LCV EPISODE 1 RECAP
Article By Drew Skitt
Meeting west coasters Current Swell was a lot like hooking
up with Hands and Teeth, Wildlife, Paper Lions, and Metz, (all bands that will be making appearances on LCV). Automatically, I was
drawn to each individual and there was this other dynamic that existed
within the group - something I knew nothing about and instinctively knew
When Pat and I booked the Current Swell
interview, we had just changed our approach with publicists.
Since has been Pat my booking agent, our success rate in terms of landing
interviews and access to shows is nearing perfection - he's one sexy cat.
One of our
goals this season is to promote Gorilla Video. Rather than just booking interviews, this season we've been
requesting performances in locations that sound (for lack of better word) -
special. Gorilla Video will be a major part of what makes the show London Calling this season.
Current Swell's spontaneous GV is
precisely why I have pursued this segment. It's about collaborating with a band without firm plans to shoot in location 'x' and
we try to use the bands first take - unless it's clearly a 'warm up'. The
point is to meet a band 50/50 on every component of the project. It
will be hard to top Current Swell's church track this season, but I know
Episode 1, titled "Is that 100,500 In Your Collection Plate?," also has
Californian Comedian Ari Shaffir turning the tables on Pat. Yes, you will find out
if Pat Tiffin is a virgin or not in eppy one - that alone is reason enough to
Thank you Brit for holding down the cuts, for your direction on the new title sequence and Dev for your camera work. Major thanks to VANS and RVCA for the new kicks and clothes, and another big special thanks to Studio Kuefner (Christina Kuefner) for making us looks so good in this stuff.