Written by Fense
It seems like everyone is doing the animation thing these days and here is yet another, this time by British artist Johnny Flynn (MySpace). I received Flynn’s EP Hong Kong Cemetery in the mail recently and then saw his recent album, A Larum (out now on Lost Highway Records) at Sonic Boom. “The Box” is the first track off A Larum and the final track on the EP.
The whole video isn’t animated, only select parts not featuring the band performing. Shots of the band are heavily altered with an old-time-y feel and, when animated, it’s through pencil sketches.
“The Box” initially reminded me of a less lewd, less drunk Keith John Adams and listening to a bit more of Flynn’s work this thought is confirmed. Where Adams is fit for a barroom romp, Flynn is better suited for a laid-back, relaxed tavern.
Flynn will be here in Seattle on October 1 for a performance at The Tractor Tavern and has several dates lined up across the states through the end of September. You can see his full tour schedule by scrolling past the video. I’ve also included an mp3 of “The Box” for your listening/downloading pleasure.
13 – Allston, MA – ICC Church
15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Side Chapel @ First Unitarian Church
18 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
20 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
23 – Englewood, CO – The Falcon
26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Cafe
28 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
30 – Portland, OR – Lola’s
1 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
3 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
4 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli