Communist Cigs Video

‘Communist Cigs’

A little bit of background.

The title was loosely inspired by my year in India and my then love for Wills & Four Square cigarettes at the street-side tea stalls.
I had a group of caring, egalitarian weirdos as friends and became distinctly aware for the first time how un-American the rest of the world lives.
It's a big, fat, stupefying warm blanket; American living. 


Plus also, mainly, asking myself: does shouting into a windstorm mean I exist?

For the location, (Videographer, Photographer and Visual Artist) Peter Jamus [check him out http://peterjamus.com/) & I trespassed onto the abandoned Gopher Ordinance Works ruins, nearly had our car towed and got reprimanded by park employees.
Skid row operation for a dad.

We did hours of footage amongst the forgotten cement bones which looked for all the world like some anomaly of communal, industrial living.

I'd like to think there is some continuity between the protagonist of this video and the one in '1:37', beyond them both being me.  But maybe/and because. At least the white-suited me in this one escaped his indoor stupor and is outside...but I guess only to transport elsewhere in a tulle portal.

Check it out!

Record release today

Record is out today!  So many people to express gratitude to: First & foremost uninstagramable band brother Brian Moen, Emily Mohrbacher for lending beautiful vocal talents, Evan Bierer on sax, Zach Hanson for mastering, Luisa Rivera for the gorgeous hand drawn artwork, (other band brothers Justin Hartke, Daniel Choma, Robert Mulrennan, Graham O'Brien for lending me gear) and so many more family & friends for lending ears & support.  Find it on all your favorite monied & non-monied platforms.

Record is out today!  So many people to express gratitude to: First & foremost uninstagramable band brother Brian Moen, Emily Mohrbacher for lending beautiful vocal talents, Evan Bierer on sax, Zach Hanson for mastering, Luisa Rivera for the gorgeous hand drawn artwork, (other band brothers Justin Hartke, Daniel Choma, Robert Mulrennan, Graham O'Brien for lending me gear) and so many more family & friends for lending ears & support.  Find it on all your favorite monied & non-monied platforms.

Physical/digital

Physical tape cassettes are in! Available 6/15.

Digital version now available for pre-order

https://orchideaton.bandcamp.com/releases

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/start-of-the-dream/1386929186