Thursday, April 25, 2013

Let's Go South of France


It's been a couple weeks in the making, but we wanted to share some cool news regarding our movie. You know, the movie we're making. One of our primary goals as producers is to make it as amazing as possible (in other words, not suck), and one thing we definitely didn't want to skimp on was music.

So meet South of France. They're one of our favorite local Indie bands, and believe it or not, they're going to be helping us with the soundtrack for Slim's movie. Thanks to their unique brand of Indie noise rock/surfer rock, with its peppy guitar riffs, a mixture of silky smooth male vocals and light, airy female vocals, and lyrics that tend to be a little dark, we felt their music would be perfect to capture the upbeat and yet often grim tale of Slim Dyson's life.

Matt (drummer), Kelly (singer/keyboard), Jeff (singer, guitar, epic mustache)
Jeff, the frontman, is also a producer at Coupe Studios in Boulder, so in addition to featuring some killer music from his band, Jeff wants to score some original music just for the movie. How cool is that?

Sure, it's "cute" when they collaborate like this, but when the two of us do it it's "gross" and "awkward."
So needless to say, the past couple weeks have been crazy. We've spent some time with Jeff and the band, and we've also learned a lot about the music world. Like how we know absolutely nothing about it. But if we can offer you one tip, it's never to touch the band's equipment if you don't know what you're doing. Even if you're trying to be helpful, it can only end poorly.









So in other words, we're thankful we don't have to do this whole music thing ourselves, and we're extremely grateful to have Jeff working with us to create a killer soundtrack for this movie.

Stay tuned for more movie updates as they come, and in the meanwhile, go check out South of France. Seriously, they fucking rock.


South of France Facebook
Another Boring Sunrise at iTunes

Cheers and stay classy, folks,

-B&B

Music: Isn't this obvious by now?
Beer: Old Style (Living like a literary rockstar ain't cheap, guys)

Gregg (our director), Bryan, and Jeff

Bryan: smiling because he has no idea what the hell he's looking at

53 comments:

  1. This is really awesome! I didn't know about the movie thing, I haven't been on the blog for 3 weeks or so.

    Congrats on the movie :D And thanks for introducing us to an awesome band.

    And if you guys want to take photos of each other in bed together, it's okay, we won't judge you.

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    1. Sure, you won't judge us, but I have a feeling our significant others will.

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  2. This progress is so exciting! Can't wait to see the preview!

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  3. Congrats! Wow, you guys are scaring me. What next? I camp out for three days in front of movie theatre and collect all Bryan and Brandon bobble heads?
    And the other post where Brandon is "Slim Dyson - THE homeless" - he looks like a Prince/CEO - not the "made of flour" Zuckerberg CEO but Prince William kind.

    Shouldnt he be with pirate teeth and American Idol Sanjaya hairdo?

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  4. That drummer boy called you "YOKO" and you are talking about taking pictures with Brandon, can this anyway be undone? I need an Ctrl+Z for this whole thing.

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    1. If you heard Yoko's breathtaking rendition of Katy Perry's "Fireworks" you wouldn't be so quick to judge.

      Yoko Ono - Fireworks

      You need a lot less Ctrl+Z in your life and lot more Ctrl+C Ctrl+V, if you get what I'm saying. Because I don't.

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    2. My morning is officially ruined thanks to you.
      I think NRA's next slogan "we don't ban Yoko why ban guns?"

      And I got what you said , see I speak "geek" too. And I can't live without CTRL+c and ctrl+v that is called coding, artists can't do that, that would be called plagiarism.

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  5. It might not be so gross and awkward if you try doing it without the cameras. When I do it without a camera there...well, never mind, it's always gross and awkward.

    This is really exciting. Music is much more important than people give it credit for. Looks like you got the perfect, fun group for your movie. Congrats!

    xoRobyn

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  6. It's pretty awesome you were able to score a band to do the track. You're helping out an indie band at the same time as an indie film maker and over all this little project is going to do wonders for the indie world. I sound like such a hipster now. Anyway, it does make me look forward to the whole thing a lot more, and hopefully you didn't actually damage their instruments.

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  7. Awesome that you have friends in the music biz (well...to have friends in general) to help you on your movie. You might want to keep your hands away from their equipment though. Nothing breaks up a friendship quicker than inappropriate touching.

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  8. Best of luck with the movie! I know nothing about music either, (not even how to read it) but I do love to listen to lots of it. All kinds. The South of France, has a great sound. I like it!!

    And bonus points go to the front man for the epic mustache!

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  9. Can't wait to see this epic movie of awesomeness! And id my eyes deceive me...I could've sworn I just seen a comment from Mama C! The dead shall rise once more...and I will too. Someday. Soon. Maybe. Probably not.

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    1. Hey Dan,
      I believe in rebirth(maybe a new blog), not all those rise from dead could become "" I am sure I would raise as a zombie so no plans to raise anytime soon :)

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  10. That's right, never touch a musician's guitar. That's grounds for murder.
    Cool they're helping with the score! Sounds like the movie will rock. Literally.

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  11. This is pretty damn exciting, and the music is pretty damn good. Is this going to be airing at film festivals and such?

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    1. Yep, we're going to be submitting this to film festivals when it's done, and not just playing this on repeat for our parents while saying, "See? We accomplished something with our lives!"

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  12. Music is a huge part of any movie, it can make it suck or be great. These guys sure sound like they'll do the trick for it. You could also always put a mannequin between the two of you, would that be more awkward? lol

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    1. I smell a remake of the movie "Mannequin," but this time with a much needed love triangle. Spoiler alert: the movie ends when we play tug-of-war and rip both of her arms off.

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  13. Yeah, don't touch their junk, man! Musicians hate it when you touch their junk.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  14. How very exciting. You guys are so cutting edge!

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  15. Wow! I am impressed and excited for you!

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  16. How cool isn't that! So very awesome to have a great band collaborating with you :) - can't wait to see the outcome! Good luck with it all :)!

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  17. It's really good that you guys have now got some help by some awesome guys to help with the movie project. Personally I checked out this song and absolutely loved it, honestly these guys have the sound that everybody loves the heck out of in the United Kingdom right now, seriously this stuff is just perfect, they should send out their music to Radio One over here, they'd eat this up, it's just amazing music.

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  18. Wow they're pretty good! It's got the perfect sound by what I'm hearing so far.. and I'm really digging them. I kinda don't want to write about them in case I say anything mean and it turns out they explode into the world after a movie. So scary.

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  19. I love hearing stories like this one. Two Indies from different arts working together. You guys are on your way to a very successful career. Congratulations and enjoy being part of yet another creative process.

    As for South of France, I really like their sound. It's unique and I bought the track.

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  20. Yeah, that seems like a good fit for Slim.
    And, um, I'm so close to being finished reading it.

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  22. Ummmm...Neither one of you are allowed within 100 yards of my guitar. Oh the humanity!

    Oh, and I liked the song. Very catchy. :)

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  23. Remind me never to bring anything mechanical with me should I ever have the opportunity to meet you guys.

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  24. Hahaha! Bryan: I'm just going to stand back here and smile and nod! They could tell me that the synthesizer needs to be tuned by putting it up my ass and I would be okay with that!

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  25. The song you posted here sounds great. I like it. Too bad I only listen to music that sounds like a car crash played backwards on a loop with deafening bass...and Abba, of course. They are incredibly awesome to lend you their considerable talents for this movie, that's incredible. I assume they're getting back end points (I don't know what that means but heard it said by Hollywood types once).

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  26. If you ever need a wicked triangle player I'm here. I got at least 20 mins experience in 2nd grade before the bell rang.

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  27. How awesome! They have a great sound. I am excited to hear them in the movie. I am just excited for this movie!

    Love that picture of you smiling, Bryan. You look like a little boy looking at his Christmas presents :)

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  28. What's that festival called? The one your parents host? I'd like to show some drawings, or maybe some spoken word poetry if they have any validation to spare.

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  29. How exciting! However, please don't wreck the band's instruments. Do you know how long it would take them to replace them? Yeesh.

    Missed you guys at conference! Thank you for the well wishes.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  30. You have a script and a soundtrack. I can already tell that its going to be the best movie ever. You have the two most important concepts covered.

    I am really excited to see it though. I never thought I would end up being able to say that I (kind of) know movie stars. How cool is that?

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  31. I cannot wait! And hey, you two should collaborate in bed like that. I'd watch ;)

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  32. Very nice! I love the sound. And so exciting- a movie and a score...Should be great!

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  33. I can't make music either so I know the feeling. :(

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  34. when in doubt just nod and smile...also that mustache, is it real or just glued on?

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  35. Fell off a cliff yesterday and drank a few too many margaritas last night. SOOOOOO, I'm playing catch up early this morning before I've got to run out the door and like a fool (note the margaritas) I click on that YOKO carp in the comment box. Thank you very much, cause now I'm ruined for another day.

    But that's all besides the point, I think. This is a great sound for Slim. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you. Remember I want those front row tickets, we talked about back on my blog of long ago. Knew you could do it, knew it, knew it, knew it.

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  36. Yeah never touch their instruments, if you won't to keep all of yours attatched

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  37. Congrats on the movie! I've always been under the impression that hitting instruments with a tuning fork is the way to get them to sound properly once again.

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  38. And to think we can all look back and say we knew you before you had your good will hunting moment.

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  39. That song is pretty awesome. And I should know. I've been in several indie bands, including several that no one has ever heard of.

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  40. I like the song! Good to hear things are shaping up!

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  41. You're right, they are an outstanding band! I went and checked them out on Youtube and they rock. This movie is really coming together for you guys. I'm excited!!!

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  42. That is freaking amazing! Congrats on landing an awesome band, guys. I love the song you embedded. Such glamorous rockstar lives you guys are living. Obviously making a movie and hanging with bands means you are poppin' cyrstal and bathing in diamonds, right? ;)

    I can't wait for the finished product and kudos for picking an indie band.

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  43. That's great fellas. Must be really exciting, and I'm not referring to that cute pic. ;)

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  44. Yay - supporting local indie bands... Bound to be the best. Soundtrack. Ever. :)

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  45. This is all so very very exciting.

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