The Trophy Fire “Spinning”

The Trophy FireArtist:
Paul Aspuria
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June 11, 2013


The Trophy Fire is the full package—described as having raw energy infused with organic and contemporary riffs, and with Virgin Red Room’s video premier of the new track “Spinning” reawakens “memories of cruising home from school to Jimmy Eat World or Snow Patrol.” We’re proud to once again be working with this outfit and helping to bring them onto TV and computer screens across the country.

As a three-piece American rock outfit hailing from San Francisco, The Trophy Fire began as a studio project in 2008 while songwriter, guitarist, and Ben Flanagan was between tours with former band, The Actual. After partnering with Talking House Records, they released their first debut A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean featuring numerous musical guest collaborations. The debut sparked initial interest in the band and that same year took the stage at SXSW and other festivals.

After Talking House Records’ fold in 2010 and some line-up changes, The Trophy Fire became the band they are today. Headed by Flanagan and leveled out by brothers John and Adam Schuman, the three-piece quickly found themselves at home with Portland, OR’s Greyday Records. 2011 saw the band’s second full-length Modern Hearts and multiple tours alongside acts such as The Dear Hunter, Dredg, and Far. It also brought us the stellar clip for “Tired Eyes” that impressed programmers and viewers alike last year. The new full length Directions for Daylight is set for released in summer of this year, including the following clip “Spinning.”

The track is contagious in itself, yet the scenes of the video captivate us all. Reminiscient of loneliness, the main character on the set hides herself away in an astronaut helmet. Symbolic of isolationism, “Spinning” is relatable and noteworthy, reminding us how insignificant we can feel at times. However, the band’s performance awakens inspirational feelings until we meet the end of the clip. In no time, you’ll want to revisit “Spinning” time and time again just to get another taste of this strikingly energetic tune.

With the release of third full-length Directions for Daylight, The Trophy Fire has an upcoming US tour visiting many of your markets. For more information on “Spinning” and how to catch up with The Trophy Fire when they are in your area, please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo staff at(732)-613-1779 or email us at You can also visit or for more info.

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For info about The Trophy Fire’s “Tired Eyes” video, click HERE