New Birdmonster Video – “The Iditarod”

Birdmonster’s new Tom Schick-produced album From The Mountain To the Sea is out early next month. We posted its “Born To Be Your Man” at the beginning of July and here we have the video for another Mountain track “The Iditarod.” We’re told the clip uses SLAM (aka Slide, Animation, Movies), a visual technique invented/coined by Greg Crane. The explanation:

Not too different from your standard stop-motion animation, SLAM takes the aesthetics to a new arty level. 95% of the video was created using digital still photos from a professional/high-end camera. Approximately 1800 shots were painstakingly and meticulously pasted together to establish that “motion.”

Kind of like the technique used by Polyphonic Spree and Kaki King, though their processes didn’t sound like a Chuck Palahniuk novel. Off to the races:

From The Mountain To The Sea is out now digitally, and 9/2 in physical form, both formats via the FADER Label. The guys are also about to head out on tour:

09/01 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (In Store)
09/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour *
09/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas %
10/05 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage %
10/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL %
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social %
10/09 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
10/10 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues %
10/11 – Austin, TX @ The Parish Room %
10/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah %
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge %
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey %
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club %
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
10/24 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub %
10/25 – Madison, WI @ Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) %
10/27 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House %
10/31 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s %
11/01 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %

w/ Sons and Daughters *
w/ Nada Surf #
w/ The Rumble Strips %

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