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"Crazy Align" by Shake the Baron

Ricky Shabazz and the Bap Boom Boys (aka Nicolas Heller) recently directed an engagingly dramatic, smartly conceived, subtly surreal music video for Shake the Baron, a solid rock band from New York. The video, “Crazy Align,” speaks louder than my words. I urge you to watch here.

“Crazy Align” is one of the cuts on Shake the Baron’s album, Ghost Hits, “a sometimes dark LP about lost love, false friendships, and the confusion of existence,” says the band. The songs have an ambitious guitar-driven sound with big stadium-rock drums. Guitars and vocals are provided by Jon Markson and Andrew Oedel, bass and additional vocals are by Max Currier, and Matt Addison is on the drums. Hear the album here.

“Crazy Align”

Director: Nicolas Heller Cinematographer: Clayton Combe Producer: Ryan Baizon Executive Producers: Rik Cordero & Thomas Winstanley 1st AD: Alex Amoling Gaffer: Justyn Davis 1st AC: Robbie Barclay Key Grip: Douglas Quill Steadicam Operator: John E. Kopec HMU: Belinda Keatts PAs: Luke Wright & Dan Kapustinski Editor: Nicolas Heller VFX: Alex Amoling Color: Michael Lawrence Starring: Sean S. Allison & Nancy Mitchell Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys & Three/21 Media 2012

“Crazy Align” available on the album Ghost Hits by Shake the Baron (digital release: June 12).

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