Category Archives: Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band

Things are heating up..

We had an awesome couple shows in the past week at the Baltimore House in Hamilton and Clinton’s in Toronto. Ed set his guitar on fire at the Baltimore House and we managed to get it on video – you can see it here – 

Our new music video/single “Rise the Falling Sun” comes out on April 18, 2013 and there will also be a release show on April 18th at the Lyric Theatre in Hamilton. More details to follow. You can also catch us April 24 at Rancho Relaxo.

Thats all for now, were busy demoing for the new record. See ya soon. 

 

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Rise the Falling Sun – Single/Video Trailer

Rise the Falling Sun Trailer

To see a gallery of all the behind the scenes photos click here

Our first day of shooting was January 20th at the Baltimore House. We picked it because it is a great venue with a great aesthetic and vibe and just an all around cool space. Finding places to shoot was probably the most difficult thing we encountered in making the video because we needed places with enough space to fit the band and the crew and also give us a cool back drop to shoot against. Grant and Jimmy from the Batimore were super helpful in setting us up with a day they were closed so we were able to shoot uninterupted by patrons of the bar. Our pal Kevin is also a bartender there so we were able to get him to make an appearance in the video as well. We came up with an outline of a schedule for the night and a plan of all the shots we needed to get and then just systematically worked down the list, and even finished the shoot ahead of schedule.

Our second day of shooting was January 24th at Porcelain Records, a rad Hamilton recording studio with a great warm & vintage vibe set up in an old dance hall. The huge studio space features all wood flooring, exposed beams and high ceilings giving it a very cool look that suited the band and the video. We had the band set up in a circle basically in the centre of the studio and then just worked down the list of shots we needed making sure to have continuity between the earlier shots, clothing and set up of the first shoot at the Baltimore. Marcone & Steve from Porcelain were really helpful in finding the time to get us in the studio to shoot, and the space was very well laid out so it made for an easy set up and take down. After the performance shots were finished we filmed us coming inside the studio, turning on and setting up our gear as well as some exterior shots of the building, and again finished ahead of schedule.

Our final shots were finished up on a few select strees around downtown Hamilton to provide some extra footage for the transition between the two locations.

Were very happy to be able to preview of the new music to come. The music video and song will both be released in April. In the mean time we have lots of exciting things going on, we are working to start recording the rest of the tracks for our new album. We also have a little project coming together with our pals in Beard. Stay tuned for more details.

And well see you at our 2 upcoming back to back shows:
March 12th at the Batimore House in Hamilton
March 13 at Clintons in Toronto

peace

Get Stoked – new stuff on the waaaayyyyy!

The trailer for our new music video and single goes up tomorrow night. We’ve got a new record on the way that we are working on and have also been making some plans with our pals in the blues-due “Beard”. Will post more info tomorrow! Peace

Music Video, Radio Interview, Reviews and More!!!!

Last week we wrapped shooting the music video for our new tune “Rise the Falling Sun”, the single and video will be released in early spring in partnership with Cobalt Connects, a Hamilton based arts organization that gave us a $1000 grant to work on the video. All video shooting & editing will be handled by our pal James Maunder at http://www.thestreetfolk.com

We also did an interview with the Topless Burrito Bar on http://www.party934.com / 94.9FM out of Hudson Valley, New York. You can stream/download the podcast here http://www.toplessburritobar.com/2013/02/02/billy-blockers-envy-2-2-13/

We will have some behind the scenes photo and video going up on the site soon, but for now you can check out a bunch of photos on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thesecondhandband.

Heres a couple links to a review of the Telephone EP from Velvet Rope Magazine out of Guelph http://issuu.com/velvetrope/docs/vrguelphissue2?mode=window and some radio chart activity on 99.1FM out of Windsor/Detroit http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/cjam.cfm?intChartTypeID=7

Peace,

Guitar on Fire, Music Video and New Music

Greetings from Second Hand Band Land

We had a smokin’ weekend playing at Homegrown Hamilton with our blues brothers Beard. We played some new songs, and Ed walked outside of bar with his 50 ft guitar cord and set his guitar on fire and then played a solo, all in all a pretty heavy night.

We also spent a few nights last week shooting our music video for our new tune “Rise the Falling Sun”, our friends from Cobalt Connects who supplied us with the grant to make the video were also on hand helping out. We shoot at the Baltimore House and Porcelain Records, both in Hamilton and we will be posting some behind the scenes photo/video soon.

Were also done recording “Rise the Falling Sun” and are working on a bunch of new tunes still for the full length due out later this year.

Check us out on facebook for more info/updates/ect www.facebook.com/thesecondhandband

peace!

Recording a single, shooting a new music video

We’re almost done recording our new song “Rise the Falling Sun”, going in tonight to track Ed’s solo and then were recording vocals on Saturday. Were also starting to shoot the music video over the weekend and finishing shooting hopefully next week. This weekend will we start the shooting at the Baltimore House, and next week at Porcelain Records. We hope to post some “behind the scenes” photos along the way so stay tuned.

pete

Music Video Grant & Full Length on the way!!

Hey Everybody!

We got some awesome news yesterday that we are one of the 4 reciepeients of the Cobalt Connects Music Video Grant for $1000, we partnered with our friend and videographer James Maunder in our application, and it will feature a song of the Telephone EP.

We also had a meeting last week with some very cool people who we are going to be working on a full length with. We have been at the jamspace every other day working on new material, we have about 18 songs in various stages of completion, that we will be adding to, and paring down by the time it comes to put them down on tape. We will have more news on this in the next couple weeks so stay tuned.

There is going to be a video blog coming your way sooner than later too!

 

peace

SHB