Quick Hits & Clips: Valis, Trail Of Dead, Manchester Orchestra, The Cramps

posted April 8, 2009

  • Valis has posted the video for their song "Under Satan's Will" on YouTube. The band are also scheduled to play this Saturday, April 11th in Arlington, WA.
  • Longtime and multi-syllabic Austin sextet Trail Of Dead went about reminding you of their presences via Festival Thyme, the EP where you first got a taste (via alternate takes) of "Inland Sea" and "Bells Of Creation" from the band's sixth album The Century Of Self. Now, just as LA quintet Isis prepare to unveil their own collection of swirly post-something epics, the Texans bring us the swirly "Isis Unveiled" in colorfully ominous and multi-patterned video form: Get acquainted with demons from hell, an army of Dead, and Conrad Keely's face. The Century of Self is out via the band's Richter Scale label.
  • Manchester Orchestra and Favorite Gentlemen/Canvasback music have posted “I’ve Got Friends” the third chapter of their video series on MySpace. The full-album series concept was conceived by the Emmy Award winning directing team of Clay Lipsky and Jason Bognacki of Destroy Rock Music Inc., whom also directed “I Can Barely Breathe” from the band’s debut I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child.
  • An evening of tribute and remembrance in honor of Lux Interior and The Cramps will be held Sunday, April 26th at Tritone, 1508 South St., starting at 9 PM. Interior, vocalist for the legendary group, passed away on February 4th, 2009. The event will feature the music of The Cramps, a showing of their infamous concert at Napa State Mental Institute, never before seen video footage and shared recollections. A memorial service of Crampsong will be performed by The Sickidz.