TV Movie
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TV Movie

Mansfield, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Mansfield, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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TV Movie featured on SamLand Radio! Multiple songs were played, upcoming shows and websites announced!
07/27/2011 - DJ Sam Machling


TV Movie featured on SamLand Radio! Multiple songs were played, upcoming shows and websites announced!
07/27/2011 - DJ Sam Machling


TV Movie featured on Underground Columbus! Multiple songs were played, upcoming shows announced, live shows review!
DJ Brian Dorsey
07/27/2011 - UndergroundColumbus.com Radio


TV Movie featured on Underground Columbus! Multiple songs were played, upcoming shows announced, live shows review!
DJ Brian Dorsey
07/27/2011 - UndergroundColumbus.com Radio


I saw TV Movie play an excellent show at Martini’s On Main up in Mansfield last month. They were amazing! They played to an old silent film called Metropolis and it was incredible how the music synced up with the film. Plus, their music sounded perfect for it! They have an upcoming show on Saturday February 26th so go check these guys out, you will be impressed! - UndergroundColumbus.com Radio


I saw TV Movie play an excellent show at Martini’s On Main up in Mansfield last month. They were amazing! They played to an old silent film called Metropolis and it was incredible how the music synced up with the film. Plus, their music sounded perfect for it! They have an upcoming show on Saturday February 26th so go check these guys out, you will be impressed! - UndergroundColumbus.com Radio


Bad Days Are Gone (feat. Candy Apple Blue) was the top pick on QNation.FM's radio show 'A Nooner With Miss Annie'. She also gave us a great promo for our upcoming show! - QNation.FM


Bad Days Are Gone (feat. Candy Apple Blue) was the top pick on QNation.FM's radio show 'A Nooner With Miss Annie'. She also gave us a great promo for our upcoming show! - QNation.FM


TV Movie's 'Bad Place' & 'Negative Feedback' played on Z100 Radio!
05/03/2011 - Z100 - New York's Hit Music Station


TV Movie's 'Bad Place' & 'Negative Feedback' played on Z100 Radio!
05/03/2011 - Z100 - New York's Hit Music Station


TV Movie's 'Bad Days Are Gone' (feat. Candy Apple Blue) featured on Pride Showcase (DJ Riley) on Q Nation FM streaming radio!!! - QNation FM


TV Movie's 'Bad Days Are Gone' (feat. Candy Apple Blue) featured on Pride Showcase (DJ Riley) on Q Nation FM streaming radio!!! - QNation FM


TV Movie featured in ‘M’ Magazine of North Central Ohio!
(Apr-Jun2011 issue page 37) - M Magazine of North Central Ohio (Apr-Jun2011 issue page 37)


TV Movie featured in ‘M’ Magazine of North Central Ohio!
(Apr-Jun2011 issue page 37) - M Magazine of North Central Ohio (Apr-Jun2011 issue page 37)


TV Movie receives a panel review score of 6.79; current chart position for the genre of ALTERNATIVE is #60; current overall genres chart position is #1246 - Panel Review Board - IndieCharts.com


TV Movie receives a panel review score of 6.79; current chart position for the genre of ALTERNATIVE is #60; current overall genres chart position is #1246 - Panel Review Board - IndieCharts.com


FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: TV Movie has an upcoming event (TV Movie Horror Show @ Martini's!) check them out! You won't be sorry!
(entertainment bulletins and recommendations)
02/25/2011

- Mansfield Mouthpiece


FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: TV Movie has an upcoming event (TV Movie Horror Show @ Martini's!) check them out! You won't be sorry!
(entertainment bulletins and recommendations)
02/25/2011

- Mansfield Mouthpiece


Review of Return to Blue by TV Movie; CREATIVE - This will be downloaded and I will be checking what else this artist has up. Creativity is the highest aspect of art - and it is demonstrated here in spades.

Some great contrast in the E.Q. on the opening bars. Interesting arrangement - instruments are very sonically separate.
Interesting approach to vocal delivery. Creative for sure.
Great variety of original textures here. Full walls of sound start to form at just after a minute and a half.
Very interesting and unique music here. This is original in the potentially brilliant category. Definitely worth a listen.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track.
sprrwfrnht from Calgary / Gold Coast, Alberta, Canada
06/14/2010
- GarageBand.com


Review of Return to Blue by TV Movie; CREATIVE - This will be downloaded and I will be checking what else this artist has up. Creativity is the highest aspect of art - and it is demonstrated here in spades.

Some great contrast in the E.Q. on the opening bars. Interesting arrangement - instruments are very sonically separate.
Interesting approach to vocal delivery. Creative for sure.
Great variety of original textures here. Full walls of sound start to form at just after a minute and a half.
Very interesting and unique music here. This is original in the potentially brilliant category. Definitely worth a listen.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track.
sprrwfrnht from Calgary / Gold Coast, Alberta, Canada
06/14/2010
- GarageBand.com


"Return To Blue" - Reviewer's Pick Award - Most Original in Alternative Pop, week of 19Apr2010 on GarageBand.com - GarageBand.com


"Return To Blue" - Reviewer's Pick Award - Most Original in Alternative Pop, week of 19Apr2010 on GarageBand.com - GarageBand.com


Review of Tell Me by TV Movie;
WELL DONE - The intro is nice, sounds little like the cure, maybe too long in my opinion. Mix well balanced, clear and at a good level. Good vocal performance, good choice of sounds and effects. The solo is cool fit's perfectly with the song. Well done


- VICM
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 10th, 2010 - GarageBand.com


Review of Tell Me by TV Movie;
WELL DONE - The intro is nice, sounds little like the cure, maybe too long in my opinion. Mix well balanced, clear and at a good level. Good vocal performance, good choice of sounds and effects. The solo is cool fit's perfectly with the song. Well done


- VICM
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 10th, 2010 - GarageBand.com


no sound till 8 sec... afterward your warped into a world of sound with a alien guide.... fun stuff i like it id like to here more from this artist.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Best Feel Good Track.
Grimtones, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
02/26/2010 - GarageBand.com


"'Tell Me' 4.5 stars out of 5 reviewer rating on GarageBand.com!"
- GarageBand.com (Feb 19, 2010) - Garage Band.com


"'Numb' - Track of the Day on 5Feb2010 in Experimental Electronica "
- GarageBand.com (Feb 05, 2010) - GarageBand.com


"'Tell Me' - Track of the Day on 6Feb2010 in Alternative Pop"
- GarageBand.com (Feb 06, 2010) - GarageBand.com


"'Tell Me' - Best Keyboards in Alternative Pop, week of 25Jan2010 "
- GarageBand.com (Jan 25, 2010) - GarageBand.com


TV Movie's 'Generate' receives electronic track of the day. January, 14th, 2010 - GarageBand.com


TV Movie's 'Generate' receives electronic track of the day. January, 14th, 2010 - GarageBand.com


MANSFIELD, Ohio — About four years ago, Paris Bihari was moved by music. He went to Hag Fest, a festival in Perrysville designed to showcase local musicians and bands.

There, he met James Amos, frontman for TV Movie, a band that hails from Austin, Texas. After eight years in the Lone Star state, Amos had recently relocated to the Mansfield area. Listening to the band’s unique sounds intrigued the life-long music enthusiast.

“It opened my eyes, man,” said Bihari as he remembered that moment he heard the band’s tunes. “There are bands that still have it.”

The “it” he referred to is the gritty drive of a creative musician, the stamina to withstand the splinters of an innate impulse to live against the grain.

TV Movie was originally just an Amos production. It was born from his curious nature — a side project that piqued his interest. He began by producing beats through software on his computer and gradually transitioned to adding guitars and vocals. He sifted through lyrics written long before and added them in as inspiration struck. The idea grew into a project.

Then his grandparents fell ill in Mansfield.

“I was in-between jobs at the time and I wanted to take care of them,” Amos said. “So I moved.”

That was in 2008. But like most dreams and ideas, TV Movie did not die. In fact, it evolved into a nearly full-time endeavor.

He introduced the idea of TV Movie to his musician friends upon arrival in Mansfield. Soon enough, he welcomed three members: Tim Ball (bassist), Hugo Nida (keyboardist) and Matt Kempf (drummer). Nida has since left the band and was replaced by his son, Jacob Nida, the band’s current lead/rhythm guitarist.
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TV Movie is, from left, is Matt Kempf, Jacob Nida and James Amos. (Photo courtesy of Amber Moore)

The band has used different members through recent years as they gigged Mansfield and surrounding areas. They released an E.P. in October 2013 and a full-length album in June 2015.

Amos eventually developed a desire to breathe life into a seemingly dying culture.

“It’s a challenge being a musician in Mansfield. Most aren’t used to hearing original music, and they want covers," Amos said. "And nobody wants to buy music anymore."

Enter Bihari.

The night Bihari met Amos in Perrysville a friendship and partnership began. Together they run Clash at Events, a local concert venue with a mission to edify Mansfield’s original music scene. Bihari now co-produces all of TV Movie’s music. He also documents the movement with his camera, as Pics by Paris.

TV Movie’s latest album, Reel1, was slotted for independent release in January. But the band further honed their sound and released it in June. Part of that process was sending it for mastering to Gordon Bahary, a musician and producer in New York who’s career included producing songs for Stevie Wonder in the 1980s.

“It (Reel1) sounds perfect,” Amos said.

The concept album, complete with TV Movie’s dance-punk, indie-alt rock hip-hop sound, takes its listeners on a journey.

“Starting off with a break-up, his journey takes him from a stagnate and mundane cycle into learning to view life in a new light, whether it be real or fantasy,” reads the band’s Bandcamp page.

Amos collaborated with artists Tazjin and Candy Apple Blue to complete the album. The goal is to form a connection with listeners.

“I definitely think making that connection is key (to making music). Just to have someone listen to the tracks and they can relate to different things," Amos said. "To be able to form some kind of bond between the music and them is really the ultimate gratification you can get in giving someone music."

And will there be a Reel2?

“Possibly,” said Amos with a knowing smile. - Richland Source


Discography

EP - Reel1, Sniff 'N' Skratch Records 2015

EP - Soundtrack, Sniff 'N' Skratch Records, 2013

Single - Bad Days Are Gone (feat. Candy Apple Blue), Sniff 'N' Skratch Records, 2011

LP - Turn Out the Light, Sniff 'N' Skratch Records, 2010

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Bio

TV Movie is ultimately a garage rock band at heart with a heavy dose of infused electronica and art-rock. Originally from Austin, TX, TV Movie is now currently active in the Heartlands of Ohio. With influences such as Joy Division, Pulp, and Lou Reed, they seamlessly bring the perfect post-punk blend of lyrical angst, catchy melodies, and danceable rhythms. Their growth and matureness in the music industry is demonstrated on their sophomore album, "Reel1", released on Sniff ‘N’ Skratch Records in June 2015. The non-stop concept album tells the story of one man's journey that occurs in one night. Starting off with a break-up, his journey takes him from a stagnantly mundane cycle, into learning to view life in a new light, whether it is real or fantasy. The trio has played anywhere from major time slots at regional music fests such as Worst Kept Secret Fest to smaller unofficial showcases at SXSW.  Whether the stage is large or small, TV Movie rocks out and gets the crowd dancing all in one show!


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