Exclusive: East Cameron Folkcore Premiere Music Video for “Salinger Is Dead”
Today, Revolvermag.com brings you the exclusive premiere of a new music video by East Cameron Folkcore, a raucous, 11-piece orchestral collective of folk, punk, country and blues musicians from Austin, Texas. The song, “Salinger Is Dead,” is from the band’s new album, For Sale, which was released Tuesday, February 5.
For Sale is available on the band’s website as a pay-what-you-wish download, with the option to donate money to a list of charities chosen by the band.
The band began as a recording experiment in 2008 by Jesse Moore and Jon Pettis, who at the time we’re playing in the grunge/blues band Bankrupt and the Borrowers. Searching for an outlet for the folkier side of his songwriting, Moore looked to his neighborhood, the East Cameron area of Northeast Austin (the band’s namesake), home to musicians from every genre, who he gathered for a recording session.
Three albums later, East Cameron Folkcore’s lineup has swelled to massive proportions. They perform with they guitars, trombone, mandolin, cello, banjo, harmonica, bass, percussion and backup singers on stage.
“There are quite a few political songs and themes on this record. We talked a lot about the state of the world we live in, and about the direness of the state of our situation,” Moore says. “It’s only going to be through coming together and taking care of each other that we will be able to survive and continue to live in this reality.”
The band will celebrate the release of For Sale with a hometown show in Austin at the Scottish Rite Theatre on February 8, where they’ll perform the album in its entirety along with a multimedia display of lighting, backdrops and visuals. They’re also playing at SXSW 2013.
The entire band is Jesse Moore (guitar, vocals), Blake Bernstein (guitar, vocals, trombone), Kristian Oubre (guitar), Eric Lopez (bass), Aaron Perez (drums), Phil Patterson (mandolin, vocals), Denis O’Donnell (banjo, vocals), Blue Mongean (harmonica, vocals), Mary Beth Widhalm (cello), Allen Dennard (vocals), April Perez (vocals).
For more about East Cameron Folkcore, and to download the new album, visit eastcameronfolkcore.com.