Helms Alee's debut video for the track "8/16", off of 2011's year-end ranking album Weatherhead, premieres today exclusively on VEVO!
Shot on location in the band's Northwest homelands of Seattle and Tacoma, "8/16" represents months of preparation, production and now successful completion thanks to die-hard Helms Alee fans who supported the entire process via the project's Kickstarter campaign. Masterminded and executed by animator/director Andrew James Cox (whose previous credits include Torche's "UFO" clip), the video is in homage to the cult 90s MTV series Beavis and Butthead, and the videos that they parodied at the time. The live-action spoofs feature the three members of Helms Alee (otherwise animated like Beavis and Butthead) recreating classic music videos of that era.
video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmcX97Y3vE4
"8/16" comes from Helms Alee's second full length album Weatherhead. Produced by Matt Bayles in the winter of 2011, and released the following July, Weatherhead finds the band expanding on what AVClub calls 'impossibly catchy heaviness'. Tours with Torche, Big Business, Boris and Minus the Bear have helped the band, and now Weatherhead, put grunge right back on the map.
The girls and boy of Helms Alee will be on tour this March with fellow Northwest resident, Thrones:
03/03 Bellingham, WA @ Jinx Art Space w/ Sloths, Tearamanapart
03/31 Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern w/ Thrones
04/01 Vancouver, BC @ Iron Roads Studio w/ Thrones
04/03 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown w/ Thrones
04/05 Arcata, CA @ Alibi w/ Thrones
04/06 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Thrones