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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Premiere: Everyone Is Dirty Uses Found Footage To Create The Music Video For "Lost Thing"

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Everyone Is Dirty is a post-punk, garage quartet formed in 2013 by electric violinist Sivon Lioncub and guitarist Chris Daddio. The pair met in 2011 while Lioncub was in film school and their first project together was creating the soundtrack to one of her student films. 

The Oakland-based quartet — which also includes Tyler English (bass) and Tony Sales (drums) — released their debut album, Dying Is Fun in 2014. The title is a nod to Daddio's two-time battle with cancer, as a sort of victory, Lioncub says, for surviving the illness twice. 
But fate intervened soon after the album was released, dolling out a heavy dose of irony when Lioncub herself became deathly ill from antibiotics she had been taking to treat walking pneumonia. After finishing the full course of meds, Lioncub — who later found out she was allergic to the drug — had jaundice, hives, and was peeing "the color of Coca-Cola." 

Her liver and gall bladder were failing, it turned out, and she spent the next few months recovering in hospitals throughout the Bay Area. In retrospect, she says she does not regret titling the album Dying Is Fun, but that she did wonder "why I named it Dying Is Fun [and] contemplated whether dying was indeed fun and whether naming the album that caused my liver to fail." 

Fast-forward to today and Lioncub is healthy and out of the hospital. Last week, the quartet traveled to Boise, Idaho to play a show at Treefort Music Festival — they were scheduled to play there last year, but had to cancel when Lioncub fell ill. Their sophomore album is set to drop this October, but for now, the band is content with performing the material that they never got to perform in 2014/15. 

Today, All Shook Down is premiering the music video for "Lost Thing," a track off Everyone Is Dirty's debut album. Compared to the rest of the album — which is loud and energetic — "Lost Things" is a rather mellow and dreamy track, written by Lioncub while she was listening to David Bowie years before the band formed.

The video itself is comprised of found footage collected by Matt Robeson of White Light Prism, which lends a colorful tapestry of retro scenes and shots that are more than apropos given the song's title. (The footage will also be projected at the band's upcoming live show for those who'd rather view it IRL.)

Everyone Is Dirty plays at 9 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at Hemlock Tavern. $8; more info here. 

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