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New music videos from Corin Tucker and Emma McKenna directed by Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Local filmmaker and musician Aubree Bernier-Clarke (who you might recognize from her former band Swan Island, or more recently her cameo in Portlandia‘s Dream of the 90s) has been churning out the videos for queer muscians. She recently teamed up with Toronto based queer folk chanteuse Emma McKenna to direct the music video for “Run With It” and the Corin Tucker Band (Sleater-Kinney) for their song “Riley.”

Filmed partially in a tiny and quaint practice space the CTB vid also shows of some of Portland’s best features, including a nice segment on the Skidmore Bluffs. Their new album, 1000 Years, didn’t initially excite me very much, at least not in comparison to Tucker’s rockin’ roots, but it’s grown on me enough that I named it as one of 2010’s top ten queer albums.

As for McKenna, the title track off her debut album, “Run With It” is eerily beautiful. AfterEllen describes it as, “…Emma’s views through the keyhole for a very dark Alice in Wonderland-esque secret world, which includes some ghostly women using their hands to feel Emma for her own hidden thoughts and memories,” and characterizes her sound as, “…reminiscent of Kate Bush.

High praise to be sure. Check out both videos below and judge for yourself.

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