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FILM GALLERY

IF YOU FALL APART - MUSIC VIDEO

Directed by Jake Burgess at Cardboard Robot Visuals

Written and produced by Jake Allen

Painting a vivid picture of an artist's birth, development and dismantling, If You Fall Apart is a modern day Faustian tale.

"Early into the song's genesis, I could see this cinematic play in my head. The storyline in the video ended up being an inversion of the storyline in the song. This is the 'falling apart' so to speak and the lyrics are from the perspective of the girl."

Recorded live at Infinite Balance Studios (Jake Allen's recording space), a new incarnation of the Jake Allen Band performs one of the deeper cuts from the Deviant Motions record.

 

"Lascivious is one of my particular favorite pieces from Deviant Motions. A musical quilt dealing in a struggles with animalistic neuroses and the hopes of escaping them."

Band: Drums: Travis Aukerman, Bass: TJ Rankin

Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals: Jake Allen, Keyboards, Sampling, Vocals: Lexi Bondar, Electric Guitar: Elden Kelly

Directed by Jake Burgess

LASCIVIOUS - LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE BY THE FULL BAND

TAPPY THANG - LIVE SOLO PERFORMANCE

Recorded live at Bell's in Kalamazoo, MI, this performance of Tappy Thang was captured during Jake's year touring with The Accidentals. 

The song is a staple of Jake Allen's early acoustic efforts. Employing a two hands on the neck percussive approach, the song showcases the beginning of Allen's experimentation with modern fingerstyle guitar, a niche genre introduced by Michael Hedges in the 1980's and preserved by modern day players like Andy McKee and Antoine Dufuor. The original recording of Tappy Thang lives amongst a collection of acoustic driven songs on 2009's SleEP record.

Captured by Charles Steen and Tom Gunnels

THE RANSOM - LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE BY THE FULL BAND

This live performance taken from 2012's "The Hollow Sound of Melody" DVD, was captured at Halo Horn studios in Traverse City, MI. This Etherica era live staple is performed by a seven piece band. The song utilizes atmospheric effects, clustered harmonies and brooding guitar lines, shepherding listeners to the bottom of the etheric rabbit hole.  

Band: Drums: Nick Hohn, Bass: TJ Rankin, Guitar, Vocals: Jacob Filarski, Guitar, Vocals: Jake Allen, Vocals: Sarah Colclasure, Vocals: Penny Jean, Tambourine, Vocals,: Adam Hoppe

Directed by John Curtis

SAVE ME (GOTYE COVER) - LIVE SOLO PERFORMANCE

Another live solo performance in Kalamazoo, MI showcasing live looping. The act of recording one's self on stage and playing it back on loop. Then recording more layers in the same manner.

The song is from the artist Gotye who is most known for his viral hit song "Somebody I Used to Know."

 

"I started looping live because I missed playing with a band. It kind of supplemented a bit of that appeal. Then it turned into an appeal of it's own... another tool in the box." 

Captured by Charles Steen and Tom Gunnels