Last Thursday night Halifax’s RICH AUCOIN brought his infectious brand of indie-electronic-pop-rock to Lee’s Palace here in Toronto. Somehow, we missed the show that night but we’ve seen Rich before, so we know for sure that everyone had an amazing time.
A few days prior to the gig, he dropped a video for his rather catchy number Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E. on the masses – check it out in the embed below if you know what’s good for you. Here is what Rich had to say about the clip:
“The idea for this video was to do a re-telling of Brian Wilson’s extraordinary life so far and homage as many milestones as we could in the 4mins of the song’s duration as we could. We started the story out in Brian’s bedroom in Hawthorne practicing vocals along to the radio to the recordings of The Four Freshmen (see posters in the background!) with his brothers. Then we quickly see the Candix recording studio before its collapse, making way for the Capitol Records signing. After being photographed with a surfboard and lead onto Ed Sullivan, we see them recording, posing for the Pet Sounds cover and being bombarded with fame until collapsing under it and the making of SMiLE’s pressure. After escaping from bed, we see Brian’s progression back to health and to finishing his opus. This was all made out of love and respect for a man and his music who have given so much to everyone. THANKS BRIAN!”
RICH AUCOIN is currently on tour in the U.S. – check out the dates at the website link above.
David Marskell is the co-host/producer and founding father of The Indie Machine. When he is not working at The iM, he books bands at "Baltic Avenue" in downtown Toronto. He has strong feelings for mixtapes and enjoys laying down a good DJ set now and again. One day he hopes to make a living from the music industry... he also hopes to meet Tom Selleck.