Kill Hannah Release Clip For “Why I Have My Grandma’s Sad Eyes,” Mat Devine Promises ‘It Gets Better’
Following the announcement of this year’s New Heart For Xmas events, Kill Hannah has uploaded a video for its track “Why I Have My Grandma’s Sad Eyes,” off the band’s 2009 effort, Wake Up the Sleepers. The clip was produced and directed by “Spooky” Dan Walker and features frontman Mat Devine in a tight spot against supernatural captors. Find that heavily stylized clip below.
The band will perform a Storytellers-type set at JBTV on December 16th with a full headlining slot on December 17th at Bottom Lounge for this year’s New Heart For Xmas 8. Tickets for the Bottom Lounge show are currently on sale. In other Kill Hannah news, Devine recently posted his own heartfelt It Gets Better video, encouraging individuality and non-conformity. Find that message below.
Facing an uncertain future, Q101‘s Local 101 has begun bringing flagship Chicago acts on the program for a series of exit interviews. Click below to hear the complete version of the Local 101 interview that partially aired on last night’s program. Local 101 host Chris Payne and producer Jaime Black check in with Kill Hannah‘s Mat Devine and Greg Corner to talk about the band’s history with Q101, as well as what the future holds for the group, in what may be Kill Hannah’s final Q101 interview.
Because no one outlet can cover the entire Chicago music landscape, here’s what the premier talent tastemakers across the Chicagoverse and beyond have been up to lately.
-The vinyl release of A Lull‘s forthcoming debut full length Confetti, set to drop April 12th, is now available for pre-order through the Lujo Records Merch Online store.
-And finally, Fake Shore Drive was easily one of the first sites on the web to post Kanye West‘s new video for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy standout track “All Of The Lights.” For anyone who has yet to catch it, watch the clip below.
Because no one outlet can cover the entire Chicago music landscape, here’s what the premier tastemakers across the Chicagoverse and beyond have been up to lately.
-On a related note, Buzznet has posted an interview between Mat Devine and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. Find out what the two Chicago artists talked about here.
-And finally, Columbia College Chicago label Aemmp Records has a new web home. Follow along with them on Tumblr, and look for more on Aemmp this week, right here at CVU!
Earlier today, Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine took to his Twitter to tweet a link to a new song from his side project, Setting Fires. The project is a collaboration between Devine and longtime Morrissey songwriter/guitarist Alain Whyte. According to the act’s MySpace page, the duo have been quietly working on music together since summer 2009, going on to recruit Good Charlotte‘s Dean Butterworth on drums and bringing on Davey Julson-Rieley and Joe McGrath for production and mixing, respectively. An EP from Setting Fires is set to hit iTunes Tuesday, September 14th. In the meantime, sparkling, keyboard-based ambient and anthemic offering “The Search” is up now for streaming at Setting Fires’ MySpace, featuring Devine turning in his trademark breathless vocals. Watch ChicagoVerseUniteD for more on Setting Fires as it develops.