Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Headquarters Help Christo Out

To boost the reputation of upcoming artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the famous New York band Headquarters decided to take their new band photos in front of The Gates, an outdoor art installation that decorated Central Park for ten days in spring 2005. Says singer Charles Wallace: "We felt that this piece of art deserves a bit more attention. The two artists have been working on this project for a long time, so we thought that telling our fans about it might help them get the recognition they deserve." For the photo shoot with photographer Tobias Klutke, the band even managed to get up early and get to Central Park while there was still daylight. Since then, Headquarters went back to their studio at an undisclosed location to record new material, which will be out soon. Despite thousands of requests, we have no confirmation yet that they actually recorded a ballad. For more info, go to http://www.hqmusic.net/. For music, click on the headline of this post.

1 comment:

perfidy said...

I was hoping some band would do this since even though "The Gates" were on the front pages of every major newspaper in the world, and every major paper's Web site for upwards of a week, they really didn't get the attention they deserve. Having Headquarters lend their powerful global image and name to the artist's cause will do more for Jean-Claude and Christo than the artistic duo's covering of the Reichstag ever did. I wish more bands would have the heart and courage to really take a stand for struggling artists. Morex Optimo, for example, should get their head out of their self-obsessed asses and invite up and coming bands like U2 to open for them. Whatever happened to helping other people out?