Set in and around the Beacon Hill landmark and directed by Canh Solo , "Fou Lee" gets the second (of many) visual treatments from the

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Sabzi Steals the Show in Blue Scholars' Second Cinémetropolis Video, "Fou Lee"

Set in and around the Beacon Hill landmark and directed by Canh Solo, "Fou Lee" gets the second (of many) visual treatments from the Blue Scholars' fan-financed soundtrack Cinémetropolis (which was made available early via Bandcamp).

The song was "inspired by shopping trips we made to that grocery store when we lived in the heart of Beacon Hill, from 2004 to 2008," Geo says. "We had house parties during recording sessions for The Long March and Bayani during that time, made a lot of coffee runs, had a lot of meetings, and the meals we shared were usually cooked with ingredients bought at our favorite Vietnamese-owned Philippine grocery store, where the staff greets you in Tagalog spoken with thick Vietnamese accents. This song uses food as an analogy for who we are - a mash-up of ingredients, chopped up and thrown onto a fire made from memory instead of recipe."

Producer Sabzi's comedy steals the show--not unlike the Cinémetropolis, where his beatmaking shift did much the same thing. The defiance that led him to swap the Scholars' sample-heavy sound for synths doesn't exactly equate to his knack for dancing with shopping carts and Saba brand canned mackerel, but his clowning is equally attention-getting--and one can only hope, equally as meme-generating.

The record's official release parties happen this weekend at Neumos--Friday's gig is hosted by Macklemore (he's so hot right now) with support from Helluvastate, JusMoni, and DJ Sosa, and Saturday's show throws hosting duties to El Mizell with opening acts Brothers From Another, The Good Sin, and DJ Sosa. The $15 is well worth it.

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