Local Current Blog

Friday Five: Good Luck Finding Iris, Boys Noize featuring Poliça, and more Minnesota music videos

Good Luck Finding Iris (via Facebook)

Good Luck Finding Iris, “Color Me”

Good Luck Finding Iris, a bossa nova-tinged pop quartet, showcase their song “Color Me” with a mysterious new video. Along with two other bands signed to Subaquatic Records (PTSTD and Nomenclatures), plus headliners Tony Peachka, Good Luck Finding Iris will play a “pre-release party” at the Triple Rock Social Club on May 26, and the first 30 people in line receive a limited-edition Subaquatic compilation tape.

Boys Noize, “Starchild (feat. Poliça)”

Last year’s inaugural Eaux Claires Festival was a gift that keeps on giving. In Wisconsin, Poliça met German DJ/producer Boys Noize, and a little less than a year later, we have a Boys Noize single featuring vocals from Channy Leanagh. In the song’s new music video, which was shot by Lil Internet (of Beyoncé video fame), Leanagh plays an alien (the archetypal “Other”) in a nude bodysuit and clear vinyl raincoat, and she walks the streets of Miami without directly addressing anyone. The conceit is borrowed from Signe Pierce and Alli Coates’s short film American Reflexxx, but it’s no less eerie and meaningful this second time around. “Starchild” is on Boys Noize’s new album, Mayday, which came out today.

Katy Vernon, “Lost My Head”

Katy Vernon executed the ultimate two-for-one on her recent trip to the Badlands; one part family vacation, one part music video expedition, the trip resulted in a beautiful video directed by Randy Vanderwood and edited by Lauren Josephine.

Bora York, “Arrest Me”

According to Bora York member Chris Bartels, this video “was conceptualized, directed, and edited by Minneapolis filmmaker Joseph McMahon, who’s recently done Step Rockets music videos, as well.” Dancer Kaleena Miller gave her performance at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis.

Mark Mallman, “It’s Good To Be Alive”

Mark Mallman reaches social media pro level with his new video for “It’s Good To Be Alive,” which Cleon Turner, Jr., Bridget Bailey, and Botzy shot entirely on Snapchat.