OWLBITER – Video Premier for “Trampoline“
Brooklyn, NY’s Owlbiter has debuted a video for “Trampoline,” the song from the band’s latest digital split single with The Haunted Continents, which is now available for free / name-your-price download from Forest Park Recordings.
Directed and starring Owlbiter front man Matt Cascella and filmed by Corey Gegner in NYC’s Chinatown and New Jersey – and featuring a lot of bemused residents … as well as a giant wig and a Hells Angel – the video for “Trampoline” is a bizarrely entertaining adventure that goes from weird to hilarious to whimsical and back again in the span of three minutes. Watch the fun unfold here.
The infinitely charming “Trampoline” is a bouncy, ’80s pop-tinged indie number and the follow-up single to Owlbiter’s 2011 debut full-length, Black Crackers. It’s available as the virtual flip side on the new digital split with The Haunted Continents, whose song “Petie and the Gate” is more of that sweet, stripped-down mix of ’50s soul and fuzzed-out ’90s alternative that made its 2011 debut LP, The Loudest Year Ever, so fun and memorable. Both tracks on the release were recorded, mixed and mastered with Dave Downham (Young Statues, It’s A King Thing, By Surprise) at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, NJ.
For more information and to download the songs for free, go here.
Two songs. Two bands. Two buddies. The Haunted Continents is fronted by James Downes with drummer Matt Cascella keeping time. Owlbiter is fronted by Matt Cascella, accompanied by James Downes on guitar. The former plays the the catchiest rock and roll with the fewest moving parts possible. Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly had it going on and the HCs take a serious cue from the legends. Out came the big choruses and moving verses and the band continues to stay true to that grand original ideology: pain and heartbreak sounds so sweet when it’s played loud. As for the latter, imagine if Randy Newman was born in the 80s and had an illegitimate music baby with Stephen Malkmus. The infinitely strange mind of singer and lyricist Matt Cascella is as magnetic as it is hilarious. Three minutes alone with Owlbiter will leave your face exhausted from smiling and your mind yearning one spin after another.