20 posts tagged music
happy song about couples who fight
Late start to the day. Iced coffee. Emo music for singing at the top of your lungs. So great.
little daylight live
I’ve been listening to songs-in-progress by Little Daylight for months now, and have been wholly mesmerized the entire time. The amazing part is that they sound even better live, which was evident when they played their first show in NYC at Santos Party House tonight. I am so proud of these guys.
Listen to their second single, Name In Lights.
listening now song for happy spring days
things I learned today annecy is a town in france
The Primus music video that Chris directed last year is an Official Selection at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival! This means there’s a good chance we’ll head to France in June for the event. (Hooray.)
In other good Chris news, his music company Huma-Huma launched their site redesign today. Check it out and explore the music library. I keep listening to ‘Bird Watching’ and fans of Amélie will love ‘Grasses’.
on repeat “when you run away you can go anywhere”
I love this song. It reminds me of endless summer days and the infinite possibilities that come with them.
little daylight debut at sxsw
Little Daylight is making their big stage debut and playing live next week at SXSW! This is serious stuff. You do not want to miss this. (P.S. Enjoy their new ‘Overdose’ remix.)
March 6 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA - 8p
March 13 Paradigm SXSW Showcase, Austin, TX - 9p
March 16 ASOS SXSW Showcase, Austin, TX - 12:30p
March 16 FREE NOW SXSW Showcase, Austin, TX - 4p
favorite things the boys of huma-huma
On Monday night, the boys of Huma-Huma, Matt, Bennett and Chris, presented their sound and music work at the Apple Store in Soho. There, they talked about various projects they’ve composed for, like the inspiring and unabashedly cheerful Hello, I Like You music video.
happy sunday new favorite track
More favorites under the ‘listening now’ tag.
monday night huma-huma talk at apple store soho
Chris and Huma-Huma are giving a talk about their sound/music work at the Apple Store SoHo on Monday. Come! Following Huma-Huma’s presentation, Fred Armisen will be there to discuss his sketch TV series, Portlandia. That is two excellent talks in one night. Win!
Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:30–7:30 PM
Apple Store SoHo, 103 Prince Street, NYC
Free, no reservation required. I will be there with pom poms.
Meet your new music obsession, Little Daylight. They premiered their super catchy first single “Overdose” today.
I’ve had LD songs and remixes on repeat for months now. Matt Lewkowicz from the band is good friends with Chris, so I’ve had secret access but was not allowed to share my love for them until today.
watch coach “how to wear” videos by michelle higa + music by huma-huma
Sometimes it’s hard to describe what I do, but it’s harder still to explain what Chris does. “He owns two companies,” I say, bracing myself to give the short version of a story which always runs long because there are two of them. In one he directs, produces and animates everything from Google commercials to music videos. In the other, he makes music with old his college friends Matt Lewkowicz (of Little Daylight) and Bennett Barbakow. They call themselves Huma-Huma which makes little sense until they explain that their music professor at Brown used to mutter ‘humma humma.’
While I work from coffee shops and my apartment with three animals, Chris spends his day surrounded by drums, a piano, accordion, guitars, bass, mandolin, ukulele, a new stonophone, a sound booth where echoes go to die, and recording equipment on which he spends a small fortune. It’s a pretty awesome “office”; like a playground, in a way.
Right before Christmas, Chris’s longtime friend Michelle Higa directed these charming “How to Wear It” films for Coach and Huma-Huma made the music. They’re fun spots, and I’m excited to see more companies produce high quality videos as a way of telling their stories.
also see how to wear a trench on coach.com
hello, i like you
There was a point at the beginning of our relationship when I would introduce Chris as follows: “Hey [Friend’s Name], this is Chris.” Then, in an earnest whisper, I added: “He is my soul mate.” To a lesser friend it might have seemed creepy or presumptuous, but I did not know how else to describe the guy who was clearly my soul mate, but not quite my boyfriend yet. (Long story.)
So, to celebrate meeting exactly a year ago, here is Hello, I Like You, a music video directed and composed by my multi-talented boyfriend for the 2011 F5 festival, and a few of my favorite pics of the guy who, every day, makes me feel like I win at everything.
shakshuka, a typical homemade dish by chris. this morning
my boys in the morning. march 2012
birthday present. april 2012
tulum, mexico. march 2012
putnam valley, new york. photo by tory williams. new year’s day 2012
on set last night for Metric music video shoot.
penthouse, tambourine, sunset, metric
One of my favorite moments from the music video shoot event.
Photo taken with Instagram @ Hotel on Rivington