Film At 11: Paleface

Paleface was a fixture on the downtown-NYC anti-folk scene in the early ’90s and put out two major-label records before his alcohol abuse almost killed him on tour with the Breeders in 1997. After cleaning up and meeting the likes of the Moldy Peaches and Regina Spektor, Paleface resumed his recording career via a number of new releases on small record companies and his own label. Last year, Paleface (now the name of the duo featuring him and his drummer girlfriend Monica Samalot) issued the excellent The Show Is On The Road on Ramseur Records (the onetime home to the Avett Brothers). MAGNET is proud to premiere the brand new video for “New York, New York.” Check out Paleface on tour throughout the spring and summer.

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  1. grahamwilkinsonmusic
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    “there’s a statue in the sea”
    NY, NY

  2. Posted April 20, 2010 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Great Great Great!!!! So Love It!!!!! Goosebumps Watching NY from abroad! I miss it! Love you guys!!!!!!

  3. eric blevins
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Loved it! Great song, great super 8 work, great animations.

  4. alicia rainwater
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Love the new video!!!!!!!! It”s fun and artsy. I’m from NY as well and it made me smile! LOve you guys! You ROCK

  5. Shannon Guirl
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Awesome job Memo! Wow! Thanks for introducing me to Paleface- I really like this guy’s music. Sweetness!

  6. Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    There aren’t very many people in this world that I love more than Paleface. This video makes me cry a little and feel sort of homesick. It is so sweet and pretty perfect.

  7. rob troise
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    the video looks great! love you guys

  8. RadioMike Perazzetti
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    It really sounds and looks amazing. It’s good to see NYC and old friends. It’s enough to make anyone homesick. Thank you both for what you do.

  9. Leah Ross
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing, it was great.

  10. Casey Scott
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous and true to who you are. Congratulations.

  11. kurt
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    well bro, I feel like you are finally at a good place …,the city made you who you are but now that you have hit the road ,there is a happiness about you (and Mo) that we can feel and relate to. Keep er rollin and keep it rockin !! …….Kel & Bob say hey Uncle P !!!!………LUV YA

  12. Posted April 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    YEAH!!! you guys are awesome greatness!!!…
    lots of love and good vibes from cousin Carlos and Jo!!!!!

  13. Posted April 20, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Great job! You and Mo are looking and sounding good. Wish we hadn’t missed you down here.

    Do keep rollin’ and rockin’.

    Cuz Mike & Angela

  14. Yanira
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful…kind of beautifully sad (a plus in my book) and nostalgic.. loved the song and the video. Congrats! Cheers from Puerto Rico.

  15. Posted April 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Keep up the good work buddy.

  16. Posted April 26, 2010 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Mo Face I miss yez

  17. judy
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I love this video:)

  18. Carmita del Valle
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Magnífico!!! Bella canción y bella presentación.
    Me hicieron revivir mi tiempo en Columbia University. Gracias.
    Mónica, te felicito y que dios te bendiga.
    Sabes que te quiere y siempre ora por ti,, la abuela de Alexandra.

  19. Kristen
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    P, so so so terrific! i’m so happy you are back out as Paleface w/just you and Mo! feels right. i can’t wait to catch you performing in NYC someday – perhaps an afternoon show at Living Room so that my ankle biter can join? She loves Oblivious 🙂
    be well friend, xo

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