New lyric video for California created for us by the amazing Flock of Crows Motion Design. Enjoy!
Another video from the album launch night at No Name. Beautiful is the third track on the album. Check out other videos from that night here & here.
Beautiful live lineup:
Brad Kohn - lead vocals, keys, guitar
Vee Bordukov - acoustic guitar
Nick Maybury - electric guitar
David Goodstein - drums
Nick Rosen - bass
Dave Yaden - keyboards
Sharlotte Gibson - back vocals
Carol McArthur - back vocals
Riffy & snappy, with a guitar solo recorded in one take (thanks to Erik Hammer) & inspired by The Black Keys. Thank you to Phil Simmonds on bass, Jake Hayden on drums, Erik Hammer on electric guitar, Steve Maggiora on Hammond, our engineer Jared Scott and Candace at the EastWest Studios. Video credit: Joram Talbot.
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Vee had this musical idea that was punky and abrasive. I liked the energy of it and wanted to create a kind of “Nirvana” vibe with it. It morphed into something else by the time both my input and Vee's punk desires were mixed together.
We sat with this song for a while. It's challenging to be political and not come off in an undesired way or a way that alienates people and turns them off to what you have to say. I think we got the balance right. Global politics is generally a mess. The fact that America currently has Trump and Clinton as their proposed leaders just highlights that! They're both terrible candidates for president in my humble opinion but Trump is a complete disaster! A return to medieval times.
The recording was all live including the vocals. We recorded it at Studio 1 of East West Studios. We had to record extra guitars at Pacifique studios afterwards. I think it sounds cool. It’s kind of fairly hard hitting, anti-establishment punk rock. It evokes anger, energy, discontentment, rage, freedom of speech. I'd love to know what Tom Morello makes of it. ~ Brad Kohn, co-writer/ co-producer/ vocalist
Thanks to our friend Joram Talbot, the lyric video of our single "Fools" is on YouTube. Check it out--it came out really cool, right?
Thanks to Daniel Lir of Dream Team Directors, we've got this cool video of our recording session at Studio 1 of East West Studios. That day we were recording our singles "Stone Cold" & "Fools" with Brad, Vee, Phil Simmonds (bass), Jake Hayden (drums), Erik Hammer (electric guitar), Steve Maggiora (hammond) and Jared Scott (engineer).
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