It goes without saying that I think the Sparta Philharmonic's new album, (Trans)migratory Birds, is fantastic. It's an album brimming with pure passion and raw emotion, built by two brothers intently focused on producing the most honest music that they are capable of making. Every fiber of their being, every bit of themselves that they can offer, goes into their music, because, at its core, the Sparta Philharmonic is incredibly sincere and centered around heart.
The band just released the video for album single "Everywhere At Once, And Nowhere To Go," which, if I'm not mistaken, is the first music video they've ever made. The piece features footage of the Bortnichak brothers playing in a variety of settings, all interspersed with an eclectic collection of images and clips, from quick shots of everything from a ballet class to city streets to artwork. It's all sewn together with vibrant blurs and streaks of light, helping to capture the spirited and somewhat tumultuous character of the song. In a way, it's almost like a mixtape of images that are, for one reason or another, tied to the song, or at the very least, the band. And for those that needed proof of how hard they play, there are also a few close-up shots of singer/cellist/guitarist Greg's blood-stained Fender Jazzmaster guitar.
BUY: (Trans)migratory Birds is out now on Atlas Records. You can pick it up on Amazon, Amazon MP3, or iTunes.
EDIT: The video was directed by Evan Cohen (www.evancohenfilm.com), with cinematography by Chris Cortez.