by The Alchemist
NYC born and bred musician Noah Chenfeld releases a whimsical and effervescent new video for the recent track, “Orioles,” directed and produced by filmmaker Ben Klein. Set entirely on a baseball field, the video moves through the customs and traditions of baseball, complete with Cracker Jacks, old school trading cards, doping up, and a silent nod to the legendary Barry Bonds.
Noah Chenfeld says of the video:
“Given the song title is also the name of a Major League Baseball team, I thought it would be fun to make a baseball-themed video, including all the strange quirks and rituals associated with it, a big joke really, starring my dad who proved to be a charismatic lead.”
The track is a contemporary pop-rock confection, fused with funky guitars and punchy synths. Noah devised “Orioles” entirely under quarantine, alone in his room with a laptop, guitar, and keyboard. To break up the days, Noah started running daily, and one day, in a state of post-run zen, Noah had noticed birds chirping, and was taken by their melody. He immediately ran to his phone to record the tune. That bird song became the starting point for “Orioles”.
When we listened to the track we were most impressed with the way that he combines multiple portions of various genres and creates a very unique feel in this track. It has a pop feel in the vocals, while it also has some alternative elements to give it a calming feel. This is a great song to help the listener wind down after a long day at work. Check it out below.
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When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.