January 5, 2011

Quiet Life – “Big Green” [video]

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For two big towns, Seattle and Portland often feel incredibly small and tangled together. Take the tangled trail of connections stemming from this brand new video by Portland’s Quiet Life.

The video was directed and filmed by The Maldives’ Ryan McMackin, inspired by the idea of building a life sized terrarium. (And it looks like they succeeded beautifully.) To further the six-degrees-of-no-separation, Quiet Life is just about to hit the road for a month long tour with The Moondoggies. The Moondoggies who just today released recordings from their Christmas show at The Showbox with The Maldives, featuring video director Ryan McMackin on drums and fronting a boisterous rendition of “Feliz Navidad.” (Not to mention a brand new, beautiful Moondoggies tune “Butte Montana.”)

While Seattle won’t be getting a date with Quiet Life and The Moondoggies, Portland will be treated to the band’s record release show February 12th at Doug Fir. They’ll be joined on stage by Widower, who will be playing Sound on the Sound’s first show of 2011 at Columbia City Theater this Friday. Both shows are worth a “road trip” South. Like we said, they’re awfully small towns for two big cities, but when it results in line-ups, videos, tours and music like Quiet Life, The Moondoggies, The Maldives and Widower are making … we couldn’t be more grateful for the tangled mess.

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