The above video for The Nobility's "Gentle Giant" was directed by Brian Wilson. Presumably, obviously, not that Brian Wilson. But a Brian Wilson. The Nobility have a three-song single, also titled Gentle Giant, and their release show is this Friday, Aug. 14, at The Basement. From the forthcoming Critic's Pick by yours truly:
The three literate, concisely arranged songs on their brand-new digital release Gentle Giant are dripping with influences from The Kinks to Simon & Garfunkel. What's more, Gentle Giant is available in a myriad of formats--FLAC, AAC, Lossless and MP3--further demonstrating not only their diligence, but also their understanding of the obsession that plagues serious listeners of rock 'n' roll.
According to The Nobility, "the first chance to purchase the single will be through download cards for sale only at this Aug. 14 show. Digital downloads will be available after Aug. 14 through most digital retailers. All three songs are currently streaming in their entirety at [The Nobility's Bandcamp page]." Now, enjoy the vaguely familiar, highly stylized, one-shot music video embedded above. It's kind of a PSA of sorts. Remember to thank The Nobility the next time you save your friend from choking on a tennis ball.