Exclusive premiere: Spindrift “Theme From Drifter’s Pass”

Exclusive premiere: Spindrift “Theme From Drifter’s Pass” (photo)

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The last video in Spindrift’s “Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1” series features their baddest jam yet. “Theme From Drifter’s Pass” is eight minutes of psychedelic cowboys and wizardry directed by Lavender Lee (aka Abigail Bean).

“The song has an incantatory trance like feel to the whole first half until it just explodes into a wildness harnessed only by the drum beat,” Lee says. “I really wanted to capture the power of how the group performs this song live as well…you’ll have to check them out live for the full dosage.”

Lee shot the video with LA film collective Dirty Robber, taking inspiration from the 60’s cult film “Girl On A Motorcycle.” Here, Spindrift’s Sasha Vallely appears in a full body motorcycle jacket/catsuit as she races across a hallucinatory road, destined to cross paths with a hunted man.

“Sasha was game to do all the dangerous filming and riding on her own,” Lee says of the fetishistic goodies. “The shots of the motorcycle riding were all done by Sasha, we didn’t need any stunt work.”

Frontman Kirpatrick Thomas brought the added dimension of the cowboy fleeing from unseen assailants, borrowing from the 60’s fantasy/adventure, “Naked Prey” in which a man tries to outrun insane natives. “I took the themes of escape and freedom and combined them with a sense that something fanciful is at play,” says Lavender, “almost like a cosmic jive.”

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10/06 Harvard & Stone Los Angeles, CA
10/07 Gypsy Den First Fridays Las Vegas, NV
10/08 Solar Culture Tucson, AZ
10/10 Burt’s Tiki Albuquerque, NM 10/12 Red 7 Austin, TX w/ Dead Meadow


10/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs #
10/14 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar #
10/14 – Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck #
10/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House #
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe #
10/19 – Columbus, NH @ Newport Music Hall #
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
10/21 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners #
10/22 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House #
10/23 – Detroit, MI TBA
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
10/25 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End #
10/26 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs #
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg @
10/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/31- Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
11/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
11/02 – Winston-Salem, SC @ Ziggy’s #
11/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage) #
11/05 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #

# = w/ Black Angels & Dead Meadow
@ =w/ Black Angels & Special Guest

Make sure you get your full Spindrift dosage. Tell us if you need another hit in comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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