Video Premiere: theSHIFT "Dreams"
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:44:53
The song is tense but delicious alt rock.
Forget sleep! It's all about "Dreams." Today, we are premiering theSHIFT's video for "Dreams" from their self-released 7th Direction EP, out now.
And the band? That's comprised of John Shannon (vocals/guitar), MJ Lambert (drums) and Ben Geis (bass), theSHIFT come from a wide-ranging music spectrum. Shannon has recorded and toured with top-national acts like John Mayer, Lauryn Hill and Ben Harper, while also having composed music and performed guitar for comedian Louis CK's live specials and hit FX series, Louie.
Lambert and Geis' musical roots lie deep in the world of hip-hop, having backed legends Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick. Despite continuing to be in high-demand for session work, the trio has made theSHIFT their primary focus, determined to inject rock with the rebellious boldness lacking in today's climate.
About the video, Shannon told us, "When we decided to make a video for 'Dreams' with director Steve Pyne, we felt that L.A. would be a great place to build around the lyrics 'Dreams are calling out my name, so what.' To film in the place where so many 'dreams' of being a 'star' are built, and also to be there as a band out of NYC as visitors or invaders in a sense, was great. Plus that special light and nature that exists in and around L.A. really seemed to ignite the force of the song."
Like what you heard and saw? Then go see the band live! Support indie music.
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