New TOUGHCATS video – “Some Old Days”

Our friends The Toughcats just released a new video for their song “Some Old Days,” which appears on their upcoming album, WOODENBALL.

WOODENBALL comes out on September 18th but you can preorder it now at Bull Moose.

A Severe Joy on BTR Hear & There

This is some pretty fun news to share. While I was in Maine for the recent week of HillyTown shows, I caught up with José Ayerve, aka A Severe Joy, to shoot a performance video in Portland for BreakThruRadio‘s video series, Hear & There. Check out the video of the song “Inside Out and Hand Grenades” below (and get the song itself here.)

Dilly Dilly – “How To Be Loved” video

Here’s a new video from Dilly Dilly!

When Particles Collide on BTR

This Way video premiere: “Take It All (Or Leave It All Behind)”

Portland roots band This Way return from a 9-month break from local shows with a headlining gig this Saturday (2/25) at Empire. Have you seen their new stage yet? We haven’t but are curious to see how the venue changed things up – from what we heard a few months back the plan sounded very promising. Joining them will be Boston’s increasingly popular Americana act, Kingsley Flood, as well as one of Portland’s finest bluegrass bands, Tricky Britches. This Way teamed up with Jacob Perry of My Name Productions to craft this brand new video for their track, “Take It All (Or Leave It All Behind)”, shot in downtown Portland and Peaks Island. Check it out below.

Watch the video on Youtube, and download the band’s album, Goodbye Forever, for name-your-own-price at Bandcamp. Tickets to this weekend’s show are on sale now for $7.

Brenda on BTR

The parade of Portland bands stopping by our pal Travis Harrison’s podcast/video show Serious Business on BreakThru Radio just keeps on rolling. This time around it’s Brenda – by special request of The Milkman’s Union. The guys hit the studio to record 4 songs and talk to Travis the day after playing a show at Fort Useless in Brooklyn. Fun fact: Fort Useless is named after the excellent album In Defense of Fort Useles by Travis’ band, The Unsacred Hearts. Enjoy the video below, and go here for the full podcast. Thanks for the mention, Travis!

Henry Jamison video – “Bright and Future”

When The Milkman’s Union were in town to record with and do a short tour alongside Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, I stopped by the studio to make this quick single shot video with frontman Henry Jamison. The track, “Bright and Future,” was recorded during a break on the Lady Lamb project at Let ‘Em In Music with engineer Nadim Issa. Enjoy!

You have two chances to catch The Milkman’s Union in Southern Maine in the coming months: January 7 at Frontier in Brunswick, and Feburary 24 at SPACE in Portland. Look for a new record from the band later this Spring.

Sunset Hearts Tease

Portland supergroup Sunset Hearts are apparently at work on the followup to Haunted Cloud. Here’s a short tease of a clip with the band listening back to some new recordings.

New Jacob Augustine Video – “Waco”

Here’s yet another new local music video! Jacob Augustine (who just released three albums) unveiled the appropriately moody clip for his track “Waco” (the lead on The Original Love today.

New Awaas Video – “Burial Ground”

Awaas – a Portland supergroup of sorts with members of Ocean and Confier – recently released a video for their latest song, “Burial Ground,” which the band tells us addresses the “themes of anti-nationalism, disdain for intellectual property, and willful disobedience of the dominant music industry.” Archival footage from this year’s London Riots – notably the burning of the SonyDADC/Pias Group distribution warehouse, which crippled a number of independent labels with the destruction of their catalogs and stock – was used to create the clip.

Awaas plays SPACE Gallery this Saturday with Haru Bangs, Falls of Rauros, and the Baltic Sea. See you there.

New Kurt Baker Video – “Don’t Steal My Heart Away”

Poor Kurt Baker, somebody stole his heart!

HillyTown <3 Ferdinand

Ferdinand is turning 10, so we made this video. Check it out, and go to their party this Saturday (8/20) from 5pm-8pm!

New Farthest Forests Video

The Farthest Forests recently played our show at Mayo Street Arts and they’ve just released this playful video for their infectious song, “Run Through The Forest.” Enjoy!

New Samuel James Video – “Nineteen”

Portland musician Samuel James has just released a new video for his song “Nineteen.” The clip was directed by local filmmaker Allen Baldwin and features a refreshing mix of live footage and studio shots for the sparse blues song.

Samuel James plays in Portland this Friday with G. Love at the Maine State Pier and again on July 22 at One Longfellow.

HillyTown Video Premiere: Hi Tiger “Wolves”

Easily one of the most compelling new live acts in Portland, Hi Tiger have just finished this video for their song “Wolves,” off their upcoming debut album. We’re excited to be able to share it with you here on HillyTown first!

Being local music nerds, we love how Derek references going to see (local instrumental shredders) AOK Suicide Forest towards the end of the song. Keep up the great work, and get that album out soon!