Stolen Jars shares “Kept” music video via Under The Radar
Stolen Jars released their album Kept last year, and today shares the music video for the album’s title track via Under The Radar.
Cody Fitzgerald of the band says this about how the video came to be: “Our friend Henry was co-directing a short film called “Theodora,” he sent us the script and we all agreed that it fit really well with the themes of “Kept.” The song is about trying to slow down and stop daydreaming, and the video is a daydream about slowing down, taking time, and spending the day making something for a friend. The short film is now making some rounds at festivals and we are super excited that Henry and everyone at Slater Hall shared this project with us.”
Directed by Henry Chaisson & Travis Bogosian
Written by Tess Carroll
Produced by Mike Makowsky
Cinematography by Cory Zapatka
Sound by Reece Miller
Production Design by T.V. Alexander
1st A.C.: Ian Garrity
2nd A.C.: Stephen Flaherty
Gaffer: Ashton Agbomenou
Key Grip: Zaid Aftisse
PAs: Gabrielly Ansah, Lia McCaffrey, Max Novick, Esther Park, Julian Pinto
Stolen Jars is the indie music project of Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund. Inspired by acts as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, and Dirty Projectors, the music is a vibrant mixture of looping intricate guitar lines and floating melodies all brought to life by a live band featuring Elena Juliano, Connor McGuigan, Matt Marsico and Tristan Rodman.
Fitzgerald and Grund are building off the success of Stolen Jars’ self-titled album released in 2011. The single off that album, “Driving,” was featured in an international Apple iPad commercial. Their sophomore album Kept is decidedly more ambitious. Fitzgerald composed and layered tracks in his bedroom, tinkering to ensure precision. He and Grund then worked together to build vocal melodies around the tracks.
When premiering, “Folded Out,” the first single from Kept, Wondering Sound wrote, “Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund’s voices spiral and intertwine . . . flutes dart like fireflies, strings swoop down – what started modest and pretty becomes mighty and bold and imposing.” After the other single releases more music bloggers, including Stereogum, The Wild Magazine, and Gold Flake Paint, enthusiastically agreed, describing the music, as “addictively vibrant,” “sweetly supple,” “grand, an anthem.” The album was mixed by Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof, WHY?) and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem).
Over the course of the last year, Stolen Jars has been performing regularly in the Northeast, including shows with Sofar Sounds, at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and at Brandeis College’s Springfest where they opened for St. Lucia, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Jessie J. In addition, Fitzgerald has been working as a film composer on features such as The Rewrite (2015) and Hard Sell (2015).
Street Date: Aug. 28, 2015
3. Another November
5. Wreaths Rakes
6. Still – He held us, covered.
7. Bright Red
8. Folded Out
9. For Dan