Home Video

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Collin Ruffino and David Gross are the two behind Home Video, they met in high-school, started making music under their current band name in 2003. They made Rolling Stone’s “Artist to Watch” list in 2005 and just released their full length debut in the U.S. on Oct. 3rd.

I am impressed, their slow dreamy vocals are driven by steady beats and melodic guitars, which swept me into another world.
They mentioned some influences on their myspace, such as Brian Eno, Björk, NIN and The Cocteau Twins…But I also think Radiohead should be added to this list, if I entered Radiohead into Pandora I definetly think Home Video should come up (so Pandora, I hope you are taking notes)

It has been a trying day…I look forward to bed.


Home Video, Sleep Sweet (mp3 expired)
Home Video, Melon (mp3 expired)

Album available here

Also it’s Tuesday (or was Tuesday) and that means there is a new
Contrast Podcast. This weeks theme, “Songs with a political message”
It is a great podcast, a must listen indeed.


4 Responses to “Home Video”

  1. drainpip on October 4th, 2006 7:17 am

    I really, really like this selection. The voice works perfect with their music, it all melds together into a soup of goodness.

  2. Mentok the Mind-taker on October 4th, 2006 9:17 am

    Nice tunes as always, but wow was that Pandora link ever great. I had never heard of them before. A great service.

    What is it with musicians and myspace accounts? Why do they all gravitate to that end of the blogiverse?

  3. Rachel on October 4th, 2006 8:58 pm

    I am pleased that you both enjoyed Home Video (Shane, they are going to be at the Getty this month).

    The whole album is awesome.

    Mentok, Pandora is good shits indeed. They have introduced me to the likes of Tanakh, Talkdemonic among a few others…Also it is nice to just sit back and listen. :)

    As for the bands and their myspace obsession…I think it is beneficial sometimes…
    I have discovered a few bands there and I know coxon over at To Die By Your Side has found some diamonds in the rough as well.

    But generally it is not as helpful as it could be for many reasons, but it does do a good job of networking so there is always that. ;)

  4. Mentok the Mind-taker on October 5th, 2006 10:57 am

    Oh, I’m not disputing the value of bands using blogs to network and promote themselves. I’m just wondering why it seems predominantly to be those fugly myspace pages rather than blogger, wordpad or others.

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