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09-01-2005, 04:50 AM

Burn to Shine is a film series produced by Fugazi's Brendan Canty and directed by film maker Christoph Green. This is the first installment in the series and is titled Burn to Shine 01: Washington DC. It features live performances by Bob Mould, Ted Leo, Ian Mackaye's new band The Evens, Weird War (ex-Make Up), Q and Not U (Dischord records), Canty's band Garland of Hours, Medications (ex-Faraquet), and French Toast (featuring James Canty of Make Up, and Jerry Busher of Fugazi).

We travel from town to town and film bands performing in houses that are about to be demolished or burned to the ground. They document the doomed house, the bands, and the demolition, put it together in a 45 minute movie, put it out on DVD and move on to the next town. Each DVD/town has a different curator that is entrenched in the respective music scene and who can pick out what he or she considers their favorite bands. This allows us to put the bands in a geocentric context.

The bands in Burn to Shine 01: Washington DC set up in a vacant bungalow that was going to be demolished and performed in the quaint living room at full volume, playing just one song each, for the camera's alone. The songs were recorded on a multitrack recording unit and filmed in HD with multiple cameras, which gives the film an incredibly crisp, clean look and sound. The bands play in this marginal, domestic environment: a tiny freezing cold room in front of an unlit fireplace on what turned out to be the coldest day of the year.

All the filming was done on January 14th 2004, in Bethesda, Maryland just before the house was burned to the ground by the fire department. Please click here (cities) to learn more about the house and it's history.

The DVD also contains footage of the burn wtih original music by Brendan Canty, and an extras section with beautifully shot still photos of all the bands with outtakes and incidental sounds, and a very groovy tune from our boys in the French Toast Band.

Official release date for this DVD is January 25th on the DVD label Trixie DVD and distributed by Touch and Go Records.

The DVD also contains an extras section with beautifully shot still photos of all the bands with outtakes and music underneath.

A second film, due to be released in July, was shot in a house in Chicago and features Wilco, Shellac, Tortoise, Freakwater, Tight Phantoms, Pit er Pat, The Ponys, The Lonesome Organist, and the Red Eyed Legends.

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09-01-2005, 04:52 AM
Fuck, that looks mean