Blog HIP Picks – The Weekly Client Roundup – Wednesday 6/6 June 6, 2018 Molly Hudelson HIP Picks, Les Stroud, Man Made Time, Matt Tarka, Seasonal Beast, witchsister What’s the best part about summer? All of the concert tours and festivals that are constantly happening, plus loads of new music and exciting videos. The newest HIP Picks – Weekly Client Roundup video gives you the low-down on some of our current projects, and we’ll tell you a little bit about each one below. Anyone who’s watched Les Stroud’s hit TV show Survivorman will tell you two things: number one, he’s undoubtedly commitment to environmentally responsible living, and number two, he’s equally passionate about music (no matter how remote of a location he visited, he was never without his harmonica). Stroud’s latest single and video for “How Long” is a wake-up call, challenging viewers to take action and save our planet before it’s too late. Directed by Matt Mahurin, “How Long” shows Stroud doing what he does best: using his music to connect people with nature. The streets of Northern Bushwick are full of unusual things – musicians, painters, performers – but one thing you probably won’t see? An elephant. In Seasonal Beast’s video for “I Can Make You Disappear”, this pachyderm follows in the footsteps of dancer Tiffany Ogburn. It’s graceful, majestic, and somehow, it all makes sense. Los Angeles is the City of Angels and often the destination of a pilgrimage many make in order to pursue their dreams, but Albert Babanian and Hillary Grace – who perform as Man Made Time – have been SoCal residents from the start. Their latest track “Fool” is a perfect representation of what Man Made Time are about: dazzling synths, propulsive beats, and a captivating chorus. Directed by Margos Margossian, the music video for fool is a moody, shadowy clip that tells a story we can all relate to, without being about one particular instance: being a fool to someone or something. The most compelling thing a musician can do is tell stories and reveal their deepest truths, and Lancaster, PA-based folk-rock artist Matt Tarka takes pride in wearing his heart on his sleeve. “Vision Hazy”, the title track from this latest EP, paints a somber picture as he reminisces about the loss of a close friend and the pain that comes with it. The video for “Vision Hazy” uses old relics to represent the past along with clips of youthful innocence, as a reminder that although loss is tragic, this person clearly had a huge impact on his life. Coming to us from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Witchsister are an all-female rock band here to prove that they have what it takes to rock out and melt faces. Taking after bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine, and Primus, Witchsister rock hard and have something to say. “Cat Called”, their latest single, brings attention to the badgering and ignorance that women in the music industry face, and the video brings this to life on a night out on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. That’s our list of HIP Picks for the week! What videos have you been enjoying lately? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!