Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PopMatters - Kool Stuff Katie - "Cars" (Premiere)

The beautiful and hip environs of Portland, Oregon, a catchy tune, and a duo with real chemistry... Kool Stuff Katie's "Cars" has it all. 
And who says Craiglist has to be completely sketchy? It certainly wasn’t in the case of the Portland, Oregon garage rock/pop duo Kool Stuff Katie, helmed by Shane Blem and Saren Oliver. The two met over the website, and have since then forged a creative union that’s as playful and quirky as the city in which they live. With a few curveballs added, the music video to the track “Cars”, taken from the duo’s self-titled debut, could be a Portlandia sketch in the waits. But, alas, the video chooses (wisely) to focus on the rapport between Blem and Oliver—and their pretty sweet ride, too.
 
This video finds the pair attempting to escape the crowded, frustrating noise of the city in order to find a serene setting away from it all.  Fitting for “Cars”, the majority of the video’s attention is on what they are driving: a ’66 Lotus Cortina, which should have fans of vintage autos salivating in jealousy.

The duo tells PopMatters this about the video: “Working on this video was a blast. How often do you get to cruise around in a Cortina for three days and call it work? We definitely got a lot of stares, honks, and people who stopped to ask us about our ride. At one point, we stopped traffic on the St. John’s Bridge in Portland with a ‘breakdown’ in order to clear cars out and get the shot of us going over. Bryson, one of the directors, hung out of the back of a van while driving through tunnels, and we all braved freezing cold wind at points—everyone working on this video was dedicated to do whatever it took to get the shot, which left us with some pretty funny stories. Overall, it was an awesome experience.”



Kool Stuff Katie is out now.


the deli - Video Premier: Kool Stuff Katie's "Cars"




 

Video Premier: Kool Stuff Katie's "Cars"


Like most textbook romances, garage pop duo Kool Stuff Katie formed when Shane Blem and Saren Oliver met over Craigslist. The rest is history. Well, history in the making for now I suppose. The duo's debut self-titled album released this past October doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel per se, but they create an infectious blend of pop infused primitive rockers, reminiscent to the White Stripes. 
Today, we're proud to present the world with Kool Stuff Katie's brand new music video for the track "Cars." Get a load of the car they're noodling around in! It's a Ford / Lotus collaboration that was 1 of 200 ever sold in the US. The specific car in the video was was actually purchased and restored on the tv show Fast N Loud and then sold for $115,000 - how KSK lined up borrowing the rig for this shoot is completely beyond me, but totally awesome. At any rate, enjoy their tune and the cool footage of the duo driving around various landmarks of Portland and the surrounding areas. 
Written by Travis Leipzig
Photo by Jon Currier

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PREMIERE: KOOL STUFF KATIE 'CARS'


  • Premiere: Kool Stuff Katie 'Cars'
    Kool Stuff Katie's, song "Cars" just got a cute new video and Baeble is excited to be home to its premiere.

    The video begins with Shane Blem and Saren Oliver packing for what looks to be an extensive road trip. Roller bags and instruments in tow, the two load into a 1966 Lotus Cortina and hit the road in an effort to get to a place where there are no cars, no people, no noise."

    The result is a darling video of the two singing as they bob around and navigate their way out of the city into calmer pastures filled with beautiful scenic shots.

    It's so charming, you won't be able to stop yourself from singing along!

    Click play below.


    http://www.baeblemusic.com/musicblog/1-19-2015/Premiere-Kool-Stuff-Katie-Cars.html
    Blog Entry By: Aimee Curran 




Saturday, November 29, 2014

CD REVIEW : "BURN" by Rocket 3



BURN by Rocket 3 defines modern teeny-bop rock! This album should be featured on the CW network and/or on the soundtrack for romantic-action movies like The Hunger Games or Divergent. This band's kick bass, guitar action, and harmonic vocals produce layers of purely enjoyable rock! A mellow head bangin & booty shakin kind of rock. A couple of my fav's are Never Again, All tomorrow's Parties, and Good Enough. Good Enough is. 




Catch Me --> An undercover-adventure song for lovers of those who keep life weird.. Like a lunch date with a man-child on Monday.. Good times end with you wanting more. 
Good 

Enough --> a "Gett-er-Done", procrastinator-motivating, house-cleaning song, with the voice of a monotone angel colliding with hell's commanders of this positive rock rebellion! -- (the music video doesn't do the song justice)


Submission --> fun & games or business time? Easily both! 


Never Again --> soothing bass and guitar chorus.. Harmonized simply by Ramunes soft-natural rasp 


All Tomorrow's Parties --> uncontrollable need to mimic this drumbeat! Every new guitar jam capture's my attention; they burst with originality 



Rocket 3, you gained a fan & a follower! 8.5/10

-MELODY MILES