NO JOY the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has shared a video for their cover of Deftones‘ “Teenager (From Heaven)” from their upcoming release, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven.
“I have never been shy about my love for Deftones,” says White-Gluz. “White Pony is one of my favorite records of all time and the track Teenager was proof to me that they were a band bigger than any nu-metal confines they were trapped in. It’s such a sensitive and delicate song sequenced right in the center of a very heavy album. We recorded our version completely remotely. Nailah’s harp, Tara’s lapsteel, and Ouri’s experimental cello really capture the emotional feeling I had when I first heard the song as a teenager.”
As a companion & contrast to themes presented on both 2020’s Motherhood and upcoming EP, White-Gluz was interested in the aesthetic tradition of cinema-verite? & youth-directed expression. While the video for the previously released single “Kidder (From Heaven)” was created from the perspective 7-year-old director Sloan, the video for “Teenager (From Heaven)” was directed & shot by 15-year-old Kevin in Arizona.
“I took the videos cause I want something to remember when I grow up. It’s always the small moments like skating around with your friends or walking around your high school campus that means the most,” says the video’s director. “It’s gonna be really cool when I get older and see these old videos with all my old classmates and friends.’
NO JOY, the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has announced Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, a new album of orchestral re-imaginings of songs from their critically acclaimed 2020 LP Motherhood. The first single “Kidder (from Heaven)” is out now, video directed by 7 year old Sloan.
Of the song, White-Gluz says “for me, Kidder evokes duality; youth & aging, happy & sad, bright & dark. I’ve sat with this song for such a long time that for this video I wanted to give full creative control over to someone else to see what imagery the music evoked for them. I couldn’t think of anyone better suited than Sloan- her mind works in wondrous ways and it was an honor to soundtrack her vision.” The video’s director Sloan adds “I wanted to imitate the sparkliness of a dream.”
VALLENS Performs Songs From IN ERA
Thursday March 18th 9pm EST
Album Release / Free Performance / Youtube Premiere
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KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY shares Quick Thought video (directed by Justis Krar) from his debut album ON ARRIVAL.
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HAPPY RELEASE DAY! KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY‘s ON ARRIVAL digitally available now on all streaming platforms! Pre-Order Limited Edition Teal Blue Vinyl via HDD & from your local retailer worldwide! STREAM / PRE-ORDER LP
“not the first to blend indie rock and country music, but he may just be one of the best – a timeless quality reminiscent of George Harrison or Gram Parsons” – EXCLAIM!
Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to release the debut solo album, ON ARRIVAL, by KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY. “Get Me Tomorrow” radio premiere on FEBRUARY 14th via THE STROMBO SHOW / CBC MUSIC. The video, directed by Jordan Allen, premiere via AMERICAN SONGWRITER and EXCLAIM!
““Get Me Tomorrow” is a vibrant and warm embodiment of the modern folk-rock sound. Built over a poppy backbeat, the blend of strummed-acoustics, piano fills and twangy guitar licks serves as the perfect backdrop for Connolly’s fuzzy, Dylan-esque vocals.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
NEW! VALLENS announce their second full length album IN ERA, alongside a haunting Allison Johnston-directed music video for “If I Don’t.” IN ERA is out March 19th, 2021 on limited edition SILVER VINYL via Hand Drawn Dracula Records. PRE-SAVE HERE / PRE-ORDER HERE
“If I had to pick one song to show to someone and say ‘This is how we sound now,’ I think that encapsulates it best.” – Robyn Phillips