While at MFNW 2012 in Portland, Oregon we put our heads together with director Greg Hunt and longtime festival producer Trevor Solomon to curate ‘Room 205 live’. Held at venerable downtown venue Ted’s, (formerly Berbati’s Pan), the night showcased five featured artists from our collaborative Sound & Vision series Room 205. No elaborate sets and no second takes. Just 100% live shredding and raw weirdness. Enjoy!

BIO
Craft Spells began as the bedroom project of Justin Vallesteros. Holed up in his Stockton, CA home while winter beat the bushes outside, Vellesteros crafted a decidedly 80s strain of sentimental indie-pop; chiming guitars, atmospheric synths, and delicate drum-machines. Vallesteros now resides in Seattle and fronts a full band comprised of friends and serious shredders. They make records. They tour Europe. And they write very, very good songs. As we said in their previous Room 205 episode— if you love Felt, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, and the beautiful monotone drone of Ian Curtis... Craft Spells might soon be your favorite nuevo-new romantics.

COMPONENTS

Video
• YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD4B3A8A916B881B
• Vimeo: vimeo.com/album/2245009

Photos
• Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjCtUUQE

Music
• SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/goincase/sets/live-at-musicfest-nw

CREDITS

Executive Producer
• Incase: goincase.com

Producer
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Director
• Greg Hunt: huntfilmwork.com

Director of Photography
• Greg P. Schmitt: gregpschmitt.com

Editor
• Andrew van Baal: andrewvanbaal.com
• Forrest Borie: vimeo.com/forrestborie

Gaffer
• Joel Stirnkorb: linkedin.com/pub/joel-stirnkorb/18/45/510

Camera
• Efrem Peter: boxfishfilms.com
• Mike Weiss

Lighting Technician
• Stephen Purcell

Audio Engineer
• Griffin Rodriguez: linkedin.com/pub/griffin-rodriguez/1b/599/2a

Photos
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Performing Artist
• Craft Spells: facebook.com/CraftSpells

Room 205 Theme Song
• Cora Foxx: theheapsf.com

Special Thanks
• Trevor Solomon & Matt Manza of MFNW
• Nathan Ostrander & Dave Hite at Ted's (Berbati's Pan)
• The good folks of Portland, Oregon

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