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If you are one of those people who, when listening to Smith Westerns' recent Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum), thinks aloud, "I wonder what the recording process behind this album was like," have we got a treat for you. Die With Your Chin Up is a short film by director Ray Concepcion that documents just [...]
"Die With Your Chin Up" is a short film, directed by Ray Concepcion, about the making of Smith Westerns' fabulous sophomore album Dye It Blonde. This glimpse of a band on the brink of success is almost eerie—they seem like a bunch of kids who just wandered into a studio. And while technically they are [...]
Sonntagsmusik mit Beastie Boys, J Mascis, Teams vs. Star Slinger, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Black Lips, Is Tropical, Body Language, Owen Pallett, Finn und Dirk von Lowtzow, World Order, Fleet Foxes, Wu Lyf, "Garfield-Sex-Music" mit The Lonely Island, Woodkid, The Do, Gang Gang Dance, Bart Constant. Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right - Revisited J Mascis Teams vs. Star Slinger - Close To Me Smith Westerns: Kurzfilm von Ray Concepcion Smith [...]
Short-film, behind the scenes, some music...you get the idea. If you like Smith Westerns, take a look. Directed by Ray Concepcion
Due to our LCD Soundsystem homage this week at the daily dose, there are quite a few excellent videos piled up in today's backlog. Enjoy them all below, and in light of the recently released, star-studded trailer for Fight For Your Right – Revisited , check out the fresh Passion Pit remix of Beastie Boys' latest single, "Make Some Noise:" 1077 The End - Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise (Passion Pit Remix) by 1077 The End [...]
Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of a band that is on the cusp? Well, Stereogum and filmmaker Ray Concepcion have made it ever so easy for us to get inside the heads of the young men behind The Smith Westerns . Indie rock has never been so adorably awkward. The nine-minute and change documentary entitled “Die with Your Chin Up” takes us behind the scenes as the band records its sophomore album Dye it Blonde . If there’s no other reason to watch, there’s a cute dog taking a crap [...]
Die With Your Chin Up is a short documentary film featuring the Smith Westerns in the last stages of recording their debut, Dye It Blonde (read our review here). The film was directed by Ray Concepcion and it's definitely worth watching.
The Smith Westerns made a short-film for their single "Die With Your Chin Up" directed by Ray Concepcion. A mix of video clip and documentary about recording the song. Pretty neat. For the record, the Smith Westerns will be playing at La Flèche d'Or in Paris, there's few tickets left here, be quick !
Smith Westerns: Die With Your Chin Up from stereogum on Vimeo . Smith Westerns have had the recording of their second album chronicled by filmmaker Ray Concepcion. The band discuss their musical influences while recording All Die Young (70's glam is in there of course) and Cameron Omori explains how working in a real studio sets them on edge. It's shot in that blurry, arty way but you can still make our that they are wearing some pretty "rad" cut off shorts. [...]
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Para comemorar a produção e o lançamento do elogiado álbum Dye it Blonde (veja a nossa opinião sobre o disco aqui ), os jovens roqueiros da banda Smith Westerns lançaram um pequeno documentário, Die with your chin up , que revela os bastidores da gravação do álbum. Em Die With Your Chin Up , é possível perceber o desgastante processo criativo do Smith Westerns , e as imagens revelam o confinamento do grupo em uma casa com um quintal amplo e piscina, passeios ao ar livre com jeans rasgados e sessões tranquilas [...]
Smith Westerns: Die With Your Chin Up from stereogum on Vimeo . Following the release of Dye It Blonde in January , indie-rock band Smith Westerns have been garnering a lot of attention. Starting on April 25th, the Chicago trio will be touring across North America, with a bunch of the shows having already sold out, and are even set to perform at this years Sasquatch! Music Festival . Upon nearing the end of their recording sessions for Dye It Blonde [...]
I have been seriously AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER all day today. Ever heard of something called MEETINGS before? Well I have and they are AWESOME! Here is this video that Stereogum posted like 8 hours ago... almost an hour after the start of my last MEETING! I really love the videos that director Ray Concepcion makes. Check more of them out HERE ... see yea in the next MEETING!
Smith Westerns have released a short film by Ray Concepcion called "Die With Your Chin Up". The film is the result of the band inviting Concepcion into the studio during the final stages of the recording of their latest album Dye It Blonde. Smith Westerns will be performing at Lincoln Hall on May 11th.
Photo by Philip Cosores If you follow our recommended albums here on One Thirty BPM you'll know that our first recommended album of 2011 was Smith Westerns' lovable sophomore record Dye It Blonde . So imagine our delight when Stereogum premiered a short film called Die With Your Chin Up which has some behind the scenes footage and interviews with the band as they recorded the album. The film, shot by Ray Concepcion, follows the progress of the band as they record in [...]
Die With Your Chin Up is a behind the scenes look at the recording of the Smith Western's well-recieved sophomore album Dye It Blonde as chronicled by NYC filmmaker Ray Concepcion. The 9-minute short film variously captures the band in the studio recording "All Die Young," guitarist Max Kakacek discussing their musical influences (70's glam and Oasis) and shots of the band shambling aimlessly in cut off jeans. While the Smith Westerns aren't exactly the most articulate trio in the world ("y'know?"), it's still kind of an amusing glimpse into the recording process behind [...]
Player Piano , the second album from New Jersey artist Dayve Hawk aka Memory Tapes , is due out on July 4 via Something In Construction Records, they've announced. Apparently it'll move away from the first album's dancey electro sounds to something with a little more melody. Dayve will be performing it live this summer, along with tracks from acclaimed debut Seek Magic . The ATP and Portishead curated event I'll Be Your Mirror , which takes place July [...]
Die With Your Chin Up is a 9-minute "short film" focusing on Chicago garage-glam trio Smith Westerns and the making of their sophomore album Dye It Blonde , among other things. Familiar indie rock-friendly NYC filmmaker Ray Concepcion did the whole thing. He's never been afraid of an extended establishing shot. Also, the title offers good advice. Read More...