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Video News (more headlines) 08-13-2015

The Goodnight Darlings Release Epic Video For 'Empire Vampire' - Kat Auster And Wilson Jaramillo Create A Sound That Evokes Santigold, Early Blondie, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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August 13, 2015


Darkly Majestic, Epic Music Video from The Goodnight Darlings Features Cirque du Soleil Performers, Massive Snakes and Creatures of the Night – ‘Empire Vampire’ is an Ambitious Visual Alchemy

Huffington Post Debuts Video

Indie rock duo collaborates with Close Up Experience dance company, as junior high school friends reunite with a vision

Video Embraces Goddess Iconography to Empower Women Towards ‘Positive Transformation’; EP Coming this Fall


On their ambitious new music video for the song ‘Empire Vampire,’ indie rock duo The Goodnight Darlings have created a darkly majestic visual feast, featuring performers from Cirque du Soleil, the Orlando Ballet, massive snakes, knife throwers, bloodthirsty creatures of the night, and a cast of dancers, actors, magicians and circus performers from across the globe.  The five-minute clip, premiered via Huffington Post, serves as a preview to the band’s upcoming EP, due this Fall. Watch the video here:

HUFFINGTON POST
Exclusive Video Premiere
8/12/15, by Michael Ragogna – Watch ‘Empire Vampire’ here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/4-nights-of-40-years-live_b_7976870.html

YouTube link, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5HAelOX9lc

The Goodnight Darlings are Kat Auster (vocals), and Wilson Jaramillo (guitar, beats/synth). Their sound/style finds its home somewhere between where The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold and early Blondie might hang out. The Village Voice described Auster as “Gwen Stefani's evil twin,” and Jaramillo has recorded and/or toured with The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and more – additional biographical info is below.

As accompanied the HUFFINGTON POST premiere, Kat Auster offered these further thoughts on the video:
"Our video was directed by Sundance alumnus Roger Ingraham, and was shot in an abandoned 1920s mansion in Florida. Our collaborators include producer/creative director/choreographer Isis Masoud of Close-Up Experience. Isis was actually an old junior high school friend of mine! So here we are, an indie rock band collaborating with an up and coming dance company--but also childhood friends reuniting with a vision. Roger's message as a director encourages the artist to be their very best and allow themselves to be positively "transformed" by the project. This fits wonderfully with my song lyrics in 'Empire Vampire,' written about striving to get the most out of the city: 'Eat the apple all in one big bite,' 'Dance with greed, take the most of it!' Being part of the Empire of Vampires means being your most elevated self. My character in the video is a Goddess of Light inspiring positive change upon my Empire. Roger feels strongly about empowering women through Goddess iconography. I also feel very strongly about encouraging female power. The idea of positive transformation fits perfectly with the Close-Up Experience approach to dance production. Isis is educating these young dancers how to dance for the film medium through the experience of creating positive, inspiring art.”

Meet the full 'Empire Vampire' Team, which also includes Glam Squad UK, here: http://www.thegoodnightdarlings.com/team-vampire.html

As a follow-up to the premiere of their ‘Empire Vampire’ video, The Goodnight Darlings will release a five-song EP, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, this Fall. The EP was recorded at Brooklyn’s Studio G (Tom Waits, Black Keys, Iggy Pop). Producer Tony Maimone (member of Pere Ubu, bass player with Frank Black and They Might Be Giants,) worked with the band on their new tracks, and two renowned musicians contributed to upcoming EP as well: drummer Joe Tomino (Matisyahu and Dub Trio,) and a rap cameo from Jabee (Emmy Award Winning MC from Oklahoma, associated with hip-hop acts Murs, El-P, and Run the Jewels.) The EP also features a re-mixed version of ‘Empire Vampire’ via producer Nic Hard (Taylor Swift, Joey Ramone,) and includes re-cut vocals and a revisiting of the raw instrumental tracks. As a preview to the EP release, the band is offering fans a free download of the song ‘Empire Vampire’, via this link: http://empirevampire.viinyl.com/

More about Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo:
Singer Kat Auster, (Juilliard Theatre grad, EMI/SONY song writer, and former coach on MTV's hit TV show "Made",) brings explosive energy to each live performance. She was nicknamed “Gwen Stefani's evil twin” by The Village Voice.

Guitarist/Programmer Wilson Jaramillo has recorded and toured arenas internationally with various music icons and Grammy award-winning producers, including: The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, DMC, and Pras. The Fugees nicknamed Jaramillo "the punk" and "the scientist" due to his mind-blasting energy and impressive array of 13 guitar pedals.

"Auster brings her pop rock singing into Jaramillo's eclectic music that spans hypnotic beats, New Wave, and dance punk. Auster's voice commands attention immediately with a younger Deborah Harry feel. Fiery, danceable, with an indie-tronic feel- glows with undeniable energy…" The Daily Vault

The duo has also created an EPK to tell their love story, both the love of music -- and each other. They collaborated on the EPK with the aforementioned Roger Ingraham and Arin Crumley (Arin’s Award-Winning Film & video series ‘Four-Eyed Monsters’ led to him being named a ‘Top 20 Media Mogul’ by The Wall Street Journal.) Further details re the EPK will be announced soon.

Visit THE GOODNIGHT DARLINGS:
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twitter.com/gndarlings
instagram.com/gndarlings
youtube.com/thegoodnightdarlings
Press kit: http://www.thegoodnightdarlings.com/press-kit.html

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