New Video Release: The Californian – The Man with the Goodnight Gun

There is something comforting about a sound that transports us into the middle of a Sergio Leone film sunset and bisects the House of the Rising Sun. “The Man with the Goodnight Gun” is an epic Cinemascope western played out on electric guitars and director Robert Brandt perfectly captures the tone and feel of the music in this well shot music video.
This writer is guessing the shoot was done on a “stolen” location within Death Valley National Park, and for that alone the band , director and crew deserve extra-credit for their resourcefulness.(*I’ve since been informed by the band that the location was The Salton Sea)
The song is available as a free download.

Soft Swells’ Tim Williams at SXSW

Soft Swells' Tim Williams with Austin based Modern Outsider label owners Erin and Chip Adams

 

Soft Swells made an impressive splash at SXSW 2012 on the heels of the release of their debut self-titled album. We ran into Tim Williams at Gueros on S. Congress and had a chance to chat for a moment about the LP. Soft Swells’ debut is worth a trip to the record store. This is one that you can spin front to back without skipping a track, and that is rare these days. Congrats to Soft Swells and their truly indie label Modern Outsider Records.