Indie bands have long partnered with music blogs--Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan--to exclusively release new videos. But last week marked the dawn of a new era in cross-promotion: Hazy surf rock trio Best Coast linked paws with Lolcat pioneers I Can Has Cheezburger to premiere its new video "Crazy For You."
The video's aesthetic is one-part subtitled French New Wave film and one-part Milo and Otis cute-tastrophe. Sitting in a chair labeled "Teh Director," a cat in a button-up shirt and tie yells "Cut," while Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino strums a guitar in a summery jumper.
Yet somehow, through all the purposeful misspellings and kittens operating heavy machinery, Best Coast's new video holds its head high--then politely asks for a cheezburger. Find a link to the video at boiseweekly.com on Cobweb.
In equally colorful news, Boise's newest all-ages venue Colorcube will host its official grand opening blowout this weekend at its space at 1718 Main St. The lineup for Thursday, Jan. 27, includes free performances by Desirae Bronson and Boise Rock School bands No Preservatives and Preemptive Breakdown. On Friday, Jan. 28, Colorcube will host Jr. Rocket Scientist, A Seasonal Disguise, Isaac McRoberts and Katie Wilson Henbest. And on Saturday, Jan. 29, you can check out Dedicated Servers, Mousy Brown, Bridgeport, Spondee and Owlright. All shows start at 7 p.m. and both the Friday and Saturday concerts cost $5 each.
Speaking of all-ages shows, Brawl Studios is putting together the inaugural four-day Boise Hard-core/Metal Fest. The event will feature local, regional and touring bands and is slated to run Wednesday, March 30, through Saturday, April 2, at Mardi Gras.
In addition, local hard-core band Brawl, fronted by Brawl Studios' Eric Muniz, will release its new EP, The Bitter End on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Brawl also has a 7-inch vinyl titled Punishment slated to come out on Tuesday, March 1. For more info on Brawl, visit myspace.com/brawlmetalcore.