Video: New Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

“Gravity” hails from
the recent Gift Horse album.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Very stoked to present a brand new video from one of our
fave bands, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, whose adventurous recent album Gift Horse (Vanguard) prompted one of our
writers to enthuse in a review, “With a band that is always evolving, change is
certainly a good thing for them.  They show that they aren’t afraid to try
new things and that is what good musicians do.  Kellogg’s lyrics can be
uplifting to heartbreaking but are always honest and candid.  He says what
he feels and that speaks to listeners.  If you can feel, not just hear, an
artist’s music, that is true art, and that is what Stephen Kellogg and the
Sixers are.” Catch the band on tour through the end of the year – dates are
listed below.

 

The tune is called “Gravity” and the Stephanie
Keane-directed clip is given a unique animation treatment you’ll dig:

 

 

 

 

Stephen
Kellogg: “‘Gravity’ is about not being afraid of the future and
embracing what is real: your family, your friendships, a good laugh. Like
everyone, I worry about – health, money, failure, you name it…and I wanted a
song that would feel like a celebration of the things in life that
overcome fear and worry. The stuff you’ll remember when it’s all said and done.”

 

 

Director,
Stephanie Keane: “Knowing that Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
wanted an animated music video I could not help but think of them as characters
living out the song, “Gravity.” There is so much heart in the lyrics,
I felt the band’s natural state -that backstage feel- was key to the concept.
They helped by collecting personal videos that I edited to the music and then
rotoscoped, letting the fantasy of animation and reality of these handpicked
memories intertwine.  Nearly 1,500 hand drawings went into making
“Gravity” come to life.” 

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

11/30/2011           
Lawrence, KS
– Bottleneck 

12/01/2011           
Boulder, CO
– Fox Theater 

12/02/2011           
Denver, CO
– Bluebird Theater 

12/03/2011           
Salt Lake, UT – State Room

12/04/2011           
Boise, ID
– The Reef 

12/06/2011           
Seattle, WA
– Tractor Tavern

12/07/2011           
Portland, OR –
Doug Fir Lounge

12/08/2011           
San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

12/09/2011           
Los Angeles, CA – Key Club

12/10/2011           
San Diego, CA – Winston’s

12/13/2011           
Dallas, TX –
HOB Cambridge

12/14/2011           
Austin, TX
– The Parish

12/15/2011           
San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit

12/16/2011           
Houston, TX
– The Capitol

12/26-27/2011           
Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Tavern

12/28/2011           
Richmond, VA
– Capital Ale House

12/29/2011           
Wilmington, NC
– Brooklyn Arts
Center at St.
Andrews

12/30/2011           
Duluth, GA –
The Red Clay Theatre

12/31/2011           
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
– Seaside
Amphitheater

1/15/2012           
Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den

 

 

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