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Sonically, Chrome Canyon is a tripped out electric-pop mixture of epic sounds and dynamic rhythms. The blend of live instrumentation and synth is what makes his tunes so deliriously infectious. But in addition to his aural catalogue, Chrome Canyon has been amassing a dynamic video library for his debut full-length album, Elemental Themes (released on Stones Throw).
‘Generations’ is one of Chrome Canyon’s first music video offerings from his upcoming LP. It’s a short film directed by Ace Norton, with editing help from Chrome Canyon depicting images both bleak and beautiful. A couple, Lee Dysinger and Amanda Wells, are at odds in the suite of an LA hotel, driven apart by what seems to be a divide of generations. The short culminates in a parking garage under the headlights of a car as the heroine dances her ballet, pleading to the lights, slamming her body against the concrete walls of the parking structure until she collapses.
In putting as much attention into his visuals as he does his music, Chrome Canyon is a focused assault on all of your senses. If you partake in mood altering substances you’ll feel right at home with this band’s transcendent feel. And if that’s not your thing, go see him live and tell me you don’t feel tripped out by the end of their set.
Arshan Sadri is the Channel Manager at Brooklyn based, INDMUSIC, YouTube’s largest music Network. He got his start booking comedy and music at the University of Maryland. On weekends he refuses to travel above 14th street, likes to run, and plays in two bands that are just ok.
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