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Harvey's Kitchen — Eating the Invaders

41 Comments 14 Nov, 2008

Six members of this North Carolina based band, piled into my kitchen elbow to knee and performed “Carpet and Tile,” from their upcoming EP Elbows up, Strings Down. Eating the Invaders usually rocks it out, plugged in, gritty with a sound that alludes to a strong Piedmont-based musical heritage and something new, dissonant and tangential.  Its members have performed in countless bands over the past decade and are well-known by their accomplished peers.

Matty Sheets’ lyrics often have the hook of a great narrative and the succinct beauty of a haiku.  “Carpet and Tile,” written one particularly dark evening inside the Greensboro Inn, a place you end up and not choose, is tactile music and perhaps foreshadows more great songs to come.

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Harvey K. Robinson is the cinematographer, editor, and director at Monkeywhale Productions. Originally from Derby, England he now resides in Greensboro, NC where he began a web series documenting musicians and artists from all over the country. Recipient of the 2009 HearNC "Marks, Stern and Thomas Award," winner of the 2010 48 Hour Film Festival Greensboro, and Betty Cone Medal of the Arts Nominee for 2011, his work has appeared as featured videos on Paste Magazine, E!News, and Aol spinner. Harvey’s commercial work has garnered 2 silver Addy awards in the past 2 years. With a background in Directing at NC School of the Arts and many years spent as a professional actor, Harvey brings a multi-disciplinary approach to each new creative endeavor whether it be a short film, music video, documentary, or commercial.
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  1. amazing. simply amazing.
    is that a frying pan in the back that gets a little tap action at the end?
    takes me back……. ooooooohbaaaaama.

  2. You know how the kitchen works, lady! These are some good peeps indeed!

  3. thankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyouthankyou thankyou

  4. That was a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience

  5. awesome, totally awesome.

  6. thank you Harvey..i love it..oh yeah ummmm do you know where i can get a 70 dollar bass guitar????

  7. That is really cool… not only the fact that I used to work with those guys at Pieworks but how it was shot and edited. Absolutely engaging. Matty, Gino you guys are looking good.

  8. Coming from an editor with some major skills, I’ll take that as high praise. Thanks Andy.

  9. perhaps foreshadows? perHAPS?
    seriously thanks Harvey and Carolyn, Vijay, Driveway, Marshall, Barry, Gino, Voss, and everyone at Monkeywhale. I can’t stop watching Gino flip the bird to Voss right before the vocals start. Funny stuff, have you seen it?

  10. Great band. Great song. Great video. Thanks fellas.

  11. These guys are certainly weird. Not a bad song though. Whenever you guys have volunteer work for me, let me know. Let’s save this planet.

  12. Wowsas….. You boys are all looking good… specially that Drummer… Heeeeyyy Drummer!

  13. Still love this one. Marshall cracks me up every time.

 

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