What a tour. Sharing the stage with the mega-talented Kishi Bashi, I had the pleasure of spending ten days on the road with Philly's own Buried Beds. Nearly every show was sold out, and the crowds were incredible.
This tune, and the second single that will soon follow, are part of a stylistic exploration into the sound and vibe of pop music from the 1980s. We took our influences and bring you this - so let us know what you think!
Here it is, folks. Just in time for our CD release, the music video for Binghamton's first single is here. After a sweaty day running about from subway cars in Brooklyn to Rockaway dunes, we bring you this.
Dig the new video from Johnny Showcase! Directed by Rachel Gordon, and filmed in Philadelphia. It's already been enjoyed by some of Philly's top reviewers:
“Sensual, Parts 1 & 2″ is tacky and more than a little ridiculous…but one also gets the sense that these folks in the technicolor suit jackets and swarthy shades are 100% serious. I mean, the song is a stone groove with a catchy refrain... to play the funk this believably, you’ve got to mean it...
-WXPN's The Key
"Bravo to all who were involved! You just made the world a little more enjoyable."
-The Deli Philadelphia
"I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that this group is using their talents to make things as ridiculous as this."
Visit www.johnnyshowcase.com for more info
As part of an exhibit at the Palmer Museum of Art entitled "New York Cool", Penn State University broadcast this special from the Museum's lobby. Featuring classic standards and original compositions, The New Dimension performs a set inspired by the visual and performing art from this formative era of creativity.
Sure Happy It's Tuesday by Dan Yoder
Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt
Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein arr. Brubeck
Solstice by Steven Hopkins
Petite Fleur by Sidney Bechet
Strollin' by Horace Silver
Missing Tooth by Dan Yoder
There Is No Greater Love by Isham Jones