Thursday, January 29
Hawnay Troof "Front My Hope" video premiere, Mai Shi remix, tours and more!
2008 proved to be a landmark year for Hawnay Troof. “Connection”, stand-out track on the super-charged 2008 album Islands Of Ayle (Southern) beat out Bjork as the #2 Indie Video of the Year on MTV2 and became the #1 Video on MTVU. Hawnay Troof was also one of the biggest show stealers at this years Parklife Festival in Australia – so much so that his slot was moved to playing right before Parklife’s headliner, Peaches!
But 2008 wasn’t all that easy going. HT’s rental car was taken by police in Arizona and he came close to death while driving alone through an ice storm. There were also dog bites, broken down planes, and stitches. We’re pretty sure all this means is that 2009 will be crazy too.
Now we are proud to announce the video premiere for “Front My Hope”! Directed by Vice Cooler, during one of his six days off during his four month world tour, the video stars Cooler as a roman elite being backed up by three of the bay areas biggest personalities: party blogger Manjari Doxey (as a guitar playing squirrel), RVCA big wig Jen Snyder (as a panda shredder), and local lunatic Rory Rabut (as an angry, skating, sax playing snowman). It was filmed the same day that he directed the Deerhoof "Offend Maggie" video.
Be sure to also check out the Mae Shi's remix of “Front My Hope”, Hawnay Troof’s new club remix for Ssion, and HT’s laugh out loud 2008 tour summary. Cooler also has art currently showcasing and for sale in the “Melt Yo’ Face Off!” exhibit at the Kaleid Gallery in San Jose, California.
The lovable Vice Cooler aka Hawnay Troof is on tour in the US of A with High Places, Telepathe, + Matt And Kim, the dates can be found on HT's myspace.
Pump it up!