The Fuss-Boy (Video Premiere)

The Fuss released their first full-length back in July, but I hadn’t heard about them until a few days ago. After touring around Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota to support the record, they went back to Des Moines to film a video for the song “Boy” with visual master Bruce Bales and the DEFT crew. When I first heard the song my immediate thought was that … Continue reading The Fuss-Boy (Video Premiere)

Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Any occasion to share new music from Gloom Balloon is reason for excitement. The release of Patrick’s latest album is still a month away, but he made videos for a bunch of songs and is slowly debuting each one on different sites. He asked me which one I’d like to host, because we have a good relationship, and I chose “Alone In My Head.” I … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Video Premiere: Quick Piss-Information Withdrawal

Our old friend Patrick Tape-Fleming produced the debut record from Quick Piss, Rock And Roll Impotence, and as you might suspect based on his previous work it’s really good. The Des Moines-based punk group’s album came out back in August, but they’re still slowly rolling out material from it, including this DEFT-shot video for the song “Information Withdrawal.” The video reminds me a bit of … Continue reading Video Premiere: Quick Piss-Information Withdrawal

Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned what I think about taking pictures at concerts. I take more of a photojournalists approach to the art form, preferring to show images that capture the moment as it was. I do not understand the obsession with double exposure shots, vivid editing that changes the colors to appear much brighter than they actually were, or Prisma filters that make … Continue reading Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

MaZoo-Earth

All the best songs come from real life. Fun, sugary pop songs are great to dance to and drive around blaring to annoy old people, but music that you truly connect to has to come from a place to which you can relate. That’s why so many of The Beatles songs still hold up-universal themes with which people find connections (“Octopus’s Garden” not withstanding). Des … Continue reading MaZoo-Earth