Scare the Square video

There’s a video for the BRMC track that was given away for Christmas:

BRMC Xmas Track ‘Scare the Square’ + an old video

If you happen to be on BRMC’s mailing list and donated to the GoFundMe campaign for Leah’s surgery, you may have enjoyed the new experimental track ‘Scare the Square’! It’s an instrumental and definitely puts you in a certain mood:

Hey everyone,

we wanted to express our gratitude and give everyone for Christmas who helped donate to Leah’s surgery an unreleased experimental BRMC track called ‘Scare The Square’ that we recorded tracked earlier this past summer with Leah on drums.
Hope you enjoy-
-BRMC

Click HERE to download “Scare the Square”.
BRMC Xmas Track 'Scare the Square' + an old video 1

© Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Also, check out this video I recorded on December 21, 2012 after the Troubadour show with Robert singing his versions of “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” to my friend Jodi (in the Santa onesie):

Video for “Lose Yourself” + The Call in HD

Check out the new video BRMC posted today:

“Hey everyone, we want to share a new music video which cinematographer Kate Arizmendi and Director Pele Kudren collaborated on for the song “Lose Yourself” from Specter At The Feast. Kate & Pele really felt connected to the video and the song, and contacted us about the project and we’re glad to be able to premier it here for you guys-
– BRMC ​

Directed by Pele Kudren and Katelin Arizmendi
Cinematography by Katelin Arizmendi
Creative Direction by Tafv Sampson
Wardrobe by Alexis Johnson
Production Design by Alexis Johnson

Starring
Augustine Hargrave
Katherine Rodriguez

Also, if you want to watch The Call Live show in HD, it is now available through iTunes:

The Call: A Tribute to Michael Been featuring Robert Been, filmed at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA is now available to download in a brand new HD format.

Purchase on iTunes now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/a-tribute-to-michael-been/id919484906

Congrats to BRMC & Bartleberry Logan for the “Live in Paris” win!

On November 10th in London’s South Bank, it was announced that BRMC’s Live in Paris DVD won Best Live Coverage from the UK Music Video Awards! Here is the full list of nominees:

best live coverage

black rebel motorcycle club – live in paris
coldplay – ghost stories sky arts
rudimental – live at brixton academy
rolling stones – sweet summer sun
sam smith ft howard lawrence – make it to me stripped live (vevo lift uk)
savages – live at the forum

Here’s a photo of the winning director from BRMC’s Instagram:

 

The first Tweet about the win: Scotch (@SxyShfSditch) tweeted at 1:32pm – 10 Nov 14:

Personnel info from SA Music Scene:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live In Paris

Director: Bartleberry Logan
Producer: Bartleberry Logan
Commissioner: Jordan Berliant
Record company: Abstract Dragon

Some coverage from Louder than War:

“In the non-video categories, Kate Moross collected the Best Music Ad – TV or Online for her direction of ‘Settle’ by Disclosure, and relative newcomer, Bartleberry Logan picked up the coveted Best Live Music Coverage title for his direction of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Live in Paris, beating off stiff competition from Coldplay, Rolling Stones and Rudimental.”

Here’s the trailer again:

 

BRMC Live in Paris Album and DVD trailer

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club LIVE IN PARIS Album and DVD are coming soon. Watch the official trailer below.

NEW LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT

‘Original design by BRMC fan ‘Joji V. Grey’ is now available as a very limited edition T-Shirt! Everyone please give some love to Joji for finally bringing BRMC to life in anime form and making some truly wild eyed strangeness for your new fall wardrobe’.

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    The brand new BRMC “Anime” shirt is now available in both men and women’s sizes. Click HERE or on the images below to purchase.

 

 

“The Art of Dying” at George Fest/Best Fest

In case you were unable to attend George Fest at The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles September 28, 2014, a couple videographers were kind enough to record the song BRMC played called “The Art of Dying” from George Harrison’s 1970 album ‘All Things Must Pass.’  (Photo: Rozette Diaz/RestlessCities.com)

There are also many other photos of BRMC on their Facebook album by Michelle Shiers Photography, which are also featured on BuzzBandsLA’s review.

Here is a setlist and more info from Best Fest’s website:

GeorgeFestSetlist

New Star Jam loops by Peter Hayes

TC Electronic has posted a couple of instrumental loops, videos, and competition (which goes until October 11) to win a Ditto X2 Looper signed by Peter Hayes!

Life After Beth trailer + limited release

If you hadn’t heard, the dark comedy that BRMC scored Life After Beth has been in limited release in select cities, as well as on DirecTV. Director Jeff Baena spoke to Under The Radar and mentioned BRMC’s involvement in the film:

We’ve done plenty of features on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club over the years. Can you tell us how you snagged them compose the film’s score?

So Robert Been, who’s the singer and bassist, is a really close friend of mine. I’ve known him for 12 years or so. Back when I originally wrote this I’d talked to him about working together. At that point they hadn’t even licensed any of their songs for commercials or movies or anything, so it was all kind of new to them and all new to me. But he’s a good friend of mine, and we’d always talked about working together. When this [film] became real, of course I first went to him and Peter [Hayes] and asked if they’d be interested in doing something like this, and they were super excited by the idea. They’d never done a score before so it was a learning curve for them … but once we found our way, it was so rewarding and amazing.”

Check out the trailer below:

The Call Live DVD trailer

Check out the trailer for The Call Live DVD which will be released in September:

UPDATE: Official press release below (with the embedded links before)!

ROBERT LEVON BEEN OF BRMC

PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS FATHER’S MUSICAL LEGACY WITH

THE CALL LIVE TRIBUTE WITH ROBERT LEVON BEEN

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 VIA LABEL RECORDS/LIGHTYEAR/CAROLINE

“I Still Believe” :: SoundCloud // YouTube (approved for posting) Check out the premiere of the video for “I Still Believe” on PopMatters.]

The Call Live DVD trailer 2

Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father’s music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been’s, legendary band The Call in the upcoming live album The Call Live Tribute With Robert Levon Been (available September 2nd, 2014 via Label Records/Lightyear/Caroline).

While The Call (Michael Been, Tom Ferrier, Jim Goodwin and Scott Musick) got their official start in Santa Cruz, CA in 1979, its roots as a band go back to Michael Been’s childhood in Oklahoma City, where seeing Elvis Presley perform on television changed the course of his life. That early interest in musical performance inspired his career, from the very beginning performing at the age of seven on local radio and television programs, to his eventual move to Chicago at the age of 16, where he was drawn into the blues scene by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Junior Parker. Been eventually made his way to California, where he connected with drummer Scott Musick, as well as Tom Ferrier (guitar, vocals) and Jim Goodwin (keyboards, vocals) to form The Call.

Despite having their initial demos rejected by all the major labels, the band found themselves in demand by nearly every major producer in America. The Call’s debut album was ultimately produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, The Police) and the band were suddenly opening acts for major artists including Peter Gabriel and Simple Minds.

The Call were signed to Mercury, Elektra and MCA, and released seven critically acclaimed albums over the next eight years, featuring several iconic hit songs including “Let The Day Begin” and “I Still Believe (Great Design).” In 1997, after a seven year break, the band reformed to release the album Heaven & Back, before disbanding once more. Michael Been began serving as sound engineer for his son Robert Levon Been’s band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, but passed away from a heart attack while working backstage at the 2010 Pukkelpop festival in Belgium.

Now after twenty years, The Call reunited at legendary Los Angeles venue The Troubador and gave an incredible live performance with Robert Levon Been stepping into his father’s role and joining Musick, Ferrier and Goodwin for the one-of-a-kind event. For Robert—who grew up going out on the road with The Call anytime he had a break from school—the performance offered the chance to honor his musical legacy and perform nearly a dozen and a half songs from the band’s esteemed catalog. And for original members Musick, Ferrier and Goodwin, the show allowed them the opportunity to honor their friend and their own musical legacy while revisiting a bond they thought was gone forever.

The Call Live Tribute With Robert Levon Been will be available as a DVD+CD Deluxe Set on September 2nd 2014 and will also be available on CD, 180 gram double vinyl, and digitally (with 5 extra bonus tracks). Preview the trailer for the release now.

101 Sun Festival video, Madrid signing, Milton Keynes set times

The BRMC Official Twitter machine has been very busy lately, in case you missed it there is a signing at store in Madrid:

July 14th @ 5:45PM: Signing session at Holy Cuervo Store, C / Velarde, 13, Malasana 28004 – Madrid

The set times for the July 11th show opening for Pearl Jam have also been announced:

Set times Milton Keynes: Doors open 2pm, OFF 4.15pm, BRMC 5.45pm, PEARL JAM 7.30 – 10.30pm

Here is a new trailer for the 101 Sun Festival:

THE CALL featuring Robert Levon Been DVD – Available Now

UPDATE: All DVDs are currently sold out, but the live DVD will be officially released on September 2nd via Label Records/Lightyear/Caroline/UMG.

On April 19th 2013, the members of 80’s rock group The Call re-formed for the first time in nearly two decades to pay tribute to the late Michael Been with guest vocalist Robert Levon Been from BRMC. We are happy to finally be able to share this incredible film with you all.

DVD/CD/Digital Download/T-Shirt bundles available from the BRMC shop.

Watch the official trailer below for a special message from Robert as well as clips from the DVD.

screenshot-thecall-live

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. The Big Idea Short
2. Bonus Concert LIVE FROM SLIMS in San Francisco (4 songs)
3. Slims Fan Interviews
4. Campaign Videos
5. Vintage Call Videos

Live Concert Track listing:

1. Everywhere I Go
2. I Still Believe
3. I Don’t Wanna
4. Floating Back
5. Into The Woods
6. Turn A Blind Eye
7. Oklahoma
8. You Were There
9. Red Moon
10. Swim In The Ocean
11. What’s Happened To You
12. The Morning
13. Same Old Story
14. You Run
15. Uncovered

Bonus Song Track listing:

1. Let The Day Begin
2. Think It Over
3. Modern Romans
4. The Walls Came Down

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