||DEVIN TOWNSEND REVEALS 2ND 'CASUALTIES OF COOL' VIDEO
1 August 2014
Devin Townsend is proud to present to you the 2nd official promo video for Casualties of Cool's 'Flight'. This beautifully haunting video was shot, directed and edited, at his own initiative, by Konrad Palkeiwicz who is one of Devin's dearest friends.
Devin comments: "Casualties Of Cool is one of my favourite things, if not my favourite thing I've done to date. It's pretty left of centre, and now that my big Z2 project and all its chaos is nearing completion, it means even more to me. A dark and quiet place to go. Finally, its available for people who didn't order through Pledge, and I'm proud to present the video for 'Flight', done by long-time friend and collaborator Konrad Palkeiwicz. Konrad moved to an Island and filmed his interpretation of the song and I think it's beautiful.
"We have been rehearsing for our upcoming shows at Union Chapel and Savoy Teatteri in Finland, and it's really a pleasure to have the ability to do this type of music. Thank you for the support!" Dev
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A project over four years in the making, largely at night when home from turning the dial up for the day job in the studio, 'Casualties of Cool' saw Townsend look at himself in order to go forward. Digging out a battered old Fender amp and telecaster, he revisited the rootsy country and North American folk music of his youth.
Driven simply by the desire to see how things unfolded, free of the usual recording contract constraints and subsequent limits on time, the album released back in June reached No.11 in the Indie album charts and No.77 in the UK album charts.
The album was fully supported by a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music reaching nearly 550% of its intended target which made it one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to date. This huge success also contributed to Devin winning the prestigious 'King of the Internet' award at the 2014 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards which were held in London on June 16.
The long awaited stock of physical CDs of 'Casualties of Cool' have also finally arrived at Devin's official online merch store along with a few other cool Casualties items. Available stock is extremely limited.
Upcoming Casualties of Cool shows:
Aug 17th - Beautiful Days Festival, Devon, UK - SOLD OUT
Sept 4th - Union Chapel, London UK
Sept 6th - Savoy Teatteri, Helsinki FI