Directed by Tristan Seniuk, “Gone Again” is a short film based on Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s sophomore album, “Where the Messengers Meet.” It is a stunningly beautiful work shot on the Olympic Peninsula during a three day stay. You can hear MSHVB’s “Gone Again” and “Cadence” featured in the film. After an extended break from touring, MSHVB comes back to the spotlight with their first live show on April 5 at Neumos. You can purchase tickets HERE.
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is performing at the Noise for the Needy Festival in Seattle this Saturday June 12 at The Vera Project. Yesterday morning lead singer Benjamin Verdoes made an appearance on New Day NW the local morning news talk show on Seattle’s King 5. Watch above, as Ben does a beautiful solo version of “At Night” from their most recent record Where The Messengers Meet as well as sitting down and talking about the band and festival. MSHVB’s drummer Marshall Verdoes also makes an appearance on the show, looking pretty slick in a nice blazer. In addition to Noise for the Needy you can also catch MSHVB live this Friday June 11 at the Floyd Norgaard Historic Center in Stanwood, WA.
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s new video for “Leaving Trails” is a dark and twisting tale that unfolds like a nightmare version of a backyard barbeque. The band members follow an ever turning camera, schizophrenically splitting into multiples of themselves, while random people and ghostly objects come and go. It has the effect of a David Lynch project, where a proper narrative remains elusive, but enough space is left to allow your mind to connect things in its own way. The video was directed by the That Go team, Noel Paul and Stefan Moore. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band open for Dismemberment Plan at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle tomorrow (Saturday March 12), go check em out.
Art Zone, The Seattle Channel’s weekly show hosted by Nancy Guppy, that focuses on “Seattle’s fabulous creative scene, with fresh highlights from local arts, entertainment, and cultural happenings” will feature a performance by Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, featuring songs from their new album Where The Messengers Meet tonight. If you are in the Seattle viewing area you can catch the broadcast on Seattle Channel 21 at 8pm (PST) tonight. The show will also air on KCTS in Seattle on Sunday at 11pm, 5am on Monday, and 1:30pm next Thursday. If you are not in the Seattle-area you can still tune-in to Art Zone’s online stream HERE, and click on the “Watch Live” button on the upper right of the screen.
In other news, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s Traci Eggelston stars in the new music video for recent tour mates Portugal, The Man for their song “Guns and Dogs.” Check it out HERE. You can catch Mt. St. Helens live at The Crocodile in Seattle November 26, and they’ll be doing a run of West Coast dates starting December 3. Full dates below.
12/03 Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
12/04 Salem, OR- IKE BOX w/ The Globes
12/06 San Francisco, CA- Rickshaw Stop
12/08 Los Angeles, CA- The Echo w/ The Globes
12/09 San Diego, CA- Casbah
12/11 Santa Barbara, CA- Muddy Waters w/ The Globes
12/12 Santa Cruz, CA- The Crepe Place w/ The Globes
Next week Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band kick off a six week national tour in support of their new album Where The Messengers Meet. During the tour Mt St Helens will perform alongside David Bazan, Dead Confederate, and Portugal, The Man. Last week the band celebrated the release of their new album with a free show at the Mural Ampitheatre in Seattle. The show wrapped up KEXP’s summer concert series at the mural and boasted the largest crowd of the season. The fine folks at KEXP captured the show on video and you can check out Mt St Helens performing “En Fuego” from their self-titled debut above. You can find more photos from the Mural concert HERE. You can also stream a recording of the performance at the KEXP website HERE. Check out the tour dates below and find out when Mt St Helens Vietnam Band will be in your neck of the woods.
09/08/10Spokane, WA -- Empyrean Coffee House w/ David Bazan 09/10/10Boise, ID -- Neurolux w/ David Bazan 09/11/10Salt Lake City, UT -- Urban Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/12/10Denver, CO -- Larimer Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/14/10Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room w/ David Bazan 09/15/10Columbia, MO -- Mojo’s w/ David Bazan 09/16/10Chicago, IL -- Empty Bottle 09/17/10Toledo, OH -- Mickey Finns Pubb 09/18/10Toronto, ON -- The Drake Hotel 09/21/10Philadelpia, PA -- Johnny Brenda’s 09/23/10Akron, OH -- Musica w/ Dead Confederate 09/24/10Pittsburgh, PA -- Rex Theatre w/ Dead Confederate 09/28/10Brooklyn, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dead Confederate 09/29/10Washington, DC -- Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Dead Confederate 09/30/10Carrboro, NC -- Cat’s Cradle w/ Dead Confederate 10/01/10Charlotte, NC -- Snug Harbor w/ Dead Confederate 10/05/10Urbana, IL -- Canopy Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/07/10Fayetville, AR -- George’s Majestic Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/08/10Fort Worth, TX -- Aaardvark 10/09/10Austin, TX -- The Mohawk 10/11/10Houston, TX -- Fitzgerald’s 10/14/10Birmingham, AL -- WorkPlay Soundstage w/ Portugal. The Man 10/15/10Athens, GA -- 40 Watt Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/16/10Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel w/ Portugal. The Man 10/17/10Nashville, TN -- Mercy Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/20/10Lawrence, KS -- Bottleneck