New American Noise: In Full
A few weeks ago I posted some tantalising teaser trailers for a new collaboration between Nokia and Somesuch & Co documenting America’s emerging music scene. The films were released recently and screened back-to-back in east London this week – and it turns out the hype was very well-founded. Of course with directors of the calibre of Emily Kai Bock, Tyrone LeBon, Bob Harlow and Abteen Bagheri involved it was always going to be special, but the final pieces surpass expectations being both beautifully shot and genuinely illuminating. Everyone will have their favourites, but if you can only watch one, I urge you to pick Abteen Bagheri’s extraordinary piece (below) about bounce music and gay rap in New Orleans.