Now a ways back before the shit Show of ‘The November’ we were shooting this weekly series called New Music Monday. Yeah I know not an original title but we couldn’t come up with anything better because it literally described exactly what we were up to.
The idea was let’s focus on the incredible local musical talent and bring em into the Polka Dot studio, ply them with beer to play a couple songs in front of 6 cameras and then record/live stream the whole thing.
We also wanted to showcase the bands as they were and not have them do a stripped down acoustic version of what they did which was quite common on the good old YouTubes! If you fucking rocked out we wanted to let you FUCKING RAWK OUT!
That wasn’t to say we only wanted hardcore rawkers we tried very hard to make sure that we didn’t filter on genera in anyway.
All in all we had filmed three different sessions with a bunch of amazing artists and smack dab in the middle of our weekly release schedule and it basically brought everything to a screeching halt.
But we still have them here in the can so to speak, and while the metric shite tonne of footage we had took a while to unarchive from google drive we are starting this back up again starting with this amazing duo from the north shore of Vancouver.
Porteau – Rebirth
The return of the New Music Monday Segment brings us the indie folk duo Porteau. Hailing from Vancouver’s North Shore this duo blends electronic looping with haunting vocals to fill out a sound indicative of a full band experience. They came into polka dot studio to record a couple of songs this is one called Rebirth.
For filming this we literally rounded up every camera we had at the time starting with both of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K ‘s we had as well as the two Nikon D610‘s and the Nikon D800. We had the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera with the Nikon 14-24 on a Metabones speed booster rigged up to the Kessler pocket jib for all the moving shots, and because we didn’t have enough folk around this day to have an operator for the DJI Osmo it didn’t make an appearance here. Lens used included the Nikon 14-24, the Nikon 70-200 2.8 and the Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 as well as the sigma 35mm art lens and the Sigma 50mm Art lens. these camera’s were all routed to a computer and streamed live via YouTube and on our Facebook page.