David Crowder*Band’s music video composed of 700,000 LITE-BRITE ® pegs will air on The Today Show tomorrow morning, Wed. Dec. 1. The “SMS (Shine)” video will be featured on the show’s weekly webtastic series with Sara Haines in the 10am EST hour. The Today Show airs live on NBC starting at 7am EST every weekday.
The video portraying a love story made completely of LITE-BRITE ® pegs was done solely by hand. Even details such as the piano playing in the background and the monkeys beating a drum in perfect time was done free of digital effects and computer animation. It took 2,150 man hours, 1,200 LITE-BRITE ® images, 83 friends and 148 pizzas to complete the video.
To view the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/davidcrowderband. The video received placement on such sites as USA Today, Billboard, Paste, VEVO.com’s “Artist We Love” and more along with running on Fox & Friends. To view the making of the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/davidcrowderband.
About David Crowder*Band:
Named among the “most thoughtful, progressive and exciting acts in contemporary Christian music” by the New York Times, the popular yet unconventional David Crowder*Band released their latest album Church Music in the fall which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian retail chart. Along with the group’s 7 GMA Dove Awards and 20 nominations, David Crowder*Band has toured with Michael W. Smith, Third Day and MercyMe including a headlining tour with Mute Math. The first Christian artist to be named MSN.com’s Artist of the Year in 2006 as well as foster a partnership with M-Audio/Propellerhead’s Reason software, Crowder is also the namesake behind premiere guitar maker Tom Anderson Guitarworks’s Roadster Acoustic. They have received media coverage from such major news outlets as CNN, Fox and the New York Times. Despite the success, David Crowder*Band makes it a point to get back to University Baptist Church on most Sundays, a church they helped found near the campus of Baylor University in Waco, TX. The band is also part of the Passion Movement, participating in university student gatherings in the US and around the world. The group’s leader David Crowder is further an acclaimed author, having penned two books, including his acclaimed, highly personal, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die: Or (The Eschatology of Bluegrass).
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (And If Our God Is For Us…), David Crowder* Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (We Shall Not Be Shaken), Christy Nockels (Life Light Up), Kristian Stanfill (Day After Day EP), and Passion (Passion: Awakening). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.