Garrett Gibbons describes himself as a visual storyteller. He’s actually an autodidact jack of all trades in the direction and production of film of all kinds. According to his bio, he has worked with clients from Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Island Def Jam Motown Music Group, and musicians from around the world. He has also worked with LDS musicians Colby Miller and Alma Sanjo. Garrett lent us some time to answer a few questions about Seattle-based Indie hip hop, the blending of dance, video, and music, and of course, Justin Bieber.
We had an excellent field of candidates this year: Many of the big LDS players had new albums out and we saw some old linescratchers friends come back from the dead. Without further ado, our results, based on a popular vote:
Are Mormons responsible for saving Morrissey’s solo career? Kind of. Maybe. One might be.
Tell yer friends! Voting is now open and will close in one week (January 26th). Click on the band name for band information, the album name to listen to the album on spotify or band camp (where possible.) Nominees, in alphabetical order:
Everybody wants to burn up down the geezer, but nobody wants to see what they have done.
Amazing song, and it also features the best Arnold Friberg musical reference in recent memory (the flowerpot line.)
The Neighbors, our friendly sibling friends consisting of Adam Kaiser (who wins awards based on how attractive he is) and Rachel Kaiser (who toured singing backup for the Brandon Flowers), have recorded and released a breathtaking new single to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds from the song go to charity relief. Here is a link to the song on iTunes, and here is the video for it:
I was completely entranced by it.
Fine, he considers himself religious but non-denominational (no longer LDS). And fine, this is a cover. And fine, he’s an actor*. But it makes the cut because A. This was a performance at a Mormon ward talent show. B. Gosling’s got the moves C. Gosling’s got the haircut. D. Gosling’s got the pants. Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em.
*He actually does have a band but it’s indulgent celebrity rock band stuff so it can safely be ignored.