Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday, but nonetheless, there's a veritable avalanche of fresh music videos from your neighborhood friendly rockers. Let's dig in, shall we?
* Groovy funk-punk/post-punk outfit Savoy Motel (which you'll recall
features members of Cheap Time, Heavy Cream and D. Watusi) premiered the Dylan Carver-directed vid for their debut single "Hot One." It stars familiar local dude Ryan Donoho as "The Hot One," a sax player whose tunes are just too hot for his own safety. Watch him dodge adoring fans Hard Day's Night
-style between cuts of the band rocking out in their high-waisted, bell-bottomed finest. According to Consequence of Sound
, their self-titled LP will be out later this year.
* Churchyard released their debut self-titled album last fall, brimming with deceptively complex garage-pop numbers like "Killer," for which they released a video today — their very first. Directed by EJ Holmes, it features the quartet practicing some unique yoga poses, enjoying some corndogs at Bobbie's Dairy Dip and generally goofing around. It may be the last of Churchyard we see for a little bit
, but it's something fun to tide us over til the next show, whenever that may be.
* On a more somber note, Joshua Black Wilkins passed along a clip he co-directed (with Katy Futrell) for "New York or Louisiana" from his 2014 album Settling the Dust
. It's a song about missing loved ones, and in the vid, model Beatrice Zamora has a smoke and gives a pensive stare that communicates some of the array of emotions that comes with leaving and being left.
Check 'em all out after the jump.