“Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped”
Director. Larry Fessenden (2014 Music Video for the band Life in a Blender)
Glass Eye Pix releases a music video directed by Larry Fessenden, titled “Frankenstein Cannot be Stopped”. This record can be found on We Already Have Birds That Sing, the new album from New York band Life in a Blender.
For over 25 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf’s blackly comic landscapes. The group has released eight albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle.
Don Rauf formed the band with high school friend Dave Moody (then bassist, now cellist), and within a couple of years had acquired the drumming services of Ken Meyer. Guitarist Al Houghton and bassist Mark Lerner joined in 1992, and violinist Rebecca Weiner Tompkins signed on in 1993. While the band’s core lineup has remained remarkably constant for the past 18 years, the list of former members, guest artists, and collaborators includes Chris Butler (The Waitresses, Tin Huey), Chris Rael (Church of Betty), Jonathan Gregg, John Linnell (They Might Be Giants), Gavin Smith (Les Sans Culottes), Susan Hwang (Debutante Hour), Brian Dewan, and Olivier Conan (Chicha Libre, Las Rubias Del Norte).
Life in a Blender’s “Friend from Quebec” was featured in Michael Moore’s Canadian Bacon, and “Mobile Wash Unit” appeared in Sara Lamm’s documentary, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox.
The band has released eight albums, the most recent being “We Already Have Birds That Sing,” produced byKenny Siegal and the band.