Directed by Kate Gill
Cinematography by Patrick Meade Jones
Edited by Eliot Dewberry
Production Managed by Nathalie Curtis
Choreographed by Stephanie Jamieson
We’re happy to announce the December 13 premiere of videos for “B.O.N.I.Z.H.E.A.R.T. ♥ ♥ ♥” and “COVER MY EYES.”
David Liebe Hart and Adam Papagan
(as seen on Adult Swim’s “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”)
DJ Kyle Mabson
LA indie pop purveyors Big Whup celebrate the joint release of their first two music videos with a screening that pairs dictators with dancers and pillow fighting with glitter. Band members Drew Denny, Jenna Eyrich, Geoff Geis, Morgan Gee, and Rand Voorhies joined forces with directors Kate Gill and Matthew Chevlen for two whirlwind shoots featuring favorite LA locales (Elysian Park, Pehrspace, the Sweat Spot, Girlhouse) as well as fellow LA locals (including friends from musical projects including Nicole Kidman, Corridor, Essay, Peter Pants, Slumberbeast, and Johnny O’Donnell). Employing handmade pinatas, extravagant costumes, a well-worn stuffed Pegasus, and lots of underwear, the videos for “B.O.N.I.Z.H.E.A.R.T. ♥ ♥ ♥” and “Cover My Eyes” visually explore the quirky bliss for which Big Whup has become known throughout the last year. These two songs comprise Big Whup’s first vinyl single, which quickly went to #2 on KXLU after being self-released on May 1 to a capacity crowd at the Smell.
Along with the debut of the new Big Whup videos will be the screening of a collection of music videos and short films curated by Big Whup Industries, an extension of Big Whup that last year produced the popular What is Happening… compilation CD surveying the best in the Angelino D.I.Y. pop scene and this year released the first Big Whup single. Accompanying the screenings will be live musical performances from Big Whup, Kid Static, Peter Pants, David Liebe Hart & Adam Papagan (formerly of “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”), and DJ Kyle Mabson.
Part of an on-going weekly concert series promoted by longtime D.I.Y. stalwart Sean Carnage, this All Ages show is scheduled for Monday, December 13, at Pehrspace (325 Glendale Blvd).
Tags: big whup, Free Music, make music pasadena, moses campbell, music festivals, pasadena, warpaint, world music day
By all indications, this will be fun. According to Mayor Bill Bogaard, “Pasadena is a serious city but it’s also a city where it’s easy to have fun.” Because of this, Big Whup is looking forward to playing at the Make Music Festival, which is part of the World Music Day collection of festivities.
We’ll be playing at 1:00 PM on the Vroman’s stage in Downtown Pasadena. Later that day, you can catch our pals Moses Campbell on the very same stage!
The whole thing is free. Here is the official website.
KXLU‘s CMJ Charts for the week of May 25, 2010:
1 FUTURE ISLANDS In Evening Air Thrill Jockey
2 BIG WHUP Big Whup [7-Inch]
3 CAPTAIN AHAB The End Of Irony
4 AVI BUFFALO Avi Buffalo SUB POP
5 MALE BONDING Nothing Hurts Sub Pop
6 TY SEGALL AND MIKAL CRONIN Reverse Shark Attack Kill Shaman
7 DOUBLE DAGGER Masks [EP]
8 MI AMI Steal Your Face Thrill Jockey
9 THE FALL Your Future Our Clutter Domino
10 CARNIVORES All Night Dead USA Double Phantom
KXLU is actually only one of three radio stations that currently has a copy of our single (the other two are KUCI and KCSB), and we’re really grateful for all that they’ve done to help promote us. We don’t have a label, and we don’t have any distribution, so even if it’s just this one station we’re so excited that we’re getting enough support to compete with such talented national acts with well-funded promotional campaigns. We would, of course, love to make it to the number one position. If you feel the love, why not call 310-338-5958 and request either “BONIZ HEART” or “Cover My Eyes?” You can also use AIM with your Facebook account now, so if you’re shy why not check out AIM Express and sent a message to screen name KXLUDJ?
We won’t ask you again. We sincerely appreciate the help!
Big Whup concert calendar!
- Tuesday, May 25 @ the Prospector in Long Beach. w/ Red Sweater, California Condors, DJs Lithuanian Prince, Hits and Misses, and Chris Ziegler.
- Tuesday, June 1 @ Spaceland. The Californian EP Release w/ Chloroform Days and Honeyhoney.
- Friday, June 4 @ Echo Curio. w/ Moses Campbell, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Spirit Vine. As Lil’ Whup.
- Saturday, June 5 @ Higginbotham Park in Claremont. Cochina Fest w/ Moses Campbell, So Many Wizards, Nicole Kidman, Kyle Mabson, Ancient Crux, the Monolators and more!
- Saturday, June 12 @ Origami Vinyl. w/ Michael Nhat, Moses Campbell. As Lil’ Whup.
Tags: big whup, Photos, silverlake jubilee
We had a beautiful weekend at the first (hopefully annual) Silverlake Jubilee. We’re really grateful that we got asked to play amidst so many of our friends, like Moses Campbell, So Many Wizards, 60 Watt Kid, and Halloween Swim Team. Our friend Carl took pictures of our set on Saturday, which you can view by clicking here.
From: Rand Voorhies
To: me, Jenna, Geoff, Morgan
on May 10 (8 days ago)
I’m in Florida at a vision symposium this week.
Just found this on my phone and thought you might like it-