Here it is. Our long-awaited, highly-anticipated, surely-soon-to-be-critically-acclaimed music video for “Next To You.” This is our cover of The Police’s classic rock tune and we’re excited to offer the single as a FREE download RIGHT HERE. ‘Tis the giving season after all.
We started filming this music video back in February and just finished it last night. Hot tip for all you budding Henry Selicks out there thinking about filming a stop-motion animation video: Don’t.
Thanks to Threadless for sharing the video and asking all about how we created this thing:
Thanks to Chicagoist for premiering the music video:
We’re excited to be hosting our annual Noise For Toys benefit concerts for Toys For Tots. This year’s shows are shaping up to be the biggest, most Christmas-y yet! We’ve been soaking in a tub of egg nog since Halloween and we’re ready to slide onstage like a bunch of greasy hockey pucks. So throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and let’s dance for a great cause.
Join us Saturday, December 12 at RecordBar in Kansas City when we join our friends in Bonzo Madrid and The Author And The Illustrator. Show starts promptly at 9:30pm. As you may have heard, RecordBar is closing its doors on January 1 before moving to a new location. We’d love to have you party with us one last time at one of our favorite venues.
On Saturday, December 19 we’ll play our first headlining show at Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Hall along with Blane Fonda, Workout Music, Model Stranger and special guests Archie Powell & The Exports. We have some amazing prizes to give out to ugly sweater contest winners PLUS a PBR and Old Style hosted beer bar from 6-8pm!
The show begins promptly at 8pm.
BOTH shows are 18+ and ONLY $5 with the donation of an unopened toy.
All proceeds and toy donations collected at these shows go directly to Chicago and Kansas City Toys For Tots, an organization that provides families in need with gifts during the holiday season.
We promise not to keep any of the toys for ourselves this year.
The Noise For Toys shows were incredible. Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s benefit shows the biggest yet.
Special shout out to Louis Tomlinson of One Direction for checking out Noise For Toys at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Not sure why he was there, but he seemed like a nice enough chap:
Chicagoist spotted Louis: http://chicagoist.com/2015/12/23/one_directions_louis_tomlinson_spot.php
Inquisitr covered Louis’s Chicago appearance here: http://www.inquisitr.com/2653895/louis-tomlinson-kissed-multiple-girls-got-a-butt-tattoo-during-trip-to-visit-danielle-campbell/