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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Amazing Local Video Alert: Jascha Hoffman's Dreamily Illustrated "Some Hungry Guy"

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Stills from the "Some Hungry Guy" video.
  • Stills from the "Some Hungry Guy" video.

Experimental animation is always ripe territory for a music video, as S.F. indie-pop songwriter Jascha Hoffman demonstrates with his new clip for "Some Hungry Guy." The video, directed by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, uses art from the Winsor McCay's century-old Sunday comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland to illustrate this quiet, dreamy song. Hoffman's face is cleverly inserted throughout the clip, showing him dangling from tall buildings, lying in bed, and getting whisked off to the moon by what appears to be an angel. Basically, he's a little boy making his way through all sorts of disasters and cataclysms. It's an interesting concept well-executed, and suits the childlike innocence in Hoffman's voice and the delicate song perfectly. Check it out after the jump.

You can download "Some Hungry Guy" for free here.

Hoffman performs Monday, Aug. 15, at the Bazaar Cafe. His debut album, A Cure for Sleep, is out now, and his new album, The Future Limited, will be released in November.


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