Buddy Banter's music has been featured in the trailer for an upcoming short film. Michael Arter, a filmmaker from Athens, Ohio, and director of Just South of North, recently wrapped up an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to cover production costs for the film, the trailer for which features the band's song "High with Me."
The film is not yet finished, though Arter says in an email to CityBeat that he'll have a rough cut wrapped up by mid-November, at which point he'll decide if "High with Me" or other songs will be in the finished version of the movie.
"As of right now, I am not sure which song I will be using for the film, but [Buddy Banter's] Steven [Perez-Oira] and I are continually collaborating together," Arter says.
Arter also recently directed the video for Buddy Banter's new song, "Insane."
January will mark The Casbah's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, the venue's lining up an entire month's worth of shows with performances by a long list of great bands, most of them local and many of which haven't performed together in quite a while. Among the bands playing in January are The Rugburns, The Paladins, No Knife, Three Mile Pilot, Pinback, OFF!, Sweet and Tender Hooligans, Buck O Nine, Creedle and the Orange County group Smile, who broke up in 2003. Casbah owner Tim Mays says that more bands will be announced soon.
Dum Dum Girls have announced the upcoming release of their third album, Too True. It will be out on Jan. 28 via Sub Pop.
Barbarian will have a song on a new Duran Duran tribute album, Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran, which will also feature contributions by Liars, Warpaint and Moby. The band covers "Late Bar," the b-side to Duran Duran's first single, "Planet Earth."