Brandon Hoffman, also known as Blocktreat, has released a brand new video of a live outdoor performance! Here's what Brandon had to say about the video: "A big reason I got into instrumental music was to escape the negativity of the real world. Making and listening to instrumental music is so important for maintaining my sanity when shit starts going sideways. Lately with all this talk of western politics entering a 'post-truth' era, with Trump getting elected, then with Leonard dying, I feel like folks could use a little more space to just be comfortable with their thoughts (at least I do!). It's kind of a guilty satisfaction that my music feels more relevant the bleaker the news cycle gets."
This is Blocktreat's first live music video, shot on the Traditional Territory of the Secwempemc Nation (Williams Lake BC) in the fall of 2016. In the distance, plumes of steam bellow out of a power plant, which has recently received BC Ministry of Environment approval to burn millions of creosote-soaked railroad ties. This decision has caused a tear in the rural interior community, still struggling to overcome the 2014 breach of the Mount Polly Mine, which received national media coverage. Follow Your Stupid Heart is about keeping cool when the path seems impossibly murky.
Brandon Hoffman - mandolin and electronics
Brent Morton - drums
Shot by Rick Magnell and Casey Bennett
Edited by Sam Tudor