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Samo Sound Boy: Begging Please

From Stereogum:
“The emotional heft of Samo Sound Boy‘s Begging Please is jarring. Loosely based around Marvin Gaye’s paramount breakup record Here, My Dear, Sam Griesemer’s debut solo album (he is also half of DJ Dodger Stadium along with Jerome LOL; additionally, the pair also co-founded and run L.A.’s Body High label together) explores his own recent breakup in no uncertain terms. But this is an album that focuses on the entire process of falling in love; it’s an exercise in the holistic experience of meeting, infatuation, relating and dissolving. To help flesh out that concept, the album is accompanied by a trilogy of videos, for “Baby Don’t Stop”, “You Come For Me” and “What Can I Do”.

Griesemer elaborated on the process: “I made these three videos in L.A. with my friends Dan Pappas and Nathalie Love. (Dan directed them and Nathalie is the star. They are also a couple in real life.) The idea was to do a very simple and intimate series that would reflect the story of my album. Each video was entirely unscripted and filmed on Dan’s phone as a single continuous take. We filmed on a phone instead of a pro camera mostly because no one is going to bust you for not a having a permit that way, but also because it allowed for the background and locations to really come to life. I like these videos because everything going on in them is real. There was no set or crew or sound guy standing off camera. Just a real couple out in real places in the city.”

The final part of the trilogy is a slow motion shot of a girl breaking down in tears during a dinner date. If that sounds simple or flip, you’ve never been on either side of this table.”

Begging Please is out April 28 via Body High; stream it in full via FACT.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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