Aug 21, 2012
(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 8/20/2012)
I was recently introduced to Los Angeles-based electropop outfit Father Tiger by my friend/collaborator Jeffrey McHale, who directed both my “Bottom Your Way to the Top” video in 2009 and my “Quickly as We Pass” video in 2011, and who has now directed Father Tiger’s debut video, “Shell,” which just premiered this past week.
The video was made entirely with the photo app Instagram, and it is a real piece of genius. Jeff worked with artist John Parot (from Bravo’s Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist), who also did the illustrations for our 2009 collaboration.
Watch Father Tiger‘s video for “Shell” below and be amazed:
Cool, huh? Told you so.
The boys also entered a mix in my “Turn Me Out” remix contest a while back, as well, and they won first place. You can listen to below:
Lastly, watch Father Tiger’s cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” (it’s good):
Stay tuned for much more from Father Tiger in the coming months. We are currently working together on some songs for my upcoming record, Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, out Dec. 4. So fun… and don’t miss them live this coming Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Viper Room in Los Angeles!Tweet