//AMISTAD// RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONQUER
CONQUER IS ONE OF 30 WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY OF STORYHIVE – VOTING FOR NEXT ROUND OPEN NOW
Toronto, ON – July 25, 2017 – Two characters – a young boy and a middle-aged man – are unknowingly connected in their pursuit of self-fulfillment. This is the story that unfolds in the brand new music video from Vernon, BC’s //AMISTAD// for their infectious new single, Conquer. The captivating drawings and animation for the video were created by Pascaline Lefebvre with the computer programmed animation by Guillaume Pelletier-Auger.
“We definitely knew we wanted an animated video, not only because we love animation but we also wanted to give our Talk Peace To A Wolf video series some variety and animation was the answer,” comments //AMISTAD// drummer, Carson Bassett. “Finding an animator was a challenge in itself, but when we came across Pascaline's work we knew it was the perfect fit for Conquer. We had the same concept, and she loved the colours. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.“
The video for Conquer was voted in as one of the 30 winners in this year’s music video category of Storyhive – a community-powered funding program from Telus that gives production grants and distribution opportunities to local creative talent in Western Canada. Winners are decided by community vote, with the next round of voting open now.
If you had seen //AMISTAD// perform when they started back in grade school, you knew that it wasn’t just for fun. Now 18 and 19 years old, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC continues to amaze with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge.
Lead singer, Aidan Andrews, formed the band with the twin brother rhythm section consisting of Nolan and Carson Bassett back in 2010. Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards round off the rest of //AMISTAD//. All of them multi-instrumentalists, serious athletes with honour roll smarts that have made them the toast of the town.
Their 2016 EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on iTunes / Apple Music and Spotify.
UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
September 16 – Edmonton, AB – BreakOut West - The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Breakout West
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night, Bardot
*dates in Ontario, New York, and more to be announced soon!
“Our new favourite band!” – CBC Radio West
“The sonic blend of sound is luminous, a tastefully considered soundscape that flows from evocative sources.” – Vernon Morning Star
//AMISTAD// is: Nolan Bassett (bass/vocals/trumpet), Eli Garlick (guitar, violin, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums, percussion), Craig Matterson (piano, keyboards, vocals), Aidan Andrews (lead vocals, guitar, keys, ukulele)
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