New Jeff Hanson Video – “If Only I Knew”

With the crazy digital animation we’re seeing in videos, this Clyde Peterson-directed clip for the first from Jeff Hanson’s new Kill Rock Stars record is charmingly old school. Old school as in elementary school: “If Only I Knew” is nothing but stop-motion construction-paper cutouts of the birds and the bees and Jeff coming to grips with a shitty Dear John letter. Fortunately for him, birds happen to be great at weaving uplifting banjo-flecked ditties out of torn up Dear John letters. Later the words of his ex become food for hatchlings, which is possibly a deep statement on the circle of life and love, or probably just a tidy way to end the video.

Jeff’s new record’s called Madam Owl and it’s out via Kill Rock Stars. He’s on tour:

08/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Triple Rock
09/15 -Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
09/16 -Towne Lounge @ Portland, OR*
09/17 – Davis, CA @ The Old Firehouse (UC Davis)*
09/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill*+
09/24 -Denver, CO @ Hi Dive*
09/26 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
* w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)
+ w/ Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head

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