Here is a new video ResidentBand made for Forty Feet Tall’s song “I Won’t Run.” Performed acoustic on slide guitar by lead singer Cole Gann.
We first came upon Los Angeles based independent band Forty Feet Tall in August 2014 at DL Music‘s 20th year anniversary party. The band, who has a licensing deal through DL Music, was performing at the event. After the first couple songs of their set, I thought to myself, “they sound like some of my favorite classic rock bands, but current at the same time.” Later, I found that I was not the only one feeling this way, having heard others compare the band’s bluesy rock sound to Jack White, The Black Keys, and Led Zeppelin.
“Forty Feet Tall are the rock band missing from this generation.” – Infectious Magazine
The amazing thing about their new-classic sound is that it is coming from a band so young. They recorded their first album in 2014 while 4 of the 5 members were still in high school… well kinda… being that the entire band has been homeschooled up until college. On top of that odd fact, two of the band mates are brothers and the entire band has been friends for most of their lives.
Having already begun to carve out a loyal following in the Los Angeles scene by playing shows at venues including The Troubadour, Club Nokia, The Roxy, and the Grammy Museum, Forty Feet Tall has entered a new chapter in their journey as music makers by keeping their band going strong while they are all away at various colleges spread around the west coast. When asked how they continually churn out new songs while being apart, they simply reply “without this whole internet thing we’d pretty much be out of the band business.” Fortunately for fans everywhere, business is good for Forty Feet Tall. In early 2016, the band released a new EP entitled “Red Dressed” and had their song “No Control” placed in the hit HBO series Shameless (season 6, episode 5).
Forty Feet Tall is: Cole Gann (Lead Vocals/Guitar) Jack Sehres (Guitar) Charlie Sehres (Keyboard) Guy Moore (Bass) Steven Driscoll (Drums)
Los Angeles based band The Donnies The Amys released a new video today which uses new technologies to make their music video for their song “Runaround” interactive. The video features a 360 degree experience by providing the viewer with a controller in the top left corner of the video, which enables viewers the ability to move the camera around to view action happening outside the current field of view. Have fun exploring.
Directed by Rose Troche
Virtual Reality and 360 degree experience created by Specular Theory.
Electrifying. Supercharged. Exhilarating. Powerful. Unhinged. These are just a few of the words people have been using to describe Los Angeles based band Dead Sara. Although this video for their song “Mona Lisa” isn’t a performance video, it definitely captures the energy you can expect to see at the band’s two upcoming sold out shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 12th & 13th (if you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets).
I had the chance to catch Badflower a while back at the Bootleg in Los Angeles, and what I was truly struck by was lead singer Josh Katz’s ability to be authentic. This authenticity became even more awe-inspiring to me after I researched the band a bit and found out that Katz often chooses to write by putting himself in other’s shoes, and expressing what he would be like as that person. Whether his power on stage comes from his ability to be empathetic, or his acting chops allowing him to morph into multiple characters, Katz is a front man who is seriously dynamic. In this video for their song “Soap,” Katz transforms himself into a rude catcalling man, something he claims he can’t understand.
Cousin’s Ryan, Ian and Jamie have been perfecting their dirty fuzz rock sound for their band Wake Up Lucid for the last few years. Their latest release, a six song EP called Gone With The Night, is another giant blinking sign that Rock is alive and strong in Los Angeles. This kaleidoscopey video for their song “White Collar Love” mirrors what you can expect at their not-to-be-missed record release show April 11th at El Cid in Silver Lake (Los Angeles).