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BOOKED: Chris Walla - Aaron Stewart-Ahn, director

WallaChris Walla is set to singlehandedly destroy the myth of indie rockers as slackers: Not only is he the guitarist/producer for Death Cab For Cutie, he's also the proprietor of the Seattle recording studio Hall Of Justice and has produced albums for Tegan & Sara, Hot Hot Heat and The Decemberists, just to name a few. He's now about to take the spotlight for a little bit as he bows his forthcoming solo album Field Manual with this video for "Sing Again."

Director Aaron Stewart-Ahn previously collaborated on the DCFC video album Directions in addition to directing videos for The Album Leaf and The Decemberists.

artist: Chris Walla
song: "Sing Again"
label: Barsuk
director(s): Aaron Stewart-Ahn
production co: Mister Boomboom
commissioner: Jill Kaplan/Skyway Productions
rep: Laure Scott Representation

December 14, 2007 in Barsuk, Laure Scott, Mister Boomboom, Skyway | Permalink

BOOKED: Nicole Atkins - Josh Forbes, director

artist: Nicole Atkins
song: "Maybe Tonight"
label: Columbia
director(s): Josh Forbes
production co: Winch + Pulley
rep: Lanette Phillips Management

December 14, 2007 in Columbia, Lanette Phillips Mgmt, Winch+Pulley | Permalink

SHOT: AbsentStar - Walter Robot, directors

Absent Star artist: AbsentStar
song: "For God's Sake"
label: Columbia
director(s): Walter Robot
production co: Merge @ Crossroads

December 14, 2007 in Columbia, Merge @ Crossroads | Permalink

SHOT: Ghostface Killah - Juwan Lee, director

artist: Ghostface Killah f/ Kid Capri
song: "We Celebrate"
label: Island Def Jam 
director(s): Juwan Lee
production co: Triggerhappy/Uncle

December 13, 2007 in Island Def Jam, Triggerhappy, Uncle | Permalink

SHOT: Prima J - Ethan Lader, director

artist: Prima J
song: "Nadie (No One)"
label: Geffen
director(s): Ethan Lader
production co: Kleiner, Inc.

December 13, 2007 in Geffen, Kleiner | Permalink

NEW RELEASE: Pissed Jeans "Ice Cream"

Pissed Jeans Oh, you may scoff at the lactose intolerant and claim it's nothing more than a little flatulence, but just think for a moment about all the young boys and girls who associate nothing but pain with something delicious like ice cream. That is what this Pissed Jeans video is all about, approximating the bubbling punk rock fury with the gastrointestinal discomfort experienced by a woman who heeds the evil call of her local ice cream man and plunges into a Trainspottingesque bout of hallucinations and night sweats. Sure it's silly, but not nearly as silly as the outro which features a band portrait with a puppy. --> watch "I've Still Got You (Ice Cream)" (YouTube)

Pissed Jeans "I've Still Got You (Ice Cream)" (Sub Pop)
Monty Buckles, director

December 13, 2007 in New Releases, Sub Pop | Permalink

NEW RELEASE: Simple Plan "When I'm Gone"

Simple Plan I'm not one to shed a tear for any youngster cruising down Sunset in a Mercedes convertible, but the girl in this video has got it bad. She's in throes of a breakdown as she waits/hopes for a phone call from Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier. Hallucinations set in and she starts seeing Pierre everywhere she looks: The advertisements all have Pierre. The parking valet is Pierre. Even the blogger with purple hair is Pierre (Hilton). Pierre is everywhere, except for her cellphone's caller ID display. That sense of ubiquity is not so imaginary, however: The restyled and even poppier than before Canadian rockers seem to be covering all their bases as they set up the February release of their new self-titled album. Yesterday included promo stops on MTV's TRL and Fuse's The Sauce, while the aforementioned kowtow to Perez Hilton has also reaped the expected reward. --> watch "When I'm Gone"

Simple Plan "When I'm Gone" (Atlantic)
Frank Borin, director/editor | Ari Weiner, producer | Shadow Screen, production co | Yell Productions, rep | Michael Pescasio, DP | 20 Twenty, vfx

December 13, 2007 in Atlantic, New Releases, Shadow Screen, Yell Productions | Permalink

SHOT: Avenged Sevenfold - Wayne Isham, director

artist: Avenged Sevenfold
song: "Afterlife"
label: Warner Bros.
director(s): Wayne Isham
production co: Merge @ Crossroads

December 13, 2007 in Merge @ Crossroads, Warner Bros. | Permalink

BOOKED: The Knux - Jason Bergh, director

artist: The Knux
song: "Cappuccino"
label: HHH/Interscope
director(s): Jason Bergh
production co: UX Entertainment

December 13, 2007 in Interscope, UX Ent. | Permalink

BOOKED: Panic! At The Disco - Shane Drake, director

artist: Panic! At The Disco
song: "Nine In The Afternoon"
label: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
director(s): Shane Drake
production co: Red Van Pictures
rep: Labuda Management

note: Shane Drake is signed with Merge @ Crossroads

December 12, 2007 in Fueled By Ramen, Labuda Mgmt., Merge @ Crossroads, New Releases, Red Van Pictures | Permalink

NEW RELEASE: The Little Ones "Ordinary Song"

Little1s_ord1Little1s_ord2 This showstopper of a video from directing team Terri Timely is pretty gosh darn delightful. Essentially the music video equivalent of a Russian nesting doll, the walls and confines for each scene breaks away to reveal the next — similar in style and construct to Michel Gondry's Bjork video "Bachelorette," and the recent spate of AT&T commercials directed by Wes Anderson. The storyline following the progress of this "Ordinary Song" by The Little Ones from a recording session to the point where it seeps out into the populace and becomes the soundtrack of our lives. --> watch "Ordinary Song"

The Little Ones "Ordinary Song" (Heavenly/Astralwerks)
Terri Timely, director/production co | Donivan Sell , DP | Zoe Kim and Sarah Applebaum, production design

December 12, 2007 in Astralwerks, New Releases, Terri Timely | Permalink

SHOT: Salvador Santana - Josh Forbes, director

Video in the works for Salvador Santana — aka the son of music legend Carlos Santana. Josh Forbes is directing with the Walter Robot team contributing animation.

artist: Salvador Santana Band
song: "Summer's Day"
label: VBE
director(s): Josh Forbes
production co: More Fancy
rep: Lanette Phillips Management

December 12, 2007 in Lanette Phillips Mgmt, Winch+Pulley | Permalink

SHOT: Bellmer Dolls - James Throckmorton, director

artist: Bellmer Dolls
song: "Desire"
label: Hungry Eye
director(s): James Throckmorton
production co: Brooklyn Independent

December 12, 2007 in Hungry Eye | Permalink

SHOT: Chiodos - Josh Graham, director

Graham and Chiodos Director Josh Graham (third from left) on the set of "Lexington" with Chiodos. Click the pic to expand — even if it's only to confirm that there is indeed a Black Flag logo on Mr. Graham's T-shirt. Nicely done.

artist: Chiodos
song: "Lexington  (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)"
label: Equal Vision
director(s): Josh Graham
production co: Refused TV

December 12, 2007 in Equal Vision, Refused TV | Permalink

MTV Adds for the Weeks of 12/17/07

MTV Adds:
Chingy f/ Amerie "Fly Like Me" (DTP/Def Jam)
J. Holiday "Suffocate" (Capitol)
Seether "Fake It" (Wind-Up)
Simple Plan "When I'm Gone" (Atlantic)
Styles P f/ Swizz Beatz "Blow Ya Mind" (Koch/D-Block)

MTV2 Adds:
Chevelle "I Get It" (Epic)
Chingy f/ Amerie "Fly Like Me" (DTP/Def Jam)
Escape The Fate "Situations " (Epitaph)
Hurricane Chris f/ Boxie "Playas Rock" (Polo Grounds/J)
Rick Ross f/ R. Kelly "Speedin" (Def Jam)
Simple Plan "When I'm Gone" (Atlantic)

MTVU Adds:
Andrew Bird "Imitosis" (Fat Possum)
Birdman "Hundred Million Dollars" (Cashmoney/Universal Motown)
Chevelle "I Get It" (Epic)
Escape The Fate "Situations " (Epitaph)
Graham Colton "Best Days" (Universal Republic)
Juanes "Me Enamora" (Universal Latino)
M.I.A. "Paper Planes" (Interscope)

MTV Jams Adds:
Cheri Dennis "Portrait Of Love" (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
Fat Joe f/ J. Holiday "I Won't Tell" (Imperial)
Hurricane Chris f/ Boxie "Playas Rock" (Polo Grounds/J)
Kia Shine "Wow" (Universal Motown)
Ludacris "Down In The Dirty" (DTP/Def Jam)
Ne-Yo "Go On Girl" (Def Jam)
Trap Starz Clik "Get It Big" (OnDeck/Universal Republic)
Tyra B "Givin' Me A Rush" (Reprise/Warner)

December 12, 2007 in MTV | Permalink

VH1 Adds for the Weeks of 12/17/07

Vh1Vh1 Adds:
The Killers "Don't Shoot Me Santa" (Island)
Shiny Toy Guns "Rainy Monday" (Universal Motown)

Vh1 Soul Adds:
Babyface "Not Going Nowhere" (Island)
The D.E.Y. "Give You The World" (Epic)
Duo Live f/ Fabolous & Al B. Sure "Princess" (Redemption)
Fat Joe f/ J. Holiday "I Won't Tell   " (Imperial)
Jaheim "Never" (Atlantic)
John Legend "Show Me" (Columbia)
Keyshia Cole "I Remember" (Geffen)
Kirk Franklin "Declaration (This Is It)" (Fo Yo Soul/ZLG)
Sun f/ Wyclef, Elephant Man "China Wine" (Carnival House)

December 12, 2007 in VH1 | Permalink

BET Adds for the Weeks of 12/17/07

Keyshia Cole "I Remember" (Geffen)
Snoop Dogg "Sensual Seduction" (Geffen)

Rap City Adds:
Fat Joe f/ J. Holiday "I Won't Tell   " (Imperial)
NYGz "Ya Dayz R #'d" (Year Round)

December 12, 2007 in BET | Permalink

Fuse Adds for the Weeks of 12/17/07

Aiden "Moment" (Victory)
Simple Plan "When I'm Gone" (Atlantic)

December 12, 2007 in Fuse | Permalink

IMF Adds for the Week of 12/17/07

The Killers "Don't Shoot Me Santa" (Island)
New Young Pony Club "Get Lucky" from England
Queens Of The Stone Age "Make It Wit Chu" (Interscope)
Snoop Dogg "Sensual Seduction" (Geffen)

Specialty Adds:
Alter Bridge "Ties That Bind" (Universal Republic)
Birdman "Hundred Million Dollars" (Cashmoney/Universal Motown)
Don Omar "Cancion De Amor" from Puerto Rico
Enter Shikari "Sorry You're Not A Winner" from England
Godsmack "Good Times Bad Times" (Universal Republic)
Just Jack "No Time" from England
Killerpilze "Ich Brauche Nichts" from Germany
The Kilians "Fight The Start" from England
Nevada Tan "Geht Ab" from Germany
Notch "Que Te Pica" from Puerto Rico
Paul Steel "Your Loss" from England
Playa Limbo "El Eco De Tu Voz" from Mexico
Terra Naomi "Not Sorry" from England
Tocotronic "Imitationen" from Germany

December 11, 2007 in IMF | Permalink

Music Choice Adds for the Week of 12/17/07

Music ChoiceAdds:
Adassa "No Me Compares" (Universal Latino)
Barney Saltzberg "Crazy Hair Day" (Craig 'n Co./Inkless)
Beyonce "Flaws And All (live)" (Columbia)
Brisco "In The Hood" (Cash Money/Universal Motown)
Byron Cage "With All Of My Might" (Zomba Gospel)
Chris Brown "This Christmas" (Jive/ZLG)
Chris Brown "With You" (Jive/ZLG)
Chuck Wicks "Stealing Cinderella" (RCA Nashville)
Dokken "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Razor &  Tie)
Dropkick Murphys "The State Of Massachusetts" (Born & Bred)
Eric Church "Lightning" (Capitol Nashville)
Estelle "Wait A Minute (Just A Touch)" (Homeschool)
Jerry Rivera "Cuesta Abajo" (EMI Latin)
Keith Urban "I Told You So" (Capitol Nashville)
Kelly Sweet "Dream On" (Razor & Tie)
Kings Of Leon "Charmer" (RCA)
Ledisi "Alright" (Verve/Universal)
Lyfe Jennings "Cops Up" (Columbia)
Manchester Orchestra "Wolves At Night" (Canvasback)
Operator "Nothing To Lose" (Atlantic)
Ozomatli "La Gallina" (Concord)
Paolo Nutini "Jenny Don't Be Hasty" (Atlantic)
Paul Van Dyk f/ Rea "Let Go" (Mute)
Raheem DeVaughn "Woman" (Jive/ZLG)
Remie f/ Getto & Jenny "La Frescura" (Zeek)
Say Anything "Baby Girl, I'm A Blur" (J)
Shadows Fall "Another Hero Lost" (Atlantic)
Simian Mobile Disco "It's The Beat" (Wichita)
The Go! Team "Doing It Right" (Sub Pop)
The Killers f/ Lou Reed "Tranquilize" (Island)
Through The Eyes Of The Dead "Failure In The Flesh" (Prosthetic)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra "Wizards In Winter" (Lava/Atlantic)
Yo Yo Yo Kids "Presents" (Razor & Tie)

December 11, 2007 in Music Choice | Permalink

CMT Adds for the Weeks of 12/10/07

CMT Adds:
Keith Urban "Everybody" (Capitol Nashville)

CMT Pure Adds:
Keith Urban "Everybody" (Capitol Nashville)

December 11, 2007 in CMT | Permalink

Much Music Adds for the Week of 12/10/07

Much MusicAdds:
Chingy f/ Amerie "Fly Like Me"
Chris Brown "This Christmas"
J-Bru f/ Jordan Croucher "It's Rainin'"
The Killers "Don't Shoot Me Santa" 
Sean Kingston "Take You There"
Sleddogs "Frosty The Snowman"
Spiral Beach "Made Of Stone" 
State Of Shock "Hearts That Bleed" 

December 11, 2007 in Much Music | Permalink

SHOT: Dem Francize Boyz - Juwan Lee, director

artist: Dem Franchize Boyz
song: "Talkin' Out Da Side Of Ya Neck"
label: So So Def/Virgin/Capitol
director(s): Juwan Lee
production co: Triggerhappy/Uncle

December 10, 2007 in Capitol, Triggerhappy, Uncle | Permalink

PHOTO: Dale "Rage" Resteghini & Soulja Boy Say Yahhh

Raging Nation Films director Dale "Rage" Resteghini and Soulja Boy crank things up on the set of their latest video collabo, "Yahhh!"
Soulja Rage
This is the third video off Soulja Boy's web savvy debut Souljaboytellem.com — all of which have been directed by Resteghini, who is repped by Yell Productions.

December 10, 2007 in Interscope, Raging Nation, Yell Productions | Permalink

NEW RELEASE: Jennifer Lopez "Hold It..."

Having shown that she had the power to successfully and sensually seduce you with her old-school and purposefully lo-fi Snoop Dogg "Sensual Seduction" video that jut may be this year's biggest delight, director Melina shows that she can also deliver the kind of purposeful and polished clip that's expected when you sign on to work with a star like Jennifer Lopez. Despite showing her pregnancy a bit, the glammed-up pop singer tries her darndest to maintain her sensual edge in a series of minimalist set-ups, even going so far as riding a gigantic mirror ball like a disco age love swing. --> watch "Hold It, Don't Drop It" (via Extra TV)

Jennifer Lopez "Hold It, Don't Drop It" (Epic)
Melina, director | Jonathan Lia, producer | Black Dog, production co | Omer Ganai, DP | Clark Eddy, editor

December 10, 2007 in Black Dog, Epic, New Releases | Permalink