No, by "Local MTV," we don't mean some new reality show featuring pregnant 16-year-olds entering rehab for their crack addiction, hoarding and narrow interior design skills. That "M" once stood for music (or so we're told) and today we are offering you a look at a couple of local musical acts that recently produced music videos — Dance Rock band Walk the Moon and Hip Hop's Trademark Aaron. Like audio recordings, it's become easier to make quality films (and music videos) with little money, as these clips show. —-
Last month, Walk the Moon released the superb full-length i want! i want!, the best representation of the group's highly melodic, highly danceable Art Pop sound to date. At the release party, WtM debuted this clip for the lush, dramatic single "Anna Sun." The clip was directed and produced by Patrick Meier and Contrast Productions.
Trademark Aaron (pictured) released his eclectic and strong album Make Room earlier this year as well. The young, gifted MC from Northern Kentucky shows his range on the new single "Yeahman," a creeping, jazzy slow jam. Aaron says the title comes from the "aloha"-like greeting "Yeah man," used amongst his friends and he calls the track a "celebration" of "enjoying life and having a good time." The video was created with Home Run Productions. If you like what you hear, hit up the MC's Web site here for a bunch of free tracks.