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STEREO REFORM’S “FIRE” VIDEO SNAGS MUSIC VIDEO ASHEVILLE’S HIGHEST HONOR, THE “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARD, AS WELL AS THE AWARD FOR “BEST EDITING”
The “Fire” video was also nominated for three additional awards at the event: “Best Visual Design,” “Best Costume Design,” and “Best Soundtrack”
ASHEVILLE, N.C./ GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 18, 2014) - Stereo Reform’s “Fire” video was awarded two of the most prestigious awards at the seventh annual Music Video Asheville, held at the Diana Wortham Theater in Asheville, N.C. on Wednesday, April 16th. Of the 24 final nominee videos chosen, it was Stereo Reform’s “Fire” video that took home the award for “Best Editing,” and the highly-coveted grand prize of the “People’s Choice” award. In addition to these two category wins, the “Fire” video was also nominated for “Best Visual Design,” “Best Costume Design,” and “Best Soundtrack,” giving Stereo Reform a total of four nominations for the evening. “What an unexpected and incredibly rewarding evening that was,” said Neil Turner, bassist and lead singer for Stereo Reform. “We put so much energy, passion, time, and work into the ‘Fire’ video, and to have our fellow musicians and industry folks recognize and applaud that effort is such an awesome reward.”
Music Video Asheville is an annual event that showcases the collaborations between filmmakers and local musicians. Area bands submit their music videos, and the best 90 minutes are selected for a viewing and awards ceremony at the Diana Wortham Theater in Downtown Asheville. The event is a celebration of the creative, unique, and diverse music community that calls Asheville and western North Carolina home. This year, 55 videos (over 300 minutes) were submitted. Of these, 24 nominees were chosen to attend the viewing and awards presentation on Wednesday night. After all of the videos were shown, audience members were given a few minutes to cast their vote for their favorite video (the “People’s Choice” award) via text.
Judges for this year’s Music Video Asheville included: Alli Marshall, arts and entertainment editor for Mountain Xpress; Tony Kiss, entertainment editor and beer columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times; Jeff Messer, DJ on 880 The Revolution; Amanda Baranski of the Western North Carolina Film Commission; and Chusy Jardine, award-winning director of Anywhere, USA.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by such an incredibly talented community of musicians as Asheville,” said Stereo Reform’s lead guitarist, Will Evans. “We’d like to thank this year’s judges for their nominations, and all of the people who voted for our ‘Fire’ video to win the ‘People’s Choice’ award.”
About Stereo Reform
In April of 2012, Stereo Reform teamed up with Bravo Ocean and Triangle Sound Studios (owned by acclaimed producer Tricky Stewart) to record their newest album, The Future Started Yesterday, released in May of 2013. This high-energy album defines their signature sound, “Dance-a-Funk-a-Rock-a-Tronic,” in ten songs that groove and rock from the first note to the last. A true synthesis of genres, Dance-a-Funk-a-Rock-a-Tronic takes the loosely definable “rock” sound and blends dance, funk, and pop into the mix. Anchored by songs such as The Future Started Yesterday, Fire, and 10 Miles Out Of NYC (which was featured in Relix in 2011), this album boasts ample drums that give way to crisp guitar riffs and electro-influenced backbeats, and offers a fresh, sexy, modern sound that is wholly unique, yet feels somehow familiar. In the fall of 2013, Stereo Reform applied to Pandora® Internet Radio, and was accepted in the record time of just a few short weeks. Stereo Reform is now proud to have their very own Pandora station, which features their music alongside that of such familiar and notable artists as Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Daft Punk, Capital Cities, and more. Stereo Reform recently released their newest music video for the track Fire from their album, The Future Started Yesterday. The video is featured on YouTube Nation, a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and YouTube. The band also has the honor of being the feature band for the South Carolina NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and their song The Future Started Yesterday was chosen as the theme song for this year’s College All-Star Bowl. In April of 2014 Stereo Reform’s “Fire” video was nominated for four Music Video Asheville awards and won the highly-coveted grand prize of “People’s Choice” award, as well as the award for “Best Editing.” Stereo Reform is a fusion of the creative talents of Neil Turner on bass, keys, and lead vocals, and Will Evans on guitar, keys, and backup vocals. For more information on Stereo Reform please visit www.stereoreform.com.