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  • Junior Giant Premiere Music Video for "Heyla" on ARTISTdirect.com

    Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:47:16

    Junior Giant Premiere Music Video for "Heyla" on ARTISTdirect.com - Watch pro-skier/music prodigy Spencer Linsely and his crew rock out

    Junior Giant is four-piece band fronted by 21-year-old music prodigy and pro skier Spencer Linsley and ARTISTdirect.com is premiering their video for "Heyla" today! The band's sound is a blend of upbeat indie rock with alternative guitar driven beats and catchy hooks. The band's youthful exuberance informs the lyrics and their dynamic live performances! Playing music and skiing professionally? I would expect nothing less than youthful exuberance to punctuate Linsley's music! He has the life and I'd love to be his assistant/publicist/bro!

    A little background about this snow pro: Music has been a part of Spencer's life since the age of four when he got his first guitar. He learned to play his Fender Stratocaster with his favorite song, Green Day's "Basket Case." At age five, he started playing piano and learned how to read music. At 16, Spencer began to write songs and lay down tracks in a local studio under the guidance of his father, Brian Linsley.

    Spencer's love of music ultimately led him to form Junior Giant in 2008 along with his childhood friends JT Nebeker on bass and Skip Hardy on drums, with father Brian Linsley on guitar. The band released their first album Blue Boy in 2009, and followed up with their latest, Truth North, in 2010.

    James Bond's 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me provides the inspiration for the video for "Heyla." This clip was shot over four days at Solitude Mountain Resort ski resort and the end result is a fun filled video that pays homage to the unforgettable chase scene in the original film and ends with the band performing live to hundreds of enthusiastic fans dancing and singing along. Hooray.

    I love when music videos become a homemade mini movie. So should you. This one is so "bad" it's good!

    Watch it now.

    Did you dig Junior Giant's take on a Bond film with the "Heyla" video?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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