the millenium

The Millenium- Pine Hollow Sessions

Indie pop band The Millenium released their ambitious project titled “Pine Hollow Sessions” on March 4, 2015. They invited me to film/edit the video portion of their project which in only 3 days gained more than 1K views on YouTube.

Below is an excerpt from the band’s tumblr describing the project…

Reaching back into the community, we connected with multiple friends, musicians, businesses, and more from around the area, whom were all extremely gracious and willing to assist us succeed in finalizing this dream. Every single facet of this project was contained locally which was something really cool we had never done before…

  • Our studio of choice was city favorite Pine Hollow Studios ran by the amazing Evan Middlesworth who has worked with and plays in numerous bands from around the area.
  • Album art and exclusive posters were designed by Ambient Inks who has printed shirts for us in the past.
  • Assist in instrumental arrangements were done by Kyle’s (Feather) old roommate who was a composition major at school
  • Additional musicians majors were brought from Eau Claire’s University for auxiliary additions.
  • Project release content and campaign strategy was brainstormed between Kyle and Isaac Risseeuw, who runs the UWEC social accounts
  • Kyle Culver’s dad who runs his own photography company took shots during the recording process.

The project was huge. Not only did we want to put out these songs, but we also felt it was important to combine them with a video release of us performing the tracks consistent with the session style of the project’s name. The songs and the process had become more than just something to hear, but we more so hoped that they would be something that people could feel. Each track had taken on such a feeling of emotion and sheer passion that it almost felt necessary to experience the session thoroughly; we wanted people to be able to be in the room with us while the music was created…

Within two days we had rehearsed, tracked, and filmed the sessions. For only a handful of songs it was some of the most work we had put into a release, and now the time is almost here for us to share with you a side of us that isn’t often seen.

March 4th, we will be officially releasing this project online for your eyes and ears. Here’s what you can expect:

  • The songs will be free. We want to keep up with our previous mantra of releasing music, so all tracks will be available on our bandcamp ( for “pay what you want”, and yes that does include $0.00.
  • It will also be available digitally through all other online platforms. If you still would like to buy the album straight to your library because you love it just that much, you will be able to find it on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc.
  • There will also be a LIMITED press of the CD. We’re talking 100-200 copies of this release will be available max. And then we don’t have any plans to print more for a very very long time. These will be available on our online store, along with select tour dates.
  • A full 20 minute video of the entire session will be simultaneously released. This is a look into the project and has us performing each song as it is, in the studio.

[Read the full story here…]

Official Track listing:

Make sure to grab your copy of Pine Hollow Sessions and leave a review for the guys!


The Millenium | Rest Stop Sessions- Her and Cigarettes

I was riding with indie pop band The Millenium near the border of California when the landscape stretched out into miles of desert. We decided that this looked like the perfect location to do film their first video in a series titled “Rest Stop Sessions”. We exited off the highway, parked at the only gas station in sight, and scouted out a good place to set up. The guys ran through the song a handful of times before I got the camera rolling. 45 minutes later we were back on the road and I spent the next 4 hours in the van editing: The Millenium | Rest Stop Sessions – Her and Cigarettes (Cheap Girls Cover).



Some musician friends of mine played a show at The Garage in Burnsville last Friday. It has been awhile since I’ve been to a local show, so it felt good to see some familiar faces.

It kicked off with Josh Clutter who serenaded the crowd with his acoustic guitar. Then Grayson DeWolfe hit the stage as a 3 piece featuring Josh (formally in The Picture Perfect) on electric guitar. The crowd sang along the entire set and was gifted with a cover of “Pompeii” by Bastille.

Up next was the pop punk band Let Yourself Go who picked up the pace and got everyone moving. I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable they were on the stage. Their humor was on point and their hooks were catchy and easy to remember. Keep an eye on them, as they’re no doubt going to keep moving up the ranks.

The Millenium has recently released an amazing EP “It’s So Much Friendlier With Two” that they execute perfectly live. Honest lyrics with danceable tunes, it’s no wonder they’ve been turning heads and filling up venues.

Headliners, The Role Call, prefaced their set by showing a mini rockumentary as a special departing gift to fans. They pulled up former guitarist Zach for one of their older tunes and also filled the stage with former members of The Picture Perfect while covering “Good Time” by Owl City.

You can check out some of the performances below.

Let Yourself Go- “This Isn’t The First Time Someone’s Told Me I Should’ve Become An Attorny”:

The Millenium- “Take Me”: