Haley Rheinhart

“Last Leaf” Music Video

I love toast. And I love stop motion. So, naturally, I love the concept for this video, OK Go’s “Last Leaf’.

Directed by OK Go, Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad. Bread-animation by Geoff Mcfetridge.

Now there’s a way to use up 215 loaves of stale bread.

P.S. If you remember Geoff Mcfetridge’s name it’s from the documentary, Beautiful Losers that The ‘bowl covered last winter.

:: Haley Rheinhart



Autumn de Wilde & Death Cab for Cutie : New Book

In the market for a new coffee table book? Not likely, but this might just change your mind. Autumn de Wilde will be releasing a new book chronicling her work with indie band Death Cab for Cutie since 2003.

From the Death Cab for Cutie website

“In 2003, photographer Autumn de Wilde began shooting Death Cab for Cutie at a couple of shows at the close of their Transatlanticism tour. In the seven years since then, a collection of 200 photographs, conversations, and personal ephemera contributed by the band have emerged in the form of Autumn’s new book, Death Cab for Cutie.

The book will be available soon through the new online store with an exclusive, limited edition poster. More details to come, so stay tuned for information.”

If this book is anything like her work with Elliott Smith (the cover of his album Figure 8, yep, that’s Autumn), it can be nothing short of phenomenal. So excited.
:: Haley Rheinhart


Out Today : Project Film’s Chicago

Minneapolis/Chicago band Project Film released their debut album today, Chicago from Tandem Shop Records. Check it out, it’s certainly been a long work in progress and turned out pretty¬† in my humble opinion.

Reviewsic Interview/words from Loud Loop Press/ words from Windy City Rock


:: Haley Rheinhart


Kerouac’s On The Road Finds its Way Onto Film

Word has it Jack Kerouac’s famed On The Road is making its way onto film. Director Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera have plotted out the screenplay and the final product is set to be released sometime in 2011. The cast includes Viggo Mortensen (glad to see he’s moving on from Aragorn in LotR), Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart. I’ve gotta say, I’m interested to see how this all unfolds.


Possibly at Cannes

::Haley Rheinhart


Stream Sufjan Stevens’ The Age of Adz on NPR

With his show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 16 approaching ever closer, the melody lines of Sufjan Stevens have been playing over and over again in my head (and on my laptop). To make things even better, NPR is currently streaming his upcoming LP The Age of Adz which hits stores on October 12, just as he embarks on his Fall 2010 tour.

Upon a quick first listen of the new album, it sounds like Sufjan has gone down a path much more under the influence of synthesizers and electronica (but what hasn’t these days…) But beyond the computerized dissonances lie the melodic complexities in typical Stevens fashion. Sigh, thank goodness. It’s just not a Sufjan Steven tune without a million different things happening at once and somehow still managing to sound music (and good music at that).

Does this new robot-Stevens suit your liking? Will he ever revisit his banjo strumming days of Michigan? Why am I ending my post in question-style like I write for hipsterrunoff? I. don’t. know. Listen to The Age of Adz for free on NPR and see for yourself.

::Haley Rheinhart

Skyway Sessions: The Farewell Circuit

The Dustbowl packed up their equipment and headed to the new Infinitea Teahouse in Uptown. No, we weren’t having an herbal refreshment, we were on site to get going on a long overdue Skyway Session with Minneapolis transplants The Farewell Circuit. Local film director, Matt Cici, first wired us to The Farewell Circuit back in April after using one of their songs in the trailer for his film Lambent Fuse.

With the greatest of ease, The Farewell Circuit swiftly filled the space of Infinitea with the ethereal sounds of their latest EP Brother’s Eyes.¬† Just as mesmerizing are the lyrics, which beautifully compliment every chord and chime. They left us with resonating melodies permeating a dream-state we didn’t want to wake from. The EP is available on their bandcamp site for a “pay-what-you-can” price.

If you want to see them for yourself, catch their next show tomorrow, September 10th, 9PM at Nick and Eddie (1612 Harmon Place Minneapolis, MN). Sorry youngbloods, it’s a 21+ event. Also, check out the photos we snapped in our Flickr ‘bowl section.

The Dustbowl
Haley Rheinhart & Rachel Summers

New Telekinesis Video for “Dirty Thing”

More to come later about the new EP!

:: Haley Rheinhart