Metrojolt gets quite a few submissions these days. Unfortunately, most aren’t exciting enough to write about. While sifting through yesterdays allotment of submissions I found this gem.
Midi Matilda put together this dreamy track and video in Metrojolt’s home of California’s Bay area. Drummer Logan Grimé also directed the music video. Aside from un-inspiring music submissions to our blog, music videos we receive are becoming increasingly stale in a world full of innovation. Maybe it’s my nostalgia for the Bay Area talking, the the video is a sweet take on a visual representation of the track.
Day Dreams, as made obvious by the name, is a dreamy track. Skyler Kilborn’s voice melts over the rest of the track in a way that has to be heard to fully comprehend. Logan lives in San Fran and Skyler resides in Berkeley, blending the distinct two Bay Area vibes.The pair met four years ago, and have been crafting their sound ever since. Logan tells me that they started as an Alternative Rock band, then morphed in to a Punk group, and eventually ended up here. Whatever it took to break out of their cocoon has turned them into quite the pair. Please forgive the cliché butterfly metaphor.
The two work together to structure songs on various Apple hardware, then move to the studio where they pride themselves on self engineering a lot of their music. For the time being we can expect singles from Midi Matilda, and live performances beginning in the second half of 2012.
I asked Logan what went into producing the video:
It may not be obvious on the surface, but an insane amount of work went into it. I came up with the concept and we shot it over 10 nights in the San Francisco and a little in Berkeley. The entire video is actually all still shots. Every second of the video is made up of 15 pictures. Each picture is of a music video on pause, projected onto a surface. That adds up to 3,300 individual photos taken for the entire video! Its like a giant flip book of us be projected on stuff. Pretty wild and most people don’t get it on the first watch. We did the video ourselves with a little help from girlfriends and friends.
To connect and find more information on Midi Matilda, head over to their website.