Stop! Animate, and Listen–to Good Night Billygoat

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?

About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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5 Comments

  1. Dan 03/15/2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Super cute! And really well made.
    Check out Llamarada de Petate´s work:
    http://vimeo.com/12836663

  2. Babs 03/15/2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Copy and paste the facebook link below and check out my dear cousin, Melissa. The storytelling caravan…a wonderful thing :o)

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001611973574#!/pages/Storytelling-Caravan/166497700054153

  3. sparkles 03/15/2011 at 8:39 pm #

    http://www.sampology.com/

    sampology is this awesome australian VJ (video DJ) that i happened to check out at Southbound festival earlier this year.

    He has a video screen which he mixes in pop culture and movie references, to his dj set.
    It’s very well integrated and my best pal and i dance solidly for an hour, as well as little squeals of delight when he played tracks from The Little Mermaid, Doctor Who, and the Muppets.
    It was a surprise highlight of the festival for me.

  4. Violet 03/20/2011 at 5:45 pm #

    That is so beautiful! I love that. it’s magical!

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