There I was, at a Little Dragon concert, patiently waiting for the show to start. The opener was a band from Portland, so I text my friend who is moving there soon to let her know I am thinking of her! The lights dim. Then, these amazing stop motion animations begin projecting onto the wall. I haven’t seen stop motion like this before, and when paired with the band’s music – which has a slight ambient similarity to Explosions in the Sky – I feel like I’m part of some whimsical story. If you happen to find yourself in my awestruck shoes, watching two talented musicians playing to homemade stop motion, then you’ve found Good Night Billygoat.
When their set ends, and Little Dragon hits the stage, I’m not yet ready to put Good Night Billygoat to rest. I make a note to find them online, share them with you, and, here they are–and here you are!
In the above snippet, you’ll find behind-the-scenes footage and commentary from the duo themselves, David and Nick. For a look at one of their finished products, dive into the clip below.
Do you know of any other awe-inspiring artists out there that we should know about?