Sunday, April 24th, 2005


Today, I direct you to, the website for video director George Vale. Sort of the unofficial Arts & Crafts director, there’s high-res clips there for Broken Social Scene, Stars and Feist, among others.

Most I’ve linked to before, though probably in lossier formats. This is a nice page to just browse and watch the vids. The Broken Social Scene promo short is especially cool – it’s interesting to see them making You Forgot It In People, unknown and unbearded (for the most part), just making music with no idea of what they were about to unleash upon the world. Hopefully the site will be updated soon, as there’s at least one new Stars video in the can.

Also check out the video section of Feist’s website – they have her performance on the Juno awards a few weeks ago (where she remained unflappable when the PA cut out for a few moments) as well as her acceptance speech for the Best New Artist award. Note that you can increase the size of the site content with the little magnifying glass in the bottom right corner. And if anyone can figure out exactly what you’re supposed to do with that “vr” link, you’re a smarter person than me.

And on a lark, I checked ebay for what copies of Feist’s first album Monarch are going for… $100+ CDN. Holy shit, I knew I shoulda grabbed a copy from the cutout bin at Chapters a couple years ago. Metric need to become bigger so I can sell that Emily Haines solo record I’ve got and put a down payment on a house.

And finally, Japan Times previews the upcoming Canadian Wet invasion tour of Osaka and Tokyo, introducing readers to the unique dynamic that is the Scene and extended family. Torquil Campbell and Brendan Canning provide commentary.

And if you want some non-A&C video goodness, check out the new Doves vid for “Snowden”, courtesy of NME (via Poptart).

np – Teenage Fanclub / Thirteen

By : Frank Yang at 9:51 am
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  1. angryrobot says:

    Wathcing that Stars video, it occures to me that "Ageless Beauty" sounds quite a bit like Lush.

  2. PG says:

    perhaps it should be noted that while George may have worked on all of those videos, he didn’t direct all of them.

    that said, that BSS promo is really cool.

  3. mr g says:

    thanks for the george vale link. i’d seen those behind the scenes vids for bss & feist before, but it was nice to get them in hires, downloadable format (especially the almost crimes vid).

  4. Frank says:

    thanks for the clarification, PG – the site is woefully light on information (if heavy on great content)

  5. heather says:

    wow, i found my copy of Monarch for $1 at the annual wfmu record fair last year. if i were to sell it, that would be a nice profit. i do wish, however, that i could find a copy of that first solo album by emily haines.

  6. Five One Seven says:

    If you want a better link for the videos try http://…/

    It’s the mainsite for Vale and a bunch of other directors. all high res versions.