TYPHOON SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “REMEMBER”
Portland indie rock band Typhoon have shared the music video for “Remember” from their most recent album Offerings. In consistency with the album, the video dissects the connection between memory and human consciousness, this time with the visual of a man and his large sack of mementos he carries with him, trailing along hefty memories that become sorted, distorted, and even lost along the way. The video premiered yesterday.
The director, Jordan Halland, had an extremely impactful connection to the song, offering the following statement to accompany his work: “I’m not sure when I first became aware of Typhoon, but I do remember being a fan right from the beginning. They didn’t have a ton of music available so I listened to the few songs over and over again. In 2011 they played in Missoula, Montana with The Decemberists and I drove the two hours from my home to see them live. Traffic was crawling through construction zones along I90. I missed their set but I found my way to their merch table where I bought every album they had. Those albums sit in my living room, never gathering dust.
There are few bands that can tell a story like Typhoon. You can feel in a single lyric the sorrow of years lost in and the hope of an unwritten future. As a filmmaker, I love the journey their music takes me on but even if there wasn’t a single word spoken the music itself tells a story of trial and triumph, loss and longing, heartache and hope.
I wrote to the band letting them know that if they ever needed a music video to give me a call. Months later I got an email from the band saying that they were familiar with my work and would love to collaborate. Kyle explained the concept of the album and I was immediately on board. At the same time that we were talking about the video, my grandfather was dying. He was a giant of a man, a fire chief by trade and a quiet mountain in my life. He was stoically self-sufficient and hated feeling like he couldn’t take care of himself. It pained him to rely on anyone but himself and much like the man at the centre of Typhoon’s album, he was not going to go without a fight.
I took all of this in as I listened to the song on repeat as my wife and I raced through the Columbia Gorge, hoping to see him one last time. It was in those moments that I realized that what this man and my grandpa wanted, was to bundle up everything that still held value in their life and run away. But that doesn’t work in songs or real life. So in the end, their bag is still empty and you can only hope that they find peace in those final moments.
I filled the video with my memories of my grandpa. His fire chief hat, a toy truck, a pile of old western novels, all are for my grandpa. I went to his farm north of Portland and filmed some of the scenes on the roads that he drove his logging truck on every day. It goes without saying but the film, “A Ghost Story” by David Lowery was also on my mind. In the end, it seemed the easiest way to represent the move from this life to the next was also the simplest.
My hope is that the video can stand beside the beautiful album Typhoon made and push people to love their music like I have for the past eight years.”
Earlier this spring, Typhoon announced additional tour dates in support of Offerings, starting at the end of May, following a performance at Sasquatch Festival, and ending at Arroyo Seco Music & Arts Festival in Pasadena, CA. For the majority of Typhoon’s June tour dates, melodic rock band The Fourth Wall, also of Portland, will join as support.
05.27.2018 Sun – George WA – Sasquatch Festival
05.31.2018 Thu – South Burlington VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
06.01.2018 Fri – Montreal QC – Petit Campus +
06.03.2018 Sun – Portland ME – Port City Music Hall +
06.04.2018 Mon – Hamden CT – Space Ballroom +
06.06.2018 Wed – Millvale PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre +
06.07.2018 Thu – Baltimore MD – WTMD First Thursday Concert
06.08.2018 Fri – Asheville NC – The Grey Eagle +
06.09.2018 Sat – Richmond VA – The Broadberry +
06.12.2018 Tue – Cleveland OH – Beachland Ballroom +
06.14.2018 Thu – Louisville KY – Headliners Music Hall +
06.15.2018 Fri – Cincinnati OH – Summer Music Series On Fountain Square +
06.16.2018 Sat – St. Louis MO – Off Broadway +
06.18.2018 Mon – Kansas City MO – The Record Bar +
06.20.2018 Wed – Dallas TX – Club Dada +
06.21.2018 Thu – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall +
06.23.2018 Sat – Pasadena CA – Arroyo Seco Music & Arts Festival
(Gold Flake Paint)
Release Date: January 12th 2018
Ticket information available here.