Music Video

Blocktreat Music Video Drops!

Hey y’all,

this is your friendly Music Director at CFUR coming at ya.

Our good pal Brandon, known under the performing name Blocktreat, is releasing a new album soon! With new albums, new music videos come along in order to get us hyped. And thus, enjoy this delightful new track along with the very meta projection-based music video!

In our email correspondence, Brandon also gave me a little background on what the video is all about.

“My good bud and stellar photographer Casey Bennett was the main set of eyes for the project. His specialty is capturing the lonely, desolate beauty of Northern BC towns. It was super fun to make -- we spent a couple nights over the summer running around town with a video projector, blasting studio footage on a bunch of charming Williams Lake buildings and back alleys. The overall mood we were trying to capture is the quiet, lonely charm of our gritty little town. “

CFUR can 100% get behind the charm in a northern town. So from one gritty place to another, CONGRATULATIONS Blocktreat! We are so excited for your new album!

Stay tuned out there, everyone!

New LIVE Blocktreat video!

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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.

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Brandon Hoffman - mandolin and electronics

Brent Morton - drums

Shot by Rick Magnell and Casey Bennett

Edited by Sam Tudor