in beautiful Pemberton, BC (located near Whistler, BC) . With nearly 100 performances and six separate performance areas, including two main stages, two secondary stages, a dance tent and a comedy area, Pemberton Music Festival will be five glorious days of music, comedy, and camping on 300 clean, open acres in one of the most idyllic settings on Earth.
The stellar lineup includes the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Deadmau5, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Metric with IMF favourites Justice [DJ Set], TV On The Radio, St. Vincent, The New Pornographers, Stars, Hayden, Matt Mays, Hey Rosetta!, Rich Aucoin and many more.
Care of The Pemberton Music Festival, I’ve got two General Admission Tickets + Camping or Shuttle to give away to one lucky winner. There is only one way to enter. Email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “PEMBERTON” in the subject line with your full name in the body. Tell your friends in the west to enter! Deadline is WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH at NOON (EST). I’ll notify the winner that day.
Have you heard the latest single from Rich Aucoin? Here’s “Want To Believe”, off the upcoming second album, Ephemeral (Available September 9th, 2014 via Bonsound (Canada) and Young Enthusiastic Americans (USA) and available October 14th, 2014 via Platinum Records (France)).
Taking a breaking from relentlessworld-wide touring (cross-Canadian shows, European festivals, even a beach party in Madagascar), Aucoin distills all of his big ideas into 10 sharp dance-pop songs, creating one central message. We must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together.
“In times like this/I wanna be a believer!”, Aucoin shouts on the driving, dynamic “Want to Believe,” an exuberant anthem mixed by Grammy Award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk).
Take a listen!
“Are You Experiencing?” by Rich Aucoin, from the upcoming release of Ephemeral (out in September via Bonsound). The video was pieced together seamlessly by Ian MacMillan, the video footage was provided by Rich’s fans who captured a moment under his colourful parachute over the last four years. Some of the locations from the fan videos were festivals and shows including Osheaga, Hangout Fest, Rifflandia, The Drake Hotel, Pop Montreal, Ottawa Bluesfest, Pianos in NYC and SXSW.
Aucoin’s second album, the follow-up to 2012 Polaris Longlisted We’re All Dying To Live, is a poppy, hook-driven, and relentless singalong.