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Monday, November 25, 2013

Premiere: New Video By the Finns, Reuniting This Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

PHOTOS BY TOBY WEISS, VIA THE FINNS FACEBOOK PAGE
  • photos by Toby Weiss, via The Finns Facebook page

St. Louis indie-rock legends the Finns will reunite to play a show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room this Saturday. As with its previous reunion shows, this event is a must-see for fans of power pop or St. Louis music history.

This show also marks a bit of interesting Riverfront Times history. Nearly twenty years ago we "sponsored" a trip for the Finns to play at South By Southwest. In the pre-Internet days, SXSW was one of the best places for up-and-coming bands to get noticed, and we sent the Finns down South to represent St. Louis.

The Finns disbanded not long after that SXSW trip, but fans never stopped loving the music. In anticipation of its big show this weekend, the high-energy band had some old music video footage edited and put online. The video for "SkyVue" is charming and simple, just a bunch of old clips of the band in its practice space and cruising around at night in a sweet old ride.

The footage was originally filmed on VHS (with a VHS camera that cost "eight-hundred 1994 dollars," according to guitarist Joe Thebeau), but it's been masterfully edited and modernized by Brian McClelland of Blip Blap Video.

We're proud to premiere the video of our old friends for you here. Check it out below.

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