Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Sci-Fi Romance: “Goodbye at the End of the World”

LA-based alt-folk band "Sci-Fi Romance" have a new animated music video for their song "Goodbye at the End of the World" that is done in the style of a 1950s flying saucer movie.

"Sci-Fi Romance" is an alt-folk/Americana band from Los Angeles, led by singer and songwriter Vance Kotrla (video creator). With a line-up of guitar, drums, and cello, the band’s dark, textured sound is evocative of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, American Records-era Johnny Cash, and contemporary folk-influenced acts like, The Decemberists or Iron & Wine. The band's new album, "Dust Among the Stars" was released in January 2016, and has been called "a uniquely original masterpiece" and "nothing short of breathtaking."

To prepare yourself for the video,"Goodbye at the End of the World," think of classic sci-fi films like, The Day the Earth Stood Still or Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. The video is also loaded with hidden references to classic movies, writers, genre personalities and more! See if you can pick 'em: it'll take you more than one viewing!


For Vance Kotrla, this video was a real labor of love and came from his affection for the genre. Never having done computer animation before, he did the whole thing on his own. It premièred last week on the music site Pancakes and Whiskey.

The video URL is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4woZg2RxjOM

For more information on the making of it, you can go to: http://bit.ly/1Tlq2LR

Pancakes and Whiskey article is at: http://bit.ly/1QBJLQA

Website: http://www.scifiromance.net

Bandcamp: http://music.scifiromance.net

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sci-fi-romance/sets/dust-among-the-stars

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dust-among-the-stars/id1053573097

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015L1OY1S/179-6892598-3944221

But wait! There's more!

There's a CD give-away for people who can spot some of the references in the video: http://bit.ly/1SfVjhK

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