Earlier today I was avoiding doing work per usual by hanging out on my local Facebook corner when out of nowhere something crept in my feed. It was cool. It was catchy. It was Soddy Daisy on the YouTubes.
Soddy Daisy is a group of Young-Cameloteers cranking out poppy garage tunes topped with a dash of The Pixies. They’ve drawn comparisons to The Pixies in various reviews and even performed “Surfa Rosa” in its entirety for Halloween last year. But if you haven’t heard them you should check out their debut EP, aptly titled “The Soddy Daisy EP” on their Bandcamp. Their original stuff is worth spinning on your cool-again 5 pound iPod.
So I’m watching this Soddy Daisy video when I get a ba-doop on my Facebook messenger thingie and see I’ve got a message from a video company saying they just released this new video series. I put Soddy Daisy on pause, click the message, follow the YouTube link to view this new video series and it’s GOD DAMN SODDY DAISY ON THE YOUTUBES. I was like “Jesus Pete, what are the odds!”
Turns out the odds are pretty good considering one of the production company’s founding members Danny was in a band called Donkey Hotel with another Young-Cameloteer Bill Chill. We played with them at The Abbey with Gnar Wave back in way-the-fuck-long-ago. It was a real hoot. A security guard told Bill Chill to put pants on cause his shorts were too short. #Neverforget #shortsdrama.
So needless to say I’m pumped for this video series cause it’s got two big pluses (+ex-Donkey Hotel dude, +Soddy Daisy) and I’m writing to let you guys know about it. The production company is called Twin Visuals and you can check out their current Foam Palace videos right here:
Aside from Soddy Daisy, Twin Visuals also captured Spooky Action Space Captain and The Gnar in a live performance. Twin Visuals has a good body of work under their belt including a feature film “Punk Bitch” which made it into the Boston Underground Film Festival. You can check out all of their work on their site.
I’m pretty skeptical of video production companies because most anyone can hold up their iPhone, launch a website and claim they’re a pro. But these guys really deliver. They’ve got some sweet editing chops, good color correction skills and more. I’m looking forward to future releases from them especially more live stuff from the Foam Palace video sessions down the road.