Thursday, August 6, 2015

Indie Rock Parking Lot

Locals Positive No debut new video on NPR site.

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click to enlarge Locals Positive No were featured on the last Style Weekly music sampler -- their new video for "Pedal Through" features some familiar local faces.
  • Locals Positive No were featured on the last Style Weekly music sampler -- their new video for "Pedal Through" features some familiar local faces.

Local indie band Positive No released a new video today via NPR's website for its song "Pedal Through."

The band, which features former Dahlia Seed singer Tracy Keats Wilson, seems to be having fun parodying the classic cult documentary, "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, and its assorted follow-ups.

You may notice some familiar local faces in the video, such as Style Weekly music writer Hilary Langford, who is rocking a "grrls to the front" sign as well as WRIR DJ Shannon Cleary who is shopping for records.

On its Facebook page, the band thanked: "Diversity Thrift; Spang TV; Mad Box; The Snowy Owls; Hoax Hunters; Clair Morgan; The Commonwealth of Notions; Blue Bones Vintage; Canary oh Canary; River City Beer Betties; Plain Scrap; Lightfields; @Brief Lives."

NPR's writer Lars Gotrich remarks: "What sets Positive No's painfully true and hilarious parody apart from a needless exercise in nostalgic irony is how charmingly personal it is. In fact, many of the artifacts in the video come from the band's own collections, including bassist Sadie Powers' homemade Smashing Pumpkins board game from middle school (!) and a prop from the Sonic Youth "Dirty Boots" video. Its members were also deeply entrenched in the scene: In the early '90s, Tracy Wilson was the vocalist for Dahlia Seed, a heavy and angular emo band that split the difference between Drive Like Jehu and Sunny Day Real Estate during a time when both were still figuring out their own sounds."

The song is from the band's debut album "Glossa" and their next hometown show is Aug.15 at Gallery5 as part of Commonwealth of Notions. An album release show will be held at the same venue on Sept. 18.

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