The Delta Mirror
I’ve been focused pretty heavily on my band, The Delta Mirror, for the past couple of years, but I came to LA pursuing film. I was hired in the video department at Capitol Records and as video director at The Collective Sound Music Academy. The combination of those two jobs ushered me into starting a band. I’d still like to keep shooting and editing. I love doing music videos for other bands. Financially things were more comfortable when I had those jobs, but once these songs started coming together I knew this was going to be what was happening with me for a while. We’re about to head out on tour again which is probably the most fulfilling part of all this. (For tracks and vids of related bands look below for: “The Scene”, CL)
There’s nothing particular to my taste in women, but short hair is nice, and if you have big tattoos on your neck you can pretty much make me do anything you want. Basically I like motorcycle lesbians.
Yeahsayer- Ambling Alp
I honestly can’t think of any video that capture the Zeitgeist of present day Los Angeles, but this is the city where music videos come from, so I choose one that I think is relevant, which is saying a lot considering the music video as an art form is all but dead. This was done by Radical Friend, an amazing directing team. It reminds me of an early New Order video.
Zola Jesus- Clay Bodies
My latest musical obsession would have to be Zola Jesus! She’s making perfect music, period.
Gig I want to recommend:
We’re playing with Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound, Halloween Swim Team and Wet and Reckless at Spaceland on July 6 http://www.clubspaceland.com/?m=20100706&cat=2
The only thing these bands have in common is that they shared/share the same stages, Almost all LA based except San Diego’s Tape Deck Mountain, Chico’s Shimmies (The Delta Mirror’s best buds) and Burnco Berkeley’s Odd Nosdam. The Delta Mirror’s sound has been described as Electro- Shoegoth, with Gordon’s goth vocals and grim hospital-located lyrics. best way I could describe their music vibe, is a sea wave, starting out small and ascending into a big whip splash onto your flesh, or alternately flooding you. Other bands presented down, play louder guitar oriented Shoegaze/Psych (The Warlocks), Electronic- Ambient to Visual- Experimental (Healamonster & Tarsier, Odd Nosdam , VOICEsVOICEs) , Button pushers (Boom Bip), fusion Psychedelic (Halloween Swim Team), Tape “Post- Fi” (Tape Deck Mourtain ) Plus the up and coming chick punk rockers: Wet & Reckless. To understand what this is all about, hit Play and take your pick
Odd Nosdam- Kill Tone
Healamonster & Tarsier- Cupcake Cave
MP3: VOICEsVOICEs- Tidal
Tape Deck Mountain- A Cool Thing
Halloween Swim Team- The Rise and Fall of King Faredae
MP3: The Shimmies- Judas