The now elusive “Boots" aka Jordy Asher that produced 80% of the New Beyonce album. Wasn’t always so elusive when he was in the band Blonds. We met up with them at CMJ in 2012 to film and outoftownfilms session with them which has since been taken down due to his lawyers copyright claim. Which really confused us at the time but makes sense now.
Snapline, the fourth band we filmed with while visiting Beijing, China, was the one band that nearly everyone we spoke to told us we had to meet. With nothing but praise for the bands roots in noise, punk and experiential style from the folks we talked to, we were equally excited to meet with them and hear them perform live. We even saw bassist Li Weisi perform the night before at XP Bar for an experimental music night, which we didn’t realize until we saw him at our shoot the next day.
Another interesting bit of information was that the lead singer, Chen Xi, works for Microsoft and we were told he was “highly functioning” as our sound man Deng Chenglog described, and because of his full time work schedule we had to plan to film around that. I wasn’t quite sure what that meant other than Xi sounded like he had an important job, and I wondered how that highly functioning description would tie into the music. Fortunately, we were able to catch up with them on the Wednesday before we were leaving China and see for ourselves. They performed two songs that evening, this one titled “She.”
A new Out Of Town Films session with Marian Hill premiered on Blah Blah Blah Science earlier today. They’re an electropop duo who called Philadelphia home and they make some very catchy and fun tunes. We filmed this session with them in their former middle school auditorium. Here’s the song, “Lovit”.
You may have seen our previous session with them that we released a few weeks ago. This one is my favorite of the two.